Frequently Asked Questions About Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

BV is actually the most common cause of vaginal infections in women of reproductive age. It’s generally caused by an imbalance in the pH of your vagina. If you think you have BV and you are pregnant talk to your doctor about treatment. Click here to find out more about BV.

Symptoms vary from woman to woman, but some common symptoms to look out for include a fishy or unpleasant odour and watery, greyish-white discharge. Click here for to learn about other symptoms of BV.

A fishy odour is a common symptom of BV but unfortunately washing can actually contribute to the smell rather than getting rid of it. This is because washing with regular soaps or shower gels and vaginal douching can change the pH balance of your vagina, leading to a BV infection and the odour.

If you’ve been diagnosed by your doctor and you know you have BV, you can use an internal gel such as CanesBalance® that will help to relieve the symptoms of your infection. CanesBalance® BV Gel is a 7-day treatment that helps regulate the pH balance of your vagina in order to treat the symptoms of your infection. For more details about CanesBalance® click here