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.
Symptoms Bacterial Vaginosis Thrush
Odour 'Fishy' odour No odour
Vaginal Discharge Thin white/grey watery discharge Thick, white, curdy discharge
Itching/irritation Not common Yes, very common