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i've been suffering with symptoms of BV for over 10 years. However, whenever I am tested for it, it comes back negative. My main symptom is the awful fishy smell. (sometimes really bad, other times mild). I have been given metronidazole in the past which has cleared things for a few weeks. I do everything they say to do -
wipe front to back (who doesn't?)
use only water to wash
I stopped wearing underwear
I have tried nearly everything, including over the counter gels and probiotics, which work but only temporarily.
My question is, recently I had more tests and so far, clear for BV, Thrush, Trich and smear was fine. The doctor said that it's possible my contraceptive is causing it. I take the mini-pill and have done for 6-7 years. I suffered with this before I started the pill, however I was doing things wrong back then. (Using scented shower gels to wash, wearing thick underwear etc). I'm wondering if anyone else has had this experience and it was caused by birth control? I really want to stop taking it, but if it doesn't work I'm going to be even more depressed. Anyone?
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