What Is Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)?

bacterial_vaginosis_-_bvBacterial vaginosis (BV) is a very common vaginal infection that is a result of a bacterial imbalance in the vaginal. This condition can be transmitted via sexual intercourse. This is the most common form of vaginal infection that women experience.

What Is The Cause?

The sole cause of why this imbalance occurs between the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ bacteria in the vagina is not well understood. It has been shown that women who have new sexual partners and those who douche on a regular basis are more at risk for developing this infection.

What Are The Symptoms?

While there is an array of symptoms that can come along with this condition, some women don’t experience any symptoms. Let’s take a look at the most typical symptoms you can experiene.

  • Burning Urination
  • Vaginal Itching
  • Fishy Odor
  • Cloudy, Bloody, Green, Yellow, or White Vaginal Discharge
  • Vulvar Irritation

How Is It Treated?

BV must be treated by antibiotics. Your doctor will do a simple test on your vaginal discharge to check for the bacterial infection. If you test positive they will prescribe you antibiotic treatment in the form of pills or creams.

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