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Can i use Metronidazole given for BV, also for pain while urinating?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Mar 2014
Question: i have been diagnosed with BV (Gardnerella) and have taken a single dose treatment of metronidazole. a couple days later i started to have pain in urinating again. should i take another stat treatment of the antibiotic? could i have something more tham Gardnerella? i have tested negative for chylamedia and gonorrhea.
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Answered by Dr. Saul Weinreb (1 hour later)
Brief Answer: Thank you for using HCM, I would love to help Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic. BV can cause vaginal irritation, odor and discharge, but it does not cause pain with urination. The antibiotic you took would help with gardnerella and BV but not with the urinary infection (if you have one). So I don't see any reason for you to take the antibiotic again. You can try to drink lots of fluid and cranberry juice and see if you can clear the urine infection on your own. If the pain persists, or gets worse, or you develop fever, back pain or other severe symptoms, you should call your doctor and start an antibiotic for a UTI. However most of the time it will clear on its own. I hope this was helpful, please let me know if you have any more questions. Dr. Weinreb
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Can i use Metronidazole given for BV, also for pain while urinating?

Brief Answer: Thank you for using HCM, I would love to help Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic. BV can cause vaginal irritation, odor and discharge, but it does not cause pain with urination. The antibiotic you took would help with gardnerella and BV but not with the urinary infection (if you have one). So I don't see any reason for you to take the antibiotic again. You can try to drink lots of fluid and cranberry juice and see if you can clear the urine infection on your own. If the pain persists, or gets worse, or you develop fever, back pain or other severe symptoms, you should call your doctor and start an antibiotic for a UTI. However most of the time it will clear on its own. I hope this was helpful, please let me know if you have any more questions. Dr. Weinreb