What causes bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis, or ‘BV’, is a common condition caused by an imbalance of the ‘good’ bacteria and ‘bad’ BV-causing bacteria that naturally occur in the vagina.

Normally, the vagina is slightly acidic, which is the perfect environment for the good bacteria to live and keep things normal. However, a range of factors can lead to depletion of the good bacteria, and the vagina can become less acidic. In this environment, the ‘bad’ BV-causing bacteria thrive, affecting the health of the vagina and causing the symptoms you experience when you have BV.

good bacteria vs bad bacteria

What causes bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis, or ‘BV’, is a common condition caused by an imbalance of the ‘good’ bacteria and ‘bad’ BV-causing bacteria that naturally occur in the vagina.

Normally, your vagina is slightly acidic, which is the perfect environment for the good bacteria to live and keep things normal. However, a range of factors can lead to depletion of the good bacteria, and the vagina can become less acidic. In this environment, the ‘bad’ BV-causing bacteria thrive, affecting the health of the vagina and causing the symptoms you experience when you have BV.

BV is the most common vaginal infection,
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How do I know if I have BV?

Bacterial vaginosis is characterised by a white or grey watery vaginal discharge that may come and go or be more noticeable during your period. However, the main symptom that women describe is a ‘fishy’ vaginal odour, which is caused by the discharge.

The bad (sometimes ‘fishy’) odour, in particular, can be quite embarrassing, as it persists despite washing and maintaining good hygiene, which is why specific BV treatments may be helpful.

Ask your pharmacist or doctor to confirm if a BV treatment is right for you.

How do I know if I have BV?

Bacterial vaginosis is characterised by a white or grey watery vaginal discharge that may come and go or be more noticeable during your period. However, the main symptom that women describe is a ‘fishy’ vaginal odour, which is caused by the discharge.

The bad (sometimes ‘fishy’) odour, in particular, can be quite embarrassing, as it persists despite washing and maintaining good hygiene, which is why specific BV treatments may be helpful.

How can I treat BV?

Fleurstat BVgel is for the treatment of BV and relief from symptoms, including vaginal odour and discharge, helping to normalise vaginal pH and restore the normal vaginal flora balance in the vagina.

Fleurstat BVgel is an innovative new treatment that provides rapid relief. It works to treat BV by disrupting the attachment of BV-causing bacteria to the vaginal lining.

Fleurstat BVgel is an innovative new treatment that provides rapid relief. It works to treat BV by disrupting the attachment of BV-causing bacteria to the vaginal lining.

How can I treat BV?

Fleurstat BVgel is for the treatment of BV and relief from symptoms, including vaginal odour and discharge, helping to normalise vaginal pH and restore the normal vaginal flora balance in the vagina.
Fleurstat BVgel is an innovative new treatment that provides repid relief. It works to treat BV by disrupting the attachment of BV-causing bacteria to the vaginal lining.

Can bacterial vaginosis symptoms recur?

It is common for bacterial vaginosis to come back again after treatment.
See your doctor if symptoms persist after 7 days or recur within 2 weeks.

BV or thrush?

Could it be bacterial vaginosis (BV) or thrush?

Where can I buy Fleurstat BVgel for bacterial vaginosis?

Fleurstat BVgel is available from most leading pharmacies without prescription. A pharmacist must decide whether Fleurstat BVgel is right for you before you can purchase it.