Do I Have Bacterial Vaginosis? BV Symptom Checker (Quiz)

Find out whether or not you have Bacterial Vaginosis and what STD test is recommended using our symptom checker. Get your personalized results and recommendations.

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What is Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis is characterized by an overgrowth of normal bacteria that can lead to a smelly discharge from the vagina. It is a mild infection that is seen in every second woman. In fact, it is the most common cause of vaginal discharge in menstruating females. It is so common that approximately 65% of all women and 30% of child-bearing age have had at least one infection in their lifetime.

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What causes the vaginal bacteria to multiply rapidly is not yet known clearly, however, you are at a higher risk of catching this infection if you have a recent vaginal douching, have a copper coil for contraception or have new or multiple sex partners. Bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection and it usually subsides on its own within a few days. However, it can lead to more dangerous health conditions like STDs, especially if you have an intercourse during this period.

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