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BV vs Yeast Quiz: Do I Have BV or a Yeast Infection?

What color is the discharge?

Is there an odor associated with the discharge?

Any irritation or itching?

It's probably BV.
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These results show what infection aligns most closely with your symptoms. If you have BV, you'll need BV antibiotics. If you have a yeast infection, you can treat it with fluconazole or an over-the-counter antifungal.

Need treatment now? We make that part super easy with an easy online consult and prescription treatment that's ready for same-day pickup at your local pharmacy.

What's the Difference Between BV and a Yeast Infection?

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and yeast infections are two common vaginal infections. BV can happen when there's an imbalance of good bacteria and bad bacteria in the vaginal environment. It can produce a fishy odor and a thin, gray discharge. Yeast infection can happen when there's an overgrowth of the fungus Candida. It can produce a clumpy, white discharge that's usually odorless. Both BV and yeast can cause itching and irritation.

Treatment for BV vs Yeast Infection

BV is treated with antibiotics such as metronidazole or clindamycin, which can be taken orally or applied as a cream or gel. A yeast infection is treated with an over-the-counter antifungal cream or prescription fluconazole.

How to Tell the Difference Between BV and Yeast Infection

This quiz is designed to help you identify symptoms that might indicate either BV or a yeast infection. Recognizing the difference can guide you to seek the appropriate treatment and discuss your symptoms with a healthcare professional.

This quiz is a preliminary tool and should not replace professional medical advice. Symptoms may vary, and similar symptoms could be indicative of different issues. Always consult with a healthcare provider for a definitive diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

Need help right away? At Interlude, we offer an easy and convenient online consult for BV or yeast infection. Within hours, a board-certified doctor licensed in your state can review your symptoms and create a prescription for same-day pickup at your local pharmacy.