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What it’s like to have Bacterial Vaginosis
Having sex when you have a vaginal infection or vaginal inflammation may be uncomfortable and might make your symptoms worse. It develops when there's an imbalance between the "good" bacteria in the vagina that are helpful and the "bad" bacteria that can cause problems. One day, my vulva started itching a lot, and during the following days it only worsened. But if it's not treated, BV can increase a girl's chances of certain health problems: Download Clue to track your fluids and learn more about your vaginal health. Reprint Permissions A single copy of these materials may be reprinted for noncommercial personal use only. What makes a carb good and what makes it bad?