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I am having all of the symptoms of BV but they have been going on for about two weeks. Is this normal? Or could it be something way worse?

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Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

If untreated the bacterial vaginosis can last a long time, so make sure you get treatment and consider probiotics such as lactobacillus containing products to replenish the normal bacteria to the vagina after treatment.
Your doctor who treats you will usually test for other things that are possible to make sure it isn't something "way worse" such as a sexually transmitted disease or inflammatory.

In brief: Yes and no

If untreated the bacterial vaginosis can last a long time, so make sure you get treatment and consider probiotics such as lactobacillus containing products to replenish the normal bacteria to the vagina after treatment.
Your doctor who treats you will usually test for other things that are possible to make sure it isn't something "way worse" such as a sexually transmitted disease or inflammatory.
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Dr. Arthur Apolinario
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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: BV

Bacterial vaginosis causes vaginal odor and a discharge.
It is caused by anything that can change the vaginal ph. You will usually need antibiotics before it goes away. Trich, an std, can cause similar symptoms, so it maybe a good idea to get tested with your doctor.

In brief: BV

Bacterial vaginosis causes vaginal odor and a discharge.
It is caused by anything that can change the vaginal ph. You will usually need antibiotics before it goes away. Trich, an std, can cause similar symptoms, so it maybe a good idea to get tested with your doctor.
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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
BV, or bacerial vaginosis is a condition that is brought about by an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. If you have not treated for this condition, it may persist for quite some time. You will need to be treated with antibiotics like what colleague has mentioned. It occasionally may be associated with other conditions like PID. If you are pregnant, it may lead to chorioamnionitis.
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