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Jonesboro, GA
A 20-year-old female asked:

I'm a teenager&i think i have bacterial vaginosis how do i let my mom know?or how do i let my doctor know without my mom knowing?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Just tell her: Let your mom know your symptoms and that you feel you need to see your doctor to get those symptoms checked out. You can get bacterial vaginosis without sexual activity, although it is uncommon. If you had an earache you would tell your mom - there is no difference here. If you can't, depending on your age you can in most states seek treatment for std's without parental consent. Call docs office.
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Check if you have a local teen clinic in your community. Some schools offer health services as well as non profits such as Planned Parenthood.
Aug 10, 2013
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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