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Query about bacterial vaginosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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User :   Does Clarithromycin treat bacterial infections in women?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   Nice to mee you
User :   My name is Deana
Doctor :   Yes it does treat bacterial infections in any human being
Doctor :   Hello Deana,
User :   BV?
Doctor :   Bacterial vaginosis, is better treated with other group of antibiotics called Flagyls
User :   Also could a UTI or bacterial infection cause severe bloating in the stomach? I had two ultrasounds today and I think I am having a bacterial infection on top of the other
User :   I have the other antibiotic here should I call the doctor for the different kind?
Doctor :   may i know where u got the current medicine from ?
Doctor :   Yes you can contact and confirm the diagnosis
User :   Sure my regular doctor not the obgyn but the obgyn sent me to the hospital today for the ultrasounds
Doctor :   ok
User :   The GP gave me Biaxin that I ended up taking another antibiotic at the time
User :   So Biaxin won't work on this problem?
Doctor :   which is the other antibiotic u have mentioned here ?
Doctor :   Biaxin has less efficasy in BV
User :   the one starting with the c it's the generic form of Biaxin
User :   Clarithromycin
Doctor :   biaxin and clarithromycin are the one and the same
Doctor :   name does not matter
User :   ok so it's not the right treatment for my issue? Need the one you mentioned
Doctor :   you should consider consulting your gynae, and then getting the proper diagnoisis, whether its BV or something else
Doctor :   yes, flagyls (metronidazole) is the best medicine for BV
User :   ok, im a 37 and i am quite certain that's what it is. That sort of thing would not show up on ultrasounds
Doctor :   you can ask your gynae for a prescription for the same
Doctor :   BV bacterial vaginosis, is confirmed by a vaginal culture and swab analysis
Doctor :   sonogram can diagnose if you have any pelvic infection or other issues but not BV
User :   I know but with my age and rapport with my doctor he normally just calls it in. Thanks so much I will give them a call back. Not a good day but thanks for helping me.
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Do u have any other query?
Doctor :   thank you and take care
Doctor :   bye for now
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