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Bacterial Vaginosis Home STI Test and Treatment

Following a recent review by our clinical team, our doctors do not consider it appropriate to supply this treatment via an online consultation only. If you are seeking this or similar medication, we advise you to make an appointment with your regular doctor who can properly assess your suitability for treatment.
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Results within 3 - 5 working days. Allow two weeks after suspected exposure to STI before taking test. Re-test 5 weeks after completion of antibiotic course.

Bacterial Vaginosis and Gardnerella Vaginalis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a very common vaginal infection. It is not strictly a sexually transmitted infection (STI) although it may be caused as a result of semen in the vagina after sex without a condom and occurs more frequently among women who are sexually active. The condition can affect women who have never had sexual intercourse.

Bacterial vaginosis is characterised by an imbalance of the natural bacterial flora in the vagina, which occurs if the normally slightly acidic pH-balance is altered and becomes more alkaline as this allows for other, harmful bacteria to grow. The most common bacterium associated to bacterial vaginosis is Garnderella vaginalis. This type of infection should not be confused with a yeast infection (thrush) or an infection caused by Trichomonas vaginalis.

What are the Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis?

About half of all affected women have no symptoms but some patients may experience:

  • A change in the normal discharge from the vagina.
  • Discharge may increase and become thin and watery and have a strong fishy smell, especially after sex.

The following factors can increase the likelihood of developping bacterial vaginosis:

  • Using perfumed bubble bath or soap.
  • Douching or using vaginal deodorants.
  • Using a strong detergent to wash your underwear.
  • Smoking
  • Overuse of tampons
  • Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD, the coil

Men typically have no symptoms but can be carriers, so it is important they get treated simultaneously if their female partner has been diagnosed with the condition.

How is Bacterial Vaginosis Treated?

The infection can be cleared up quickly and easily by administering Metronidazole, a broad spectrum antibiotic, either as a powerful one-off dose or as a week-long course.

If you have been diagnosed positive with the condition, you can source appropriate antibiotic treatment for you and your partner discreetly and quickly through Myonlinedoctor UK.

If you suspect you might have bacterial vaginosis, why not get tested today to find out and get peace of mind? If the STD home test comes back positive, Myonlinedoctor will supply appropriate treatment to you free of charge.

If left untreated

For many women BV goes away without being treated. BV will not affect your chances of getting pregnant although if you are pregnant it may cause problems such as miscarriage.

Sex After BV treatment

You must refrain from having unprotected sex for at least seven days after you have completed this course of BV treatment.