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Kennesaw, GA
A 21-year-old female asked:

Can a bv go away on its on, or even when the symptoms subside is it still there?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
BV: BV comes and goes all by itself. Sometimes we can help it go away with antibiotic therapy. It certainly can resolve on its own. If the discharge and odor have gone away then it is gone. There are always some of the "bad bacteria" left behind, but if there are enough of the "good" bacterial types (what we call normal vaginal flora) these will keep the remaining "bad bacteria in check.
Last updated Sep 8, 2018

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