Bacterial Vaginosis (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
Your doctor may only test you for bacterial vaginosis if you:
Your doctor can diagnose bacterial vaginosis based on your history of symptoms, a vaginal exam, and a sample of the vaginal discharge. Laboratory tests to detect signs of bacterial vaginosis may include:
The presence of clue cells, an increased vaginal pH, and a positive whiff test are enough evidence to treat for bacterial vaginosis.
Bacterial vaginosis may be detected during routine Pap testing. But Pap testing is not a standard or reliable test to diagnose bacterial vaginosis.
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