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Does herpes simplex 2 cause an increase of bacterial vaginosis?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

No.

In brief: BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

No.
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Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No,but maybe

HSV 2 can cause open lesions or shedding from the cervix and /or upper vagina when no vulvar lesions are present.
This infection may be asymptomatic (as far as pain)but can be associated with a malodorous discharge easily confused with BV. Any persistent discharge can disrupt the vaginal flora and ph balance of the vagina leading to an overgrowth of bacteria which we call BV.

In brief: No,but maybe

HSV 2 can cause open lesions or shedding from the cervix and /or upper vagina when no vulvar lesions are present.
This infection may be asymptomatic (as far as pain)but can be associated with a malodorous discharge easily confused with BV. Any persistent discharge can disrupt the vaginal flora and ph balance of the vagina leading to an overgrowth of bacteria which we call BV.
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