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- Bacterial vaginosis (BV) facts
- What is bacterial vaginosis (BV)?
- What is bacterial vaginosis (BV)? (Continued)
- What causes bacterial vaginosis (BV)?
- Is bacterial vaginosis (BV) contagious?
- Can you get bacterial vaginosis (BV) from a sexual partner?
- What are symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?
- What kind of doctor treats bacterial vaginosis?
- How is bacterial vaginosis diagnosed?
- What is the whiff test for bacterial vaginosis?
- What is the treatment or cure for bacterial vaginosis?
- What medications cure bacterial vaginosis?
- What home remedies help soothe and treat bacterial vaginosis (BV)?
- Can bacterial vaginosis be prevented?
- What are the complications of bacterial vaginosis?
- What is the prognosis for a person with bacterial vaginosis?
What is bacterial vaginosis (BV)? (Continued)
Bacterial vaginosis is not dangerous, but it can cause disturbing symptoms. Any woman with an unusual discharge should be evaluated so that more serious infections such as Chlamydia and gonorrhea can be excluded. Symptoms may also mimic those found in yeast infections of the vagina and trichomoniasis (anSTD), and these conditions must also be excluded in women with vaginal symptoms.
BV is a common condition. It is the most common vaginal complaint in women of childbearing age. Studies have shown that approximately 29% of women in the U.S. are affected. Bacterial vaginosis is found in about 25% of pregnant women in the U.S. and approximately 60% of women who have an STD. Continue Reading
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