Main Article on Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Question: Please describe your experience with bacterial vaginosis. Submit Your Comment Comment from: Ajay, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 01 I haven't had any burning or itching from bacterial vaginosis (BV). But this pelvic pain is so severe. I can't lie or sit; just in constant pain. I just hope this pain goes away because I can't afford to miss any more work. I can't believe BV is causing this much pain and sleepless days and nights. Comment from: BV BSchmee, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 02 I have only ever gotten bacterial vaginosis (BV) from intense sex. I don't have itching or any other symptoms, just that hideous unique smell emanating from my lady parts. Once I smell that, I know. My obstetrician/gynecologist gave me an antibiotic (vaginal cream) in the past and it worked great but now I don't have insurance so I'm reading this column for OTC ideas but most have to do with yeast infections and that's not what I have. I used to have those and there was massive itching and therefore burning from the excessive rubbing. BV is only a Starkist tuna scent. I'm sure I have discharge too but I'm too busy and too tired to notice. I'm going to douche with iodine and drink an apple cider vinegar detox to try to even out the pH down there. I have a new boyfriend so I am mortified to have discovered this lovely smell. Cross my fingers these treatments work! Comment from: Nishypeep, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 24 I have had bacterial vaginosis (BV) for almost 4 years. When I first had symptoms, I thought it was a yeast infection. I never really get any discharge with the bacterial infection as you would in a yeast infection but my symptoms are burning and itching, bad! I started going to my obstetrician for this and she put me on antibiotics and a probiotic (OTC) and itch relief cream. After a few days, it went away. She said (after my 4th time having it) that my husband and my pH do not match well so, if we have sex two or three nights in a row, I get a bacterial infection! Ugh! The antibiotic for this, makes me very sick and causes bad abdominal pain! I cannot take an antibiotic every time for this, I literally throw up the entire time I'm on the antibiotic. I used to eat a lot of yogurt and felt like maybe that was causing it but I've heard yogurt is great to eat for BV. I am at my wits end! Comment from: Lady33, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 03 I've had BV for the last three or four months and the doctor end up treating both me and my mate, so hopefully this time the antibiotics worked.