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muisy
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Several days ago or a week ago someone posted something about a vaginal discharge, and it was either a)normal b) an STD or something, and c) something that began with a B I think... BD? BV?
Does anyone by chance happen to know what I'm talking about?

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Is this the post you were referring to?

http://www.scarleteen.com/cgi-bin/forum/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=009705;p=1

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I think it was to this post:
"Is it healthy/normal if the discharge does not have an odor, but I discharge pretty constantly, even when I don't have my period. ..In sparatic times to, sometimes twice in 5 mintues, sometimes between hours.."

but there were links to the STD infection and something else. Do you know of some kind of infection that is relative to BD/BV ? (It was something curable if that helps)

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BV is shorthand for bacterial vaginosis. It is very treatable and curable, and BV sometimes is due to sexual activity with others, and other times due to different factors entirely.

What's your sitch, muisy?

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It's just basically what that other post described: constant discharge, in heavy amounts and I think there's an odor, I mean it's not pleasant. It's nothing new, but I don't think it's normal, and I know it's not an STD or anything and I was thinking it was BV..or at least something to ask about when I eventually get to the doctors. That was definitely what I was looking for though (BV).
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Discharge from BV tends to be very thin and -- though it's often hard to tell this first-person -- grayish.

It's not generally heavy or thick. How constant is constant: for how long now?

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For a long time.. about 8 something years and several times everyday.
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Heather
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8 years?

Honey, I can pretty much assure you you haven't been walking around with BV for 8 years.

If you've had the same sort of discharge for 8 years, then I'm willing to bet it's just normal vaginal discharge.

By all means, if you've a concern, ask about it during your next pelvic exam, but it's really unlikely you've had BV for eight years. if you'd had it even a quarter of that long, it'd either have resolved itself, or made you really sick by now if it didn't and spread.

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what about vaginal discharge, especially when in sexual contact (generally kissing and getting felt up) by your boyfriend?


thin, but a LOT of discharge. would that be just be "wet"?

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That's vaginal and vulval self-lubrication.

It's not only a normal part of sexual function, but without genital lubrication, any form of genital sex would be mighty uncomfortable, rather than pleasurable.

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