What BV Looks Like?

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How do I know its BV?

  • A thin white or gray vaginal discharge;
  • Pain, itching, or burning in the vagina;
  • A strong fish-like odor, especially after sex;
  • Burning when urinating;
  • Itching around the outside of the vagina.
  • How do you know if a girl has BV?

  • Off-white, grey or greenish color vaginal discharge (fluid).
  • Discharge that smells "fishy."
  • "Fishy" smell that is strongest after sex or during the menstrual cycle.
  • Rarely, an itchy or sore vagina.
  • What does BV look like coming out?

    Sometimes symptoms come and go, or they're so mild that you don't notice them. The main symptom of BV is lots of thin vaginal discharge that has a strong fishy smell. The discharge may be white, dull gray, greenish, and/or foamy. The fishy smell is often more noticeable after vaginal sex.

    Can BV go away with period?

    Medicine can clear up the infection, but it returns again after a few weeks. Some women report that bacterial vaginosis returns after their period each month. Or it can return after they have sex. Talk to your doctor if you have chronic bacterial vaginosis.

    What should I do if I think I have BV?

  • See a doctor or nurse.
  • Take all of your medicine.
  • Tell your sex partner(s) if she is female so she can be treated.
  • Avoid sexual contact until you finish your treatment.
  • See your doctor or nurse again if you have symptoms that don't go away within a few days after finishing the antibiotic.
  • Can u cure BV without antibiotics?

    Treatment Overview

    Treatment for bacterial vaginosis includes antibiotic medicine (oral or vaginal). Antibiotics kill the problem bacteria causing bacterial vaginosis symptoms. But symptoms often come back after antibiotic treatment. For some women, bacterial vaginosis goes away without treatment.

    What does untreated BV feel like?

    Symptoms, if they appear, may include itching and a gray, watery discharge with a “fishy” smell. Untreated BV can lead to serious complications. Treatment is normally with antibiotics. Some home remedies are suggested, but anyone with symptoms should see a doctor.

    Does cranberry juice help pH balance?

    Cranberry juice

    Compounds in cranberries could balance the vagina's pH level, and its acidic property helps fight bacteria that cause infections.

    Can BV cause bumps?

    Bacterial vaginosis does not cause a rash or lesions. If you notice a rash or bumps, you should visit a GUM clinic to get checked for STIs. Lesions may be a sign of genital herpes, while bumps could be caused by genital warts.

    Does BV make you pee alot?

    Your vagina and/or vulva is discolored, irritated, swollen, or uncomfortable. Itching, burning, and pain in your vulva or vagina. Pain or discomfort during sex. Feeling like you have to pee more often than usual.

    Beware: there are other diseases that can mimic bacterial vaginosis: A similar discharge may be present in Trichomoniasis and candidiasis. Trichomoniasis can also present with a fishy but often described as an extremely unpleasant discharge.

    Medicine can clear up the infection, but it returns again after a few weeks. Some women report that bacterial vaginosis returns after their period each month. Or it can return after they have sex. Talk to your doctor if you have chronic bacterial vaginosis.

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