Yes. You can visit your doctor or GUM (Genito-Urinary Medicine) clinic to test for BV. It’s especially important if you think you have BV and are pregnant as untreated BV can lead to complications during pregnancy.
You can also buy a home test that measures your vaginal pH and helps you to determine whether you may have BV or thrush. Many women mistake the symptoms of BV for thrush – it’s important to find out so that you can get the right treatment.
If you have recurrent bouts of BV, though, it’s wise to ask your doctor or sexual health clinic to test your discharge via a laboratory, in case other bacteria are involved, which may need a different treatment and it is also important to keep up to date with your cervical smear tests.