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Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common yet poorly understood condition in which the balance of bacteria inside the vagina becomes disrupted.
Causes of bacterial vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) occurs when there is a change in the natural balance of bacteria in your vagina.
Diagnosing bacterial vaginosis
See your GP or visit a sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic as soon as possible if you have any abnormal discharge from your vagina.
Treating bacterial vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) can be treated successfully with antibiotics.
Complications of bacterial vaginosis
For the vast majority of women, bacterial vaginosis (BV) is easily treated and does not cause any further problems.
'Don't ignore it. Go to the doctor and get it sorted out'
Helen had two episodes of bacterial vaginosis (BV) a few months apart. Now that she's been given the all-clear, she wants to encourage other women to seek treatment.
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