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How can you diagnose bacterial vaginosis?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: By a check up

Bacterial vaginosis is one of the common vaginal infections women get.
Symptoms include vaginal irritation, a grey discharge and a fishy odor. The ways to diagnose this includes a wet mount - looking at the discharge under a microscope, checking the ph and checking for odor when KOH is added. Another test is a dna test and a third way is by culture. These are done during an exam.

In brief: By a check up

Bacterial vaginosis is one of the common vaginal infections women get.
Symptoms include vaginal irritation, a grey discharge and a fishy odor. The ways to diagnose this includes a wet mount - looking at the discharge under a microscope, checking the ph and checking for odor when KOH is added. Another test is a dna test and a third way is by culture. These are done during an exam.
Dr. Karen Jones
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