Bacterial Vaginosis Appointments in Columbia, MD

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Virtual vaginal infection visit

Randi Berkowitz, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Berkowitz was very courteous and professional, and she showed she cared about me."
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Edward Poindexter, FNP-BC, FAANP

  • Family medicine
  • "Very professional"
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Larissa Davis, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Larissa Davis was amazing! She addressed all my issues with patience and professionalism and ordered the lab work that I needed to diagnose my current health condition. I'm looking forward to working with her again."
  • $5 MEDS
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Binta Bojang, NP

  • Urgent care
  • Available tomorrow

Virtual vaginal infection visit

Omobolanle Adenuga, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Omo was extremely friendly and understanding, even more so than my previous nurse practitioner that I saw for over a year."
  • $5 MEDS

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Nicole Baldwin, NP

  • Urgent care
  • "She was kind, patient and thorough. Will definitely use your service again."
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Ola Onabanjo, FNP-BC

  • Urgent care
  • "Dr. Ola was AWESOME and very informative with great medical advice. Thanks so much for having this remarkable physician on your team."
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Josephine Moore, FNP-BC

  • Urgent care
  • 4.5
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Dawn Drewes, APRN

  • Urgent care
  • "... quick, straight forward, got antibiotics and feel more at peace"
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Ca’Seem Tyler, NP

  • Family medicine
  • 5
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Chigozie Ohanele, APRN-CNP

  • Adult health
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Yaw Otchere-Boateng, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

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Elizabeth Johnston, APRN

  • Family medicine
  • "... the provider I saw was extremely understanding, compassionate and helpful."
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Dr. Tessa Ndille, DO

  • Emergency medicine
  • "The doctor was amazing!!! So thorough and knowledgeable. Thank you!"
  • $5 MEDS

Virtual vaginal infection visit

Dr. Monika Patel, MD

  • Internal medicine
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

Virtual vaginal infection visit

Jeannie Higgin, FNP-BC

  • Family medicine
  • $5 MEDS

In-person vaginal infection visit

Victoria Ajayi, FNP

  • Family medicine
  • 8713 Harford Road, Parkville, MD 21234
  • $5 MEDS

Virtual vaginal infection visit

Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD

  • Family medicine
  • "... was great and arranged my prescription with my local pharmacy immediately."
  • 5
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

In-person doctor visit

Family medicine nurse

  • Baltimore, MD 21230
  • Male
  • 4.7
  • Scheduled by Sesame

In-person doctor visit

Victoria Ajayi, FNP

  • Family medicine
  • 8713 Harford Road, Parkville, MD 21234
  • $5 MEDS

About bacterial vaginosis

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Bacterial vaginosis - often referred to as BV - is a change in the bacteria within the vagina. The vagina contains naturally occurring bacteria and fungus that help protect the area and keep it clean. When this balance is thrown off, due to an overgrowth and/or change in the species of bacteria growing within it, it can result in bothersome symptoms.

Common symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include:

  • Off-white, grey, or greenish vaginal discharge
  • A foul-smelling, “fishy” odor
  • Itching
  • Soreness or pain

BV is most common in women between the ages of 15 and 50, or women in their “reproductive years”. Nearly 1 in 3 women will experience bacterial vaginosis at some point in their lives.

This bacterial infection is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), although it may increase your risk of contracting one. There is no one cause of bacterial vaginosis. Common causes include:

  • Sex: It is rare for women to develop bacterial vaginosis if they are not sexually active. Women with multiple sexual partners, women who have unprotected sex, and women who have sex with women are at greater risk of getting BV.
  • Douching: Douching kills off good bacteria (lactobacilli) in the vagina, increasing the risk of bad bacteria (anaerobes) overgrowing and causing an infection.

Bacterial vaginosis is generally very treatable and rarely causes complications. If left untreated, however, it can increase your risk of contracting an STI or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) - an infection of the uterus and fallopian tubes. In pregnant women, bacterial vaginosis has been linked to premature deliveries and babies that weigh less than normal.

Treatment Options

Bacterial vaginosis may clear up on its own, but an ongoing infection can leave you susceptible to sexually transmitted infections and other complications. Therefore, if you are experiencing symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, talk to a health care provider. BV is commonly and effectively treated with a course of antibiotics. During your appointment, talk to your provider about the treatment that is best for you.

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