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Does BV always have a bad odour?

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KitschBitch Mon 15-Jul-19 20:11:53

Had bacterial vaginosis for the first time a few months ago, it was accompanied by a dreadful smell. Have recently had a period, stopped bleeding, but now have brownish discharge over a week later. Often have a discharge after period but this has gone on longer than usual, however no odour so perhaps this is a menopause symptom?

NeurotrashWarrior Wed 17-Jul-19 19:19:15

It can cause itching; do you have this?

Haveapip Wed 17-Jul-19 19:22:12

I've had this ,there was no odour but did have itching although was told by doctor this is unusual for bv.

NeurotrashWarrior Wed 17-Jul-19 20:30:08

Is it usual to have a brown discharge with BV?

KitschBitch Wed 17-Jul-19 20:43:27

No itching, just grey/brown watery discharge, thought it was tail end of period but still hanging around a week later. Only other symptom is a dull achy period-type pain.

Thattwatoverthere Wed 17-Jul-19 20:45:44

I've always had a bad odour with mine and it seems to be set off by my period as though I'm now allergic to my own blood 🤷‍♀️
Maybe try the GU clinic if you have one nearby as mine was diagnosed there pretty much immediately and anti B given straight away.

Dontsayyouloveme Wed 17-Jul-19 20:48:49

NeurotrashWarrior discharge with BV is usually very white or grey, not brownish.

NeurotrashWarrior Wed 17-Jul-19 20:49:17

I'd perhaps discuss with a Gp or gum clinic? With the pain too. I've had annoying periods that tail for a while. Unless you're randomly ovulating again? Whence pain?

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