A member asked:

What is the difference between bv and a yeast infection?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Alfredo Garcia answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

BV Bacterial vaginos: Bv or bacterial vaginosis, is a bacterial infection. A yeast infection is not bacterial.

Answered 8/14/2012


Dr. Michael Swor answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

BV and yeast: Bv is an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina, where the anaerobic bacteria overgrow. The condition can cause an abnormal odor, but can be present with no symptoms. "yeast" is when candida or other yeast organisms overgrow and often causes discharge, itching or irritation.

Answered 1/6/2013



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