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Have you ever heard of Bacterial Vaginosis?

Have you ever heard of “heavy predominant growth: gardnerella vaginosis”. I was diagnosed with it last month and i took the tablets they prescribed… the heavy/thick/white/frothy/non-smelling discharge lessened but is now back and making a big mess daily 🙁

Gemmah Says

Hey Girl!

Take a deep breath & try not to stress, this is common & will go away eventually.

Bacterial Vaginosis is a vaginal condition that results from an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina. The condition used to be called ‘Gardnerella Vaginitis’, which was named after the bacteria that causes the condition. However, since there are lots of different bacteria that naturally live in the vagina and can cause imbalance, the name ‘Bacterial Vaginosis’ was termed.

As a result of an overgrowth of certain bacteria, uncomfortable, unpleasant smelling, & thick discharge can occur. The best thing to do would be to go back to your GP & get it checked out again. Sometimes we need more than one dose of antibiotics to get rid of the condition, so this may be the case here. Don’t worry too much, just make another visit to your GP and they will let you know what the next step is to get rid of it!