You should see your GP for potential BV infection if:

  • you are pregnant as BV can cause complications with pregnancy
  • you have recurring symptoms as you may need to take treatment with antibiotics such as metronidazole
  • you have a new vaginal discharge along with a smell and fever
  • you have more than one intimate partner as you may need to be checked for an STI
  • recently used treatment for thrush and still have symptoms

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

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