Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms and Causes

In this video clip you will know about Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms and Causes.

Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms
Bacterial vaginosis signs and symptoms may include:

Vaginal discharge that's thin and grayish white
Foul-smelling "fishy" vaginal odor, especially after sexual intercourse
Vaginal itching
Burning during urination

However, many women with bacterial vaginosis have no signs or symptoms at all.
When to see a doctor

You probably need to see your doctor if you have new vaginal symptoms and:

You've never had a vaginal infection. Seeing your doctor will establish the cause and help you learn to identify signs and symptoms.
You've had vaginal infections before, but these symptoms seem different.
You've had multiple sex partners or a recent new partner. You could have a sexually transmitted infection. Signs and symptoms of some sexually transmitted infections are similar to those of bacterial vaginosis.
You've tried self-treatment for a yeast infection with an over-the-counter anti-yeast medication and your symptoms persist, you have a fever, or you have a particularly unpleasant vaginal odor.

Bacterial Vaginosis Causes

Bacterial vaginosis results from an overgrowth of one of several organisms normally present in your vagina. Usually, "good" bacteria (lactobacilli) outnumber "bad" bacteria (anaerobes) in your vagina. But if anaerobic bacteria become too numerous, they upset the natural balance of microorganisms in your vagina, resulting in bacterial vaginosis.

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