Chronic BV symptoms but negative pap smear?

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I have all of the symptoms of BV, the worst being the odor and heavy discharge. I also have redness, itchiness, and burning. Finally went to the gyno after a couple of years of suffering, and she did a pap smear, and I was negative for everything! What is going onsad No STDs, no BV, not even a yeast infection. 

She said to try this cream for 2 weeks and see after that, but what else could it be? I know its not a STD as I'm not sexually active. 

Could it still be BV even though I tested negative?

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    Its something for sure. Id get a 2nd opionion for sure!
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    A better gyno would look on the microscope (gram smear) and send out a culture. Pap smear looks for cancer only.
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    Did you ever find an answer? I’m experiencing the same thing. 4 vaginal swab cultures have been negative for BV/Yeast and my pap was negative for everything else. I’m pregnant also, so am at a loss for words and want answers!! 
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    Me as well! I've been to 3 obgyns and they all say I am negative for bv. But I am a Virgin so I know I don't have a STD or anything else. It can only be BV. I have realized that the tests can be wrong. U need to take control of your own health and realize that these tests are not 100 percent accurate. I know I have it. I have the fishy/foul smell but the antibiotics are not working. When I get more money, hopefully I can see a specialist.

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      Also maybe many doctors lack critical thinking skills because after the tests come back negative the doctor basically says I don't have anything and ignores my symptoms, though I still have the awful fishy smell, which makes going to work very difficult 😖. Then they don't treat me or even try to help anymore. I'm sick of it. I don't know what to do anymore. I know I have it.

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      Yes if I were you I would definitely see a specialist! When I had what I thought was chronic UTI’s I saw a specialist and it ended up being Interstitial Cystitis, and since then I understand my symptoms and what to do to manage them when I have a flare up! 
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    I have an appointment with a holistic doctor soon due to terrible gynos not listening and taking the time to figure out my problem. My last test came back negative and I've tried everything. It's better but still have the discharge and irritation (sometimes really painful) I've never had the smell and my ph has always been normal so an expensive doctor is my last hope.....

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      Yes that’s my issue, I don’t have the smell, and mostly the itching and burning is external. That’s why I’m hesitant to take the antibiotics they gave me to treat BV, given that my tests are negative and I’m pregnant! 

      Have you ever researched Vulvadynia? I’ve been doing research on that, and it looks like regular Gynos don’t typically do the diagnosing. Hoping your specialist can help!!! Let us know what you find out!! 

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    I have not but I'll be researching it!! What would you search for in terms of finding a vagina specialist in your area? I thought that's what a gyno was. Mine does specifically vaginal issues nothing to do with pregnancy like a lot of them do. Also I hate how when I ask her questions about my issue possibly being something other than bv she's like NOPE NOT POSSIBLE YOU'RE FINE HAVE A NICE DAY.... like thanks for emptying my pockets with no help "doctor".....

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