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healthy vaginas are supposed to have bacteria in them. It’s only when changes in the balance of the different kinds of bacteria that can lead to bacterial vaginosis, or BV. This sometimes itchy, often annoying, uncomfortable, and unwanted imbalance (not infection) usually occurs when a strain of bad bacteria called Gardnerella vaginalis outnumbers the strain of good bacteria, known as Lactobacillus, making your vagina’s normal pH levels shift.