I'm completely embarrassed by this and I feel like an idiot. I see that's it's not uncommon for women to ignore bacterial vaginosis symptoms for a few months. I think I've been ignoring the symptoms for over 10 years; since I got my period at 11. I couldn't talk to my mom about these things because you kept that to yourself. I had no idea if something was wrong or if it was normal. So when I was about 18 or 19 I finally built up the nerve to talk to my doctor. She wrote me a prescription and sent me on my way; that was it. No explanations, no concerns, no nothing. So when the prescription didn't work I just figured it was no big deal and it was a problem I had to learn to live with. Now, I'm 23, and we want to start a family. I looked into BV further and I saw that, if left untreated, it can cause complications and infertility, among other issues. I'm really concerned that I will be unable to have children because of my negligence, my doctors negligence and my mothers negligence. Needless to say, I am going to make an appointment ASAP, but in the meantime... Am I overreacting? Or, is there a good chance I'm screwed?