We understand the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis can often cause discomfort, frustration, and even stress. However, BV is so common that the majority of women will experience at least one episode in their lifetime. In fact, 88% of females experienced vaginal symptoms in the past year*. Symptoms can vary depending on the cause.
Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis can include:
A change in vaginal discharge.
Pain, itching, or burning in the vagina.
A strong fish-like odor, especially after sex.
Discomfort with urination.
Itching around the outside of the vagina.
Talk to your healthcare provider about any symptoms or concerns. For positive BV test results, treatment options will not be provided in the absence of vaginal symptoms.
*Source: Hologic National Survey of 405 females aged 25-50, 2021
Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition that happens when there is too much of certain bacteria in the vagina, which can lead to uncomfortable symptoms. If you suspect you may have bacterial vaginosis, you're not alone. In fact, it's the most common vaginal condition in women between the ages of 15 and 44*. You should consider getting tested if you are a female over the age of 18 and have symptoms of bacterial vaginosis.
Your risk of bacterial vaginosis can increase if:
The sample must be collected in the morning on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and returned on the same day.
You should not collect your sample during your menstrual period or if you are pregnant. You must wait at least 48 hours after using vaginal creams, gels, tablets or engaging in sexual activity.
This test will not identify sexually transmitted diseases. If you are concerned about possible exposure to an STD, we also offer a range of at-home tests that may be suitable.
*Source: CDC, 2021