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Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include white and watery vaginal discharge that often has a strong fishy smell.
To check if you have bacterial vaginosis, a doctor or nurse may look at your vagina and test a small sample of your vaginal discharge.
You're more likely to get bacterial vaginosis if you're sexually active, have an IUD or use perfumed products around your vagina.
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