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Bacterial Vaginosis

Why come to Focus Medical Clinic?

We appreciate the impact this troublesome condition has on your everyday life, how it can affect your self-confidence, sex life and sense of wellbeing.

We will not trivialise your symptoms, we will listen, examine, test appropriately and devise a treatment plan that may include medication and life-style changes, aimed at successfully eradicating your condition and preventing it from returning.

For a GP Consultation to discuss it please call 01782 703007.

What is Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a bacterial imbalance and a very common cause of vaginal discharge. Although it seldom causes pain, some women experience discomfort and many report embarrassment due to the unpleasant odour of persistent discharge.

Cause

Despite its prevalence BV is not well understood. It is known that the condition is caused by an imbalance in the natural bacteria in the vagina, whereby the normal, healthy bacteria which reside in the vagina are replaced by 'bad' bacteria which usually only live in the bowels.

Treatment

BV is usually treated with a course of tablets and/or cream/gel. However, more than 50% of women will experience a reoccurrence of BV within a few months. In time BV will reoccur in over 80% of women.

Unfortunately some will suffer frequent episodes which often prove resistant to standard treatment; they can also be difficult to define using commonly available tests.