What history suggests bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Philippe H Girerd, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Obtain historical information regarding the patient's symptoms and nature of the discharge. Patients may report the following:

  • Most patients experience a vaginal malodor and/or an increase in vaginal discharge.

  • Vulvar irritation may be present or absent.

  • Dysuria, dyspareunia, and abdominal pain are lacking.

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