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Bacterial Vaginosis

  • BV is caused by an imbalance of the normal vaginal flora, causing an increase in vaginal discharge and an unpleasant odour
  • BV will often get better (and recur) by itself. BV does not require treatment if you have no symptoms
  • Treatment is usually with antibiotics called Metronidazole, taken for 7 days
  • If BV is recurrent, this can cause problems with ongoing discharge and odour
  • Treatment of recurrent BV can be frustrating but there are treatment options that we can offer you

This page was last updated at 12:42PM on January 28, 2020.