Around half the women with BV do not have any symptoms. BV does not cause soreness of the vagina.

The most common symptom is unusual vaginal discharge which has a strong fishy odour, is greyish-white in colour and is thin and watery in consistency.

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Authored Aug 26, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 26, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm