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What can I do or what should I do to make my bv go away really quickly (I'm 14)

By Anonymous July 16, 2012 - 8:39am
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I'm 14 years Old. Almost 15. I have bv. Have for about 4 months now. I haven't had sex yet. I haven't tried any medications or anything because I'm afraid it'll just make my bc worse. I suffer mostly from the discharge,nasty fishy smell :( & the itching. My mom won't take me to the doctor because she thinks I'm just not washing good enough down there. But trust me, that's not the case! I'm more concerned now than ever because I found out this could lead to PID. I know I don't have a yeast infection. So it has to be bv. I need to do something EFFECTIVE to make this go away and never come back. I am also overweight. & I was wondering since my thighs are always covering my vagina & it can't "breathe" is that why I have bv?

Why do I have bv?
What can I do that works fast, effectively & not letting it come back. (without going to the doctor)
Thanks in adv for helping me to those who are/will.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. 

While up to 1/3 of cases of bacterial vaginosis may resolve on their own, it is recommended that medical treatment be given if symptoms are present or during pregnancy to avoid the development of complications. Antibiotics are the recommended treatment for bacterial vaginosis. A few antibiotic remedies are routinely used. Metronidazole (Flagyl) taken by either oral (pill) form or by vaginalmetronidazole gel (Metrogel) is an effective cure. Also available is the vaginal clindamycin cream (Cleocin). The oral metronidazole can cause some minor but unpleasant side effects, but is believed to be the most effective treatment. It's important to explain to your mom how you feel and let her know the importance it is for you to see a doctor.

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