What to expect at the gyne office when being tested for bacterial vaginosis?

Wet mount. Your ob/gyn could do this basic test or there are other "send out" tests that can be done. Of course, a thorough history (e.g. Malodorous vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, etc...) and physical exam are the cornerstones of any diagnosis.

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Can you be tested for bacterial vaginosis on your period?

Not really. I suppose one could technically do a sure-swab or similar test. However, the testing is likely to detect "interfering" substances. Read more...

My partner and I are faithful. I tested positive for trichomonis and he didn't. How is this possible? I also tester positive for bacterial vaginosis

Life has surprises. Trichomonads are the little protozoa with tails, and swim about. One catches it from another person. If the test result doesn't match the patients' stories, one can just repeat the test to confirm trichomoniasis. Sometimes, tests have false positive results. If confirmed positive, both people can be treated for Trich. and live happily ever after. Bacterial vaginosis can happen with or without sex. Read more...

What to do if I got tested positive for bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis. BV is easy to treat with a short course of antibiotic. Up to 1/3 of non-pregnant women with BV will clear it spontaneously, without treatment. You should discuss with your physician. Read more...