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Bacterial Vaginosis

What Are the Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis?

Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include burning during urination, vaginal itching, burning, or pain, a thin discharge that looks gray, green, or white , and a fishy odor. This odor is especially noticeable after sex. However, some women may have bacterial vaginosis and not experience any symptoms. What Is Bacterial Vaginosis?…

How Do You Prevent Bacterial Vaginosis?

You can decrease your risk for bacterial vaginosis by taking steps to protect the balance of bacteria in the vagina. Bacterial vaginosis occurs when there’s not enough lactobacilli in the vagina. This causes the vagina to become less acidic, which will in turn allow potentially harmful bacteria to grow. Preventing…

What Is the Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) can sometimes go away without treatment, but if you have persistent symptoms you should speak to your medical provider about getting antibiotics for BV. The antibiotics usually prescribed to treat BV are metronidazole or clindamycin. There are some potential risks to leaving BV untreated, so don’t ignore…

How Do You Get Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis occurs when the level of lactobacillus bacteria in your vagina drops too low. You need this healthy bacteria to keep other more harmful forms of bacteria in check. What Causes Bacterial Vaginosis? There are many things that can change the pH balance in your vagina. Bacterial vaginosis typically…

What Is Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis is caused by bacterial overgrowth that leads to vaginal inflammation. The bacteria that causes it are those naturally found in the vagina, but increased levels throw off the body’s natural balance.¬†Gardnerella¬†is one common cause, though how or why the overgrowth occurs is not fully understood. Women are more…

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