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Does HPV or genital warts cause bacterial vaginosis?

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Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is caused by an imbalance in the normal vaginal flora.
The normal bacteria that live in the vagina are taken over by other native bacteria usually gardnerella, mycoplasma, and mobiluncus species to name a few. Causes are numerous and usually are not pinpointed but can include antibiotic use, douching, and vaginal ph changes. Hpv has not been linked to bv.

In brief: No

Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is caused by an imbalance in the normal vaginal flora.
The normal bacteria that live in the vagina are taken over by other native bacteria usually gardnerella, mycoplasma, and mobiluncus species to name a few. Causes are numerous and usually are not pinpointed but can include antibiotic use, douching, and vaginal ph changes. Hpv has not been linked to bv.
Dr. Brian Enggano
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Hpv, which is genital warts, does not cause bacterial vaginosis (bv).
Bv is an overgrowth of bacteria normally found in the vagina. In other words, it is supposed to be there. Sometimes, however, it overgrows, and can cause a thin watery discharge with a fishy smell. It is not an std though.

In brief: No

Hpv, which is genital warts, does not cause bacterial vaginosis (bv).
Bv is an overgrowth of bacteria normally found in the vagina. In other words, it is supposed to be there. Sometimes, however, it overgrows, and can cause a thin watery discharge with a fishy smell. It is not an std though.
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