For some women, bacterial vaginosis goes away without
treatment. But when it does not go away even with treatment, bacterial
vaginosis is frustrating and troublesome. Bacterial vaginosis makes the reproductive tract vulnerable
to infection or inflammation. So your doctor will test and treat you with antibiotics for
bacterial vaginosis if you are:
Having persistent symptoms.
Pregnant and have symptoms.
Planning to have a
hysterectomy or surgical abortion. Treating bacterial
vaginosis with antibiotics beforehand may lower your risk of getting a
serious infection afterward.
Talk to your doctor about whether testing is right for
What to think about
doctor finds other problems during the exam, such as a possible sexually transmitted infection (STI), appropriate
treatment will be recommended.