Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a common infection of the vagina. It's harmless and easily treated. It isn't a sexually transmitted infection
What are the symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis?
Approximately fifty per cent of women are asymptomatic but the most common symptom is a fishy smelling discharge.
If itching, soreness or irritation is present then this is unlikely to be BV.
Is there a test for BV?
There is a test which can help to decide if you have BV. This test is called Canestest.
How do I Treat BV?
Canesten have a product, Canesbalance, which reduces the ph of the vagina to help restore the bacterial micro flora back to normal.
When Should I go to the doctors?
If you are pregnant or going through the menopause then further investigations may be needed.