Women's health

Bacterial vaginosis

(BV)

About Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection caused by an imbalance of "good" and "bad" bacteria inside the vagina. Experts don't know exactly why some people get it, but it seems to be linked to douching, or having a new sex partner or multiple sex partners at once -- though it's not technically a sexually transmitted infection.

Symptoms of Bacterial vaginosis
  • White or gray vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal pain, itching, or burning
  • Unpleasant, fishy vaginal odor</li><li>Burning with urination

Top Medications for Bacterial vaginosis according to our users

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All Medications for Bacterial vaginosis

  • Flagyl
    (metronidazole)
    Prescription only

    Flagyl (Metronidazole) is a very good way to treat certain bacterial infections, but you can't have any alcohol while on it since it'll make you throw up. A lot.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release tablet
  • Metrogel
    (metronidazole)
    Prescription only

    Metrogel (metronidazole) is effective for bacterial infections or skin conditions, but you may need to avoid alcohol while using this.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Cream, gel, or ointment
    • Vaginal cream, gel, or ointment
  • Fibercon
    (calcium polycarbophil)
    Over-the-counter

    Fibercon (Calcium Polycarbophil) is a natural fiber laxative that's safe enough to take during pregnancy. Just make sure you take it with plenty of liquid.

    Was it worth it?
    Men
    48%
    Women

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    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill

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