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I just recently had bacterial vaginosis how does one get that? Also I have painful red bumps that come and go but herpes tests are negative?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
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In brief: Abnormal bacteria

Bv is a result of abnormal growth of a bacteria that is normally present in lower concentrations in the vagina.
It is associated with increased sexual partners (but its not a std!), steroid use, etc. Painful red bumps can be many things. See your ob-gyn to get it evaluated.

In brief: Abnormal bacteria

Bv is a result of abnormal growth of a bacteria that is normally present in lower concentrations in the vagina.
It is associated with increased sexual partners (but its not a std!), steroid use, etc. Painful red bumps can be many things. See your ob-gyn to get it evaluated.
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