Bacterial Vaginosis Symptom Checker

  1. Before We Begin
  2. Your Symptoms
  3. Outcome

Before We Begin

This symptom checker will ask you a range of questions to help determine what intimate health condition you could be suffering with. If you are unsure about any of the answers or the possible diagnosis, please speak to your Pharmacist or visit your GP. 

If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or possibly going through the menopause, your body is going through changes and this may have contributed to your symptoms. This means you may not necessarily have BV or thrush and should speak to your Pharmacist or visit your GP.

Check Your Symptoms

Are you, or could you be pregnant?

Have your noticed your vagina smells fishy or unpleasant?

Do you have any unusual discharge?

Do you have any itching or burning around your vulva?

Have you had sex without a condom in the last few weeks?

Have you experienced pain when you wee or during sex?

Have you noticed vulval swelling or redness?

Have you had itchy thighs?

Are you over the age of 45?

It sounds like you could have BV

BV is a really common vaginal condition, so don’t worry, experts think that at least one in three women get it at some point. Common symptoms of BV include an unpleasant smell and excess discharge.

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is caused when pH levels in your vagina change. The vagina is naturally acidic but triggers such as menstruation, sex or scented products can disrupt this, leading to BV.

TREAT BV with Balance Activ. Clinically proven to treat the symptoms of BV and restore the natural pH balance of the vagina.

Menopause

The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51.

During and after going through the menopause, there is a drop in the level of lactobacillus (which produces lactic acid and helps to control the growth of other more harmful micro-organisms) in the vagina and the vaginal pH becomes less acidic, increasing the risk of infections. Vaginal dryness is another common symptom of the menopause and can result in feeling sore and itchy in and around your vagina.

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It sounds like you could have thrush

Thrush is a vaginal yeast infection, a type of vaginitis – an inflammation of your vagina.

Both fungus and bacteria naturally live in your vagina, but when the fungus Candida albicans increases, it can cause thrush.

The common symptom of Thrush tends to be a thick, white, cottage cheese like discharge. No odour change is associated with Thrush.

Consult your local pharmacist or visit your GP for more advice on treating these symptoms.

Menopause

The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51.

During and after going through the menopause, there is a drop in the level of lactobacillus (which produces lactic acid and helps to control the growth of other more harmful micro-organisms) in the vagina and the vaginal pH becomes less acidic, increasing the risk of infections. Vaginal dryness is another common symptom of the menopause and can result in feeling sore and itchy in and around your vagina.

If you are (or may be) pregnant

Balance Activ is a completely safe treatment for BV during pregnancy.

If you are concerned symptoms are not clearing, it's important you seek advice from your local pharmacist or GP.

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It’s time to get tested to find out what the problem is and fix it!

It’s good idea to go to your GP, GUM clinic or sexual health clinic where they can test to find out exactly what the problem is.

Sometimes a symptom can mean more than one thing and we want to make sure you get the right treatment, and get back to normal as quickly as possible. Click here to find out about sexual health clinics in your area. It’s also important to make sure your cervical smear tests are up to date.

It’s time to get tested to find out what the problem is and fix it! It might trich

It’s good idea to go to your GP, GUM clinic or sexual health clinic where they can test to find out exactly what the problem is.

Sometimes a symptom can mean more than one thing and we want to make sure you get the right treatment, and get back to normal as quickly as possible. Click here to find out about sexual health clinics in your area. It’s also important to make sure your cervical smear tests are up to date.

Menopause

The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51.

During and after going through the menopause, there is a drop in the level of lactobacillus (which produces lactic acid and helps to control the growth of other more harmful micro-organisms) in the vagina and the vaginal pH becomes less acidic, increasing the risk of infections. Vaginal dryness is another common symptom of the menopause and can result in feeling sore and itchy in and around your vagina.