Bacterial vaginosis or BV is a common vaginal infection caused by an imbalance in bacterial growth in the vagina. While it is not considered a sexually transmitted infection, it does become a risk factor for contracting certain types of STI. Sometimes, it can be awkward to talk to your GP in person about the symptoms you’re experiencing down there. In this case, you might want to consider getting bacterial vaginosis testing and treatment online.
Points to consider when consulting an online clinic
Clinics operating on the Internet have made getting BV treatment online much more convenient. However, this comes with certain risks especially if you stumble upon a shady website.
As a precaution, always verify the credibility of the online clinic you’re consulting with to make sure that you get the medical treatment you need. Most online consultations start by answering questions on your symptoms. You should be as detailed as possible because the diagnosis will be based on the information you provide.
After the consultation, the doctor will prepare a prescription and mode of treatment based on your symptoms. You may choose to order your treatment through the same clinic. Alternatively, you can get a second opinion from your GP so you can purchase the medications from your local chemist.
If you’re consulting through a reputable and CQC regulated online clinic, you can rest assured that your information will be treated with respect and care. Your personal details should be stored in servers located in the UK. As a standard procedure and for future reference, the online doctor will inform your GP about any medicine he or she will prescribe. However, note that this information should not be divulged without your express consent. The online clinic should clearly provide this disclaimer during the consultation.