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Should I Talk to My Doctor About My BV Symptoms?

A doctor with a stethoscope, get advice if you experience severe Bacterial Vaginosis symptoms

BV, otherwise known as Bacterial Vaginosis or Gardnerella Vaginalis, is a bacterial infection that commonly causes a fishy vaginal odour. BV is not an STD and often gets better using natural remedies, however, a common query is when you need to seek medical advice from a health professional about your BV symptoms. 

In this blog we are going to discuss when, if infected with bacterial vaginosis should you visit your doctor. So, ideally, when should you visit a medical practitioner about BV symptoms? If you are experiencing recurring, persistent, or serve symptoms of BV and/or you are pregnant with BV it is important to visit a sexual health clinic and talk to a medical professional to confirm your symptoms and rule out other possibilities.  

Continue reading to find out further details about BV, its symptoms, and its potential complications.

Should I Talk to My Doctor About My BV Symptoms?

BV is caused by a PH imbalance, and the body usually corrects the imbalance over time. Often symptoms go unknown, as 50% of women with bacterial vaginosis exhibit no symptoms, and in this case, no treatment is required.

However, when it comes to recurring, persistent, or severe symptoms of  BV, it is advised for you to visit a sexual health clinic or doctors to confirm your symptoms. This is to ensure you do not have any other infections such as an STI. 

Therefore, despite the many natural remedies on the internet which can be effective in treating BV you should book an appointment at your sexual health clinic. Moreover, you shouldn’t worry if you test positive for BV there are many over-the-counter remedies and other antibiotic medications which can ease symptoms and cure the infection.