Other times, the symptoms of BV can be mistaken for other problems such as yeast infections or STDs.
How do I know if I have BV or something else?
There’s a way to tell the difference between discharge and smell. The discharge from yeast infections can look like cottage cheese. Vaginal irritation can be caused by anything, but usually it isn’t caused by BV.
Can you be misdiagnosed with BV?
The level of misdiagnosing was more than 70%. The misjudgement of a mixed infection was the highest with an error rate of 87%), followed by a CV error rate of 77%).
Are there different types of BV?
There are other types ofbacteria that can cause the symptoms. The types ofbacteria that can be involved in vaginosis are a few.
How long can BV be left untreated?
Low–birth-weight babies can be caused by BV if it is not treated. It is possible for your health care provider to insert antibiotics into the vagina to treat the disease. The disease can recur within three to twelve months despite treatment.