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I think I may have a bv infection. How do I know for sure

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I think I may have a bv infection. How do I know for sure and how do I make it go away? I had a uti about a month ago that I took antibiotics for for about three weeks, she before I realized I had it I kept washing it to try and make the irritation stop. It's super uncomfortable for me now, to have sex, to pee burns (and I have to pee all the time) and it kinda itches on the outside.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 months ago.

Hi there Sierra,

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common polymicrobial infection of the vulva and vagina that is not sexually transmitted.
Characteristic symptoms include vulvovaginal itching or burning, foul-smelling (musty or fishy) vaginal odor, and thin, gray-white vaginal discharge, although some cases are asymptomatic. There is usually homogeneous, thin, white or gray discharge coating vaginal walls. You should be treated with oral or intravaginal metronidazole or intravaginal clindamycin as first-line managements. I would recommend a pap smear with cultures done at your doctor's office.

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Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 months ago.
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