Bacterial vaginosis

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I have had bacterial vaginosis for many years, I have had so many prescribed medicines and tried out various home remedies too. My concern is that it can progress into PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) that can go on to cause a hostile environment and even infertility.... I just wondered if anyone knew more about this? Thank you in advance.

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    Hi holly. Have you got PID symptoms?
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      Hi holly, I've had PID before but that was because of chlamydia.

      And I suffer chronically with BV now. Does the discharge sting and is it sore?

      To me, it sounds like PID. And yes it can progress even though it's unlikely. Also, have you been tested for mycroplasma genitallium? This is a common sti world wide but not fully researched into. It causes BV symptoms and PID in women. U can request a test from your sexual health clinic. Xx hope you feel better soon

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      Hi Jemma, thank you so much for taking the time to reply. The discharge doesn't sting and isn't sore. Do you know if PID is treatable. You've put my mind at ease that it's unlikely to cause infertility. I have an appointment coming up with my doctor so I will request microplasma test, is that also treatable? I have been with my partner for almost 3 years so would he have to be tested too? Thanks again for your kind reply xx

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      PID is treatable with metronidazole , easily treated.

      Mycroplasma is treated with azithromicin- more complicated as the mycroplasma is resistant to a lot of drugs. But it doesn't sound like you have mycroplasma.G. As you would have more symptoms.

      You might just have a UTI?

      Thanks xx

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