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REH91
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Hi Scarleteen,

I went to the doctors office last night because I suspected that I have BV– I've had it before, and I read your whole section on it. The doctor prescribed me antibiotics because she was also fairly certain that I have it, but she just called me to tell me that the tests came back negative.

Is there anything else that can cause BV-like symptoms? I'm on the pill but that's it... nothing out-of-the-ordinary. The doctor did say that it could sometimes be caused by stress, which could very well be, but with the test coming back negative I just don't know.

Thank you!

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You know, sometimes the vaginal flora just gets ever so slightly out of whack, per it's bacterial balance or the balance of acid vs. alkaline. When it gets WAY out of whack in those situations then you've got, with the former, BV, and the latter, yeast infections.

But often enough, it doesn't go quite that far, so you don't actually have an infection, just an imbalance, and usually those right themselves.

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REH91
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Alright, glad I don't have much to worry about then [Smile] Thank you, Heather!
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