bacterial-vaginosis

In the female’s vaginal area, good and bad bacteria both exist. When either one gets disrupted and upset, bacterial vaginosis can happen. This is a type of infection. Symptoms may be felt or not. If no symptoms exist, no treatment is needed.

Causes

Lactobacillus bacteria ensure that the vagina is slightly acidic in nature to disable to bad bacteria to live. When the level of lactobacillus decreases, bacterial vaginosis or BV can happen as more bad bacteria will thrive in there.

Risk factors to develop BV:

– Douching: The use of scented soaps, vaginal deodorants, and bubble baths can upset the natural balance of bacteria.

– Sexual contacts. The constant change of sex partners or contacts with more than one partners can increase the risk of BV.

– Smoking

Symptoms

Not all infected women show symptoms but when they do, it can be the following:

– Burning sensation during urination

– Discharge: Thin white, gray or greenish

– Fishy smell vagina that can be stronger after intercourse

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  1. August 25, 2019

    Bacterial vaginosis which is also known as vaginal bacteriosis is one of the most common causes of vaginal infection for women of childbearing age. It frequently develops after sexual intercourse with a new partner, and it is rare for a woman to have it if she has never had sexual intercourse. In some cases, there are no symptoms. In other cases, there may be abnormal vaginal discharge, itching or odour.

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