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In 3 years i've been treated 4 times for bacterial vaginosis. Why does it recur? Is it possible there's a bigger problem?

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Dr. Jose Bolanos
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In brief: Recurrent Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is a very nonspecific diagnosis.
When there is no yeast in the vagina and there is a purulent vaginal discharge a diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis can be made. There could be other reasons such as endometritis causing this purulence or a cervicitis. Ask your gyno for help. Get a second opinion. See your doctor instead of your np.

In brief: Recurrent Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is a very nonspecific diagnosis.
When there is no yeast in the vagina and there is a purulent vaginal discharge a diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis can be made. There could be other reasons such as endometritis causing this purulence or a cervicitis. Ask your gyno for help. Get a second opinion. See your doctor instead of your np.
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