Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) facts

  • Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.
  • Bacterial vaginosis is not dangerous, but it can cause disturbing symptoms.
  • Most women do not experience symptoms of bacterial vaginosis, but when they do they are:
  • In diagnosing bacterial vaginosis, it is important to exclude other serious vaginal infections, such as the STDs gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
  • Treatment options for bacterial vaginosis include prescription oral antibiotics and vaginal gels.
  • Serious complications of bacterial vaginosis can occur during pregnancy, and recurrence is possible even after successful treatment. Continue Reading

Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms - Vaginal Discharge

If a vaginal discharge is accompanied by the following symptoms, they may be associated with another infection or disorder such as bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, STD, menopause, and many others.

  • abnormal vaginal odor,
  • abnormal consistency of vaginal fluid,
  • vaginal pain,
  • vaginal discharge that is cloudy, bloody, white, yellow, or green, or
  • vaginal burning.
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Reviewed on 4/22/2016
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