How Common is Bacterial Vaginosis?

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Bacterial Vaginosis affects at least 1 in 3 adult women at some point in their lives. Worldwide, between 10% and 50% of women are affected in different countries at any one time, making it the most frequently occurring vaginal condition in women. As well as affecting women of childbearing age, it is also common after the menopause when levels of beneficial Lactobacilli bacteria naturally fall.

Bacterial Vaginosis is twice as common as thrush (Candida yeast overgrowth) and 2 out of 3 women with Bacterial Vaginosis wrongly diagnose themselves as having thrush as symptoms are similar.