Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Symptoms
The most common symptoms are:
• Strong/unpleasant ‘fishy’ odour
• Thin vaginal discharge that is white or greyish in colour
Thrush or BV? Understand the difference
BV is caused by an imbalance in the naturally occurring bacteria inside the vagina. Thrush, however, is caused by an overgrowth of yeast called Candida.
Despite the fact that thrush is more well-known than bacterial vaginosis, BV is actually more common in women of childbearing age.
The signs and symptoms of thrush and BV are different. It is important to understand the difference so that you can be treated properly.
Take a look at the symptom checker and speak to your pharmacist to see if you could have BV.
|Thin white/grey watery discharge
|Thick, white, curdy discharge
|Yes, very common