Bacterial vaginosis, BV

 What is Bacterial vaginosis?

It is a change in the balance of bacteria in your vagina.

What are the symptoms of Bacterial vaginosis?

Unusual vaginal discharge with strong fishy smell, particularly after sex.

Change in the color, consistency of the vaginal discharge

How is Bacterial vaginosis diagnosed and treated?

Consult your healthcare provider.

Your healthcare provider will talk to you about your symptoms, and perform a vaginal exam.

Your healthcare provider will order a urine test or a vaginal swab. 

Bacterial vaginosis is treated with oral antibiotics or vaginal gel.

If your symptoms persist, please contact healthcare provider.

How can I decrease the risk of Bacterial vaginosis?


Use water and plain soap to wash your genital area.

Take a shower instead of bath

Use condoms during all acts of sex

Use sanitary pads instead of tampons

Daily consumption of probiotic products.


Do not use perfumes, soaps, bubblebath, shampoo, shower gel in the bath.

Do not use vaginal deodorants, washes or douches.

Do not put disinfectant liquids in the bath

Do not use strong detergents to wash your underwear

Do not smoke.




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