Bacterial Vaginosis is a yeast infection that can affect both men and women, though it is more often associated with women. It may also be called thrush, vaginitis and yeast infections
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Women - Itching, soreness and redness around the vulva, vagina and anus, vaginal discharge may become very thick, sex and emptying the bladder can be painful.
Men - Irritation, burning or itching under the foreskin or around the tip of the penis, a discharge from under the foreskin, or swelling, redness of the genital skin or a spotty rash on the head of the penis.
Thrush is often diagnosed by how it looks, so be prepared to drop your pants so the doctor or nurse can take a look at the infection and decide on what treatment is best for you
Thrush can clear on its own, especially in people who don't have any symptoms. You can buy anti-fungal cream and pessaries (specially shaped pills which are inserted into the vagina) from a pharmacist, who will advise you on how to use these treatments.
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As most people will not develop symptoms of thrush or bacterial vaginosis it is recommended to go for a full health check up to avoid any complications if trying for a baby