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Is it possible my doctor confused BV with Trich?

By Anonymous July 15, 2010 - 7:02pm
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Last year i noticed a foul smelling discharge comming from me i had jus recently started dating someone new and I have an iud so i immediatley consulted with a doc she told me she thought i had BV and treated me with Metronidazole i took the full dose but the symptoms never really went away everyone was telling me it could be my iud since it was close to be taken out. Well i go back to the doctor today to have my iud removed and tell her i been having the same symtoms since the last time i came and she tells me i have trich. I freaked out because i accepted that my now boyfriend may have given me something when we first statrted dating from maybe an ex but its been months so i now i feel like he has cheated and passed me this he is freaking out telling me he swears that he hasnt and he feels that i have had this trich the whole time and maybe my doctor jus misdiagnosed it when i came in almost a year ago.. COULD THIS BE POSSIBLE AT ALL?

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The above post is correct! Flagyl is NOT TO BE USED FOR YEAST! It is NOT AN ANTIFUNGAL. It is most commonly used to treat BV and trich. After use, it can actually CAUSE A YEAST INFECTION.

September 26, 2014 - 5:53pm
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i have been diagnosed with bv and been treated for it several times. I told my doctor that it keeps coming back and i dont know why, i use the meds as she instructed til it was gone EVERYTIME!...After doing some researching, I"m thinking I have tric and my husband has it also, i notice that after treating myselft the infection is gone, then after having sex with my husband, i get the same symtoms all over again, and go back to the doc's for the same treatment. ugh! i believe this because although the tric and bv may be treated with the same meds, i dont think i would be catching BV from my husband. I live by all the do's and dont's of preventing yest & bv infection, (especially since i'm very sentitive down there) so anything that's in my control is pretty much taken care of. however Tric is a STD and a person can keep catching it if their partner have it and is not treated for it!

January 23, 2013 - 10:01am
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Well from what I have read about trich some people do not show symptoms at all while others do. Your bf might have had it the whole time he was with you and not even know. Best way for you to treat trich is for both of you to get treaded at the same time. I got trich from a girl I was with once and I told her hey it was you who gave me this because I have only ever had sex with a virgin before and her response is no i feel fine you are crazy. While I have itchy as hell red dots on my junk. Anyways thats just an example some people can have it and never know and if you have sex with them again you can get it again from them.

May 12, 2012 - 2:51am
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Thats the thing, if it's Trich, both partners have to be tested. If It's Bv, they don't.

March 1, 2012 - 3:43am
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Hi...I hope by now you have found the answer to your question... I know how frustrating it can be to think you're infected with an STD and to actually be diagnosed with one... so to ease your mind if it hasn't been eased already Metronidazole is used to treat both BV and Trich. I was diagnosed with Trich and was prescribed 500 mg of Metronidazole twice a day for 7 days. I have had BV before and the prescription was exactly the same. Metronidazole treats both infections. Your parnter should probably be treated also just in case it is Trich and to prevent possible reinfection.

August 12, 2010 - 8:19am

Anonymous, I just answered a question very similar to yours moments ago. Please check the links I provided: https://www.empowher.com/community/ask/it-possible-have-bv-bacterial-vaginosis-and-not-trichomoniasis-even-if-my-boyfriend-wa#comment-64594.

It is possible for your doctor to misdiagnose you, that is always possible. If the doctor swabbed and checked the sample, there should not be a misdiagnosis. Also, I believe BV is treated with antibiotics, and metronidazole is an antifungal, often used to treat a yeast infection. So this whole thing is a little confusing to me. I think in your situation I would go back to the doctor and ask exactly what you asked here. In addition, if you haven't seen a gynecologist, it would be a good idea to see one now.

Good luck.

July 16, 2010 - 6:36pm
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Anonymous (reply to Cary Cook BSN RN)

Just to be clear, metronidazole is not an anti-fungal. It is an antibiotic or anti-parasitic agent that is appropriate treatment for both BV and trich. There is no indication for this drug for a yeast infection. In fact, it may make a yeast infection worse as one of the side effects of metronidazole is candidiasis (aka yeast infection).

August 13, 2012 - 7:49am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

No Flagyl is necessary to rid Trich. Metronidazole is for BV.

March 22, 2016 - 8:53am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Flagyl and metronidazole are the same thing fyi.

June 18, 2016 - 5:25pm
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