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Grayish vaginal discharge. Bacterial infection diagnosed. Need antibiotics? History of breast cancer

I had been having a discharge for 4-6 mos and finally got in to see an OB/GYN who said I have a bacterial inf. I just turned 51, had hysterectomy(except ovaries) in 2001, started menopause 2005,2006, diagnosed breast cancer Feb.,2011. Was taking Tamoxifen until Aug. 2012, now taking Arimidex. I don't know if med change would have anything to do with the discharge or not. Had bloodwork and am post-menapausal, 2 times had brite red on pantyshield, most of time was grayish or a rusty color. Want to know what caused inf. and if spouse should be taking antibiotic also. I am taking Flagyl 500mg. 2 times a day
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCm.
Infection is caused by bacteria just as every other infection occurs. Considering you medical history and medicines there is a higher risk of vaginal and pelvic infections so this isnt something uncommon. More important than the cause is its treatment. Just continue with antibiotics and the do the swab test to check this out. If you have signs of vaginal blleding or spotting this is just a sign of arimidex therapy and this shouldnt concern you. Wish you good health.
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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