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What can cause recurring bacterial vaginosis (BV) infections?

Many women who suffer from recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV) infections find that their period or intercourse is the event that sets them in motion time after time. Some women ask how something as natural and normal as menstruation or intercourse can cause a problem since women are intended to have periods and sex? The answer is that while most women’s bodies can tolerate this period of pH elevation, in some women, even a slight imbalance can tip the scales, causing a funny odor or a much more serious problem.

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