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Bacterial Vaginosis Birmingham

Welcome to Private Medical Clinic, your trusted partner in providing comprehensive Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) testing and treatment. We understand the importance of women’s health and are dedicated to offering top-notch medical services to ensure your well-being.

Our private GPs can evaluate and diagnose any concerns you may have with your sexual health and provide expert advice on appropriate treatments. Whether you are experiencing issues or seeking reassurance, you can schedule an appointment directly with us without a GP referral. In many cases, we offer a same-day appointment for your convenience.

Free Sexual Health Consultations

Our range of STI testing gives you the peace of mind you need. Our specialist doctors are here to provide helpful advice, and support you every step of the way.

What is Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a prevalent infection caused by an imbalance of natural bacteria in the vaginal environment. This imbalance can lead to various symptoms, including excess vaginal discharge accompanied by an unpleasant odour. While some cases of BV may resolve on their own with mild symptoms, in other instances, a course of antibiotic medication may be recommended for effective treatment.

What can Cause Bacterial Vaginosis?

Various factors can increase the risk of developing BV, including:

  • Smoking: Being a smoker can contribute to the disruption of the vaginal bacterial balance.
  • New Sexual Partner: Engaging in sexual activity with a new partner can impact the vaginal flora.
  • Contraceptive Methods: Using an intrauterine device (IUD) for contraception can potentially trigger BV in some cases.

Accurate Diagnosis through Vaginal Swabs

Our experienced medical professionals conduct thorough examinations to diagnose BV accurately. A vaginal swab may be recommended to assess the acidity level of your vagina and confirm the presence of BV. We understand that this may not be the most comfortable appointment, but our compassionate team strives to make you feel at ease throughout the process.


For cases requiring intervention, a course of antibiotic medication will be prescribed. Our skilled GPs will select the most suitable antibiotics based on your condition, ensuring effective and lasting relief from BV symptoms.

STI Testing Pricing

STI Early Detection

Less than 10 days


Next Day Results

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes (HSV I and II)
  • Ureaplasma/Mycoplasma
  • Trichomonas
  • Chancroid

STI Complete

After 10 days


Next Day Results

  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes (HSV I and II)
  • Ureaplasma/Mycoplasma
  • Trichomonas
  • Gardnerella
  • Chancroid

HIV Only Test

After 28 days


Next Day Results

  • HIV Antibody
  • HIV p24 antigen

Our Team

Dr Simon Khela

Consultant Private GP

Dr Simon Khela is an experienced private GP and the medical director of Private Medical Clinic. He has a special interest in lifestyle & functional medicine.

Dr Jayawardena

GP with Specialist Interest in Women’s and Sexual Health

Dr Jayawardena is an experienced private GP with specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Naima Khan

Senior Nurse

Naima has a wealth of experience and dedication to providing high-quality patient care with a compassionate approach to nursing.

Shamila Irfan


Shamila’s nursing approach is based on compassion and a sincere desire to improve the lives of others. She is motivated to care for patients’ needs.