Does BV (bacterial vaginosis) cause pre -term labour and miscarriage??

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AlwaysBelieve19 Mon 07-Sep-20 14:06:55

Hey ladies I think I might have Bec I'm 22 weeks and my discharge smells very strong not fishy but a strong smell so I'm guessing it's bv I'm scared as I've heard it causes complications and I've had a early miscarriage before this pregnancy and I'm sooo scared right now

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AlwaysBelieve19 Mon 07-Sep-20 14:15:29

Would I be able to get something at the pharmacy or would I need to see GP?

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Katerinakaterinaki Mon 07-Sep-20 14:33:29

I think it's quite usual to have a bit more strong smelling discharge during pregnancy... BV discharge usually has a distinctive fishy smell and is very watery.
There is something very effective and completely safe during pregnancy that you can buy off the shelf in Superdrug (and probably boots) - it's called Balance Activ lactic acid gel.
If you're really worried then perhaps getting tested through the GP is worthwhile

Emma5557 Mon 07-Sep-20 14:47:47

You should call the gp/ midwife and get tested as soon as possible. BV can be treated effectively only with antibiotics which requires prescription.

Emma5557 Mon 07-Sep-20 14:48:57

See info here

www.nhs.uk/conditions/bacterial-vaginosis/

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