How to diagnose and treat bacterial vaginosis?
To help your doctor diagnose bacterial vaginosis, you may:
- Answer questions about your medical history
- have a pelvic exam
- take a sample of vaginal secretions
- test your vaginal pH
Medications may be used to treat bacterial vaginosis include:
- Clindamycin (Cleocin, Clindesse, others)
- Metronidazole (Flagyl, Metrogel-Vaginal, others)
- Tinidazole (Tindamax)
To decrease the risk of recurrence, take medications as long as your doctor prescribes it.