Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a common condition where there is an imbalance of the bacteria in the vagina. This often results in a vaginal discharge, but no itching or soreness.
BV is not classified as a sexually transmitted disease, but the chances of getting BV increase if you are sexually active. You cannot pass BV on to your male sexual partner, but can to a female sexual partner. BV is increased by using bubble baths, scented soaps, antiseptic bath liquids and vaginal deodorant. Having an IUD, coil or vaginal douching also increases the risk of developing bacterial vaginosis.
The vaginal discharge is usually a white or grey colour, thin and watery, smelling of fish, mainly after sexual intercourse
You should contact your doctor if you get an abnormal discharge from your vagina, particularly if you are pregnant.
BV is usually successfully treated by prescription only antibiotic medicines, which can be prescribed by Oxford Online Pharmacy. In about half of cases, BV will return usually within three months and you will need to repeat the treatment.
More information here http://patient.info/health/bacterial-vaginosis-leaflet
To find a local sexual health service http://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Sexual-health-services/LocationSearch/1847
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