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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can bacterial vaginosis cause infertility? i've had discharge for almost 2 years that i thought was normal, it had an odor but not a foul one. turns out i have bv. can my ability to have a baby in the future be affected?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Very unlikely: there are cases of BV causing PID which can block your fallopian tubes, but even that isn't likely. Many women pregnanct and non pregnant have issues with BV. Its not something I worry about when treating infertility or discussing fertility.
Last updated Mar 12, 2019


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