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Bacterial Vaginosis

 

Bacterial vaginosis is a bacterial infection of the vagina.

Causes
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

Symptoms
It can be without any symptoms or have the following symptoms:

  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal irritation
  • Itching
  • Foul odor

Treatment
Sometimes it gets cured on its own but a proper treatment with antibiotics is advisable.

Prevention
There is no known preventive method for Bacterial Vaginosis, but the following measures can help:

  • Being abstinent.
  • Not douching.