Bacterial vaginosis is a bacterial infection of the vagina.
Causes are not clear but following factors may be responsible for bacterial vaginosis:
- Abnormal balance of good and bad bacteria in the vagina
- Vaginal douching
- Intrauterine contraceptive devices
- Multiple sex partners
- New sex partner
It can be without any symptoms or have the following symptoms:
- Vaginal discharge
- Vaginal irritation
- Foul odor
Sometimes it gets cured on its own but a proper treatment with antibiotics is advisable.
There is no known preventive method for Bacterial Vaginosis, but the following measures can help:
- Being abstinent.
- Not douching.