Bacterial vaginosis is an inflammation of the vagina. Bacterial vaginosis predominantly affects women of reproductive age, and its risk increases with vaginal douching or unprotected sex. It is not considered to be a sexually transmitted disease and is not the result of a specific infection but rather an imbalance in the bacteria normally present in the vagina.
Signs and symptoms associated with bacterial vaginosis include
- vaginal odor (described as foul-smelling or fishy) and
- vaginal discharge that is thin and gray, green, or white in color.
Other associated symptoms can include
- vaginal itching and
- pain or burning with urination.
Some women with the condition have no signs or symptoms.
Cause of bacterial vaginosis
An abnormal balance of bacterial growth within the vagina causes bacterial vaginosis.
Other bacterial vaginosis symptoms and signs
- Pain or Burning with Urination
- Vaginal Discharge That Is Thin and Gray, Green, or White in Color
- Vaginal Itching
- Vaginal Odor (Described as Foul-Smelling or Fishy)
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