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Masturbation during medication for bacterial vaginosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, I am currently taking (tindamax)antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis. Is it ok to externally masturbate during treatment? Because This is my 4th day taking the medication and after I masterbated it came back. I have one more day to take the medication. What should I do?                                                  
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   hello
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is it an external application of Tindamax
Doctor :   that you are taking
User :   it is pills
Doctor :   Oral??
User :   it is oral yes
Doctor :   Can you explain more about this sentence "This is my 4th day taking the medication and after I masterbated it came back".
Doctor :   Do you mean the symptoms came back?
Doctor :   Hello are you with me?
User :   yes my symptoms meaning the fishy odor came back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i started taking the medication and the odor went away after i masterbated externally it came back. Why
Doctor :   Ok but the treatment duration is not completed yet
Doctor :   actually it requires more than 7 days of treatment
Doctor :   Are you sexually active ?
User :   no i just have one more pill to take tonight. it is for 5 days 500mgs 2x's a day
Doctor :   during this period?
User :   no i am not sexually active during this period
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   39
Doctor :   With what did you masturbate?
User :   an external pocket rocket vibrator
User :   it did not go inside
Doctor :   Ok, masturbation should not cause a serious recurrence of bacterial vaginosis
Doctor :   You should consider restricting the usage of external objects which are not clean
Doctor :   and not disinfected
User :   the secretions from the orgasm doe not interfere with it
User :   ok
User :   What should I do at this point now? Because I do have the fishy odor again and it is really bad.
Doctor :   I would have to ask you to consider the continuation of the treatment with the help of the Doctor
Doctor :   whom you met previously
Doctor :   As said it requires a treatment time of 7 days and sometimes 14 days too
User :   maybe i need a longer treatment then
Doctor :   Yes
User :   thank you for your help. Is there anything else I should know>
Doctor :   Use of clean pads
Doctor :   Twice a day shower
Doctor :   Restrict sexual intercourse if you are planning to be active
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have itching?
User :   mild
Doctor :   Cut short your nails for time being
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do not leave moisture, pat dry the external genitalia
Doctor :   Do you have discharge in large amounts?
User :   ok
User :   yes i always have alot of discharge. i think it is because i have a high sex drive
Doctor :   Is it odorous?
Doctor :   all the time
User :   no when i dont have an infection it is not odorous ....just very moist. i wear pantiliners daily.
Doctor :   Ok, I think you can consider the above recommendations
User :   sure
Doctor :   Are you over weight or diagnosed to be Diabetes?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok If you have repeated infections consider checking your blood sugar too?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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