Yes funny how swobs for thrush seem to come back normal sometimes isnt it? I wonder why that is when you clearly have symptoms. BV does have an odor - but doctors do seem to be able to find it on swob tests. I think if you had BV they would probably have found it. No I dont trust doctors either! It was them who made me sick giving me all those hundreds of Antibiotics years ago for Glandular Fever (which is a virus anyway and should not be treated with Antibiotics ).