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?
If you have it while you're pregnant it can cause premature birth. And if you got a condition called pelvic inflammatory disease from it, which you'd know about its painful and you get a fever and feel sick., it can cause problems with fertility. but the second is not common.
Many women have it. You're not alone with it. And much of the time we have kids with no trouble at all.
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