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Healthy vaginas have bacteria in them. The different kinds of bacteria live in balance. Still, when there are changes in their balances, it can lead to bacterial vaginosis (BV). Researchers are still determining the cause of bacterial vaginosis. However, we know that bacterial vaginosis occurs when the unhealthy bacteria grows too much and is often caused by the most common type of bacteria in the vagina, Gardnerella vaginalis. BV can affect women of any age, but it most likely occurs during the reproductive years and affects those between 14 and 44 years old.
Many things upset the pH balance of the vagina, such as frequent douching, using scented vaginal products, and other irritants. Though, bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection. There is an increased risk of BV with sex, which could be from sleeping with multiple partners, a new partner, and having unprotected sex. Even your partner’s genital or fingers may change your pH balance and lead to bacteria overgrowth. Those who have never had sex rarely get BV, and remember that you cannot get BV from toilet seats, bedding, or swimming pools. When you have bacterial vaginosis, there are a few ways to figure it out. Read below for the three common symptoms of BV, and be ready to be shocked.
Three common symptoms of BV:
- No symptoms at all
The most common symptom of BV in women is the changes in vaginal discharge. Most women experience a thin vaginal discharge that can be white, dull gray, green, and foamy. The strong fishy odor is very common with BV and is more noticeable after sexual intercourse. You can also experience burning or itching during urination. Surprisingly, bacterial vaginosis may have no symptoms at all. Many who have it do not know they have BV because the irritation or discomfort is not noticeable. The symptoms may be so mild and fleeting that you do not realize you have or had BV.
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If you struggle with BV and need to visit your healthcare provider, make an appointment as soon as possible. Doctors may prescribe you antibiotics pills taken orally or a cream or gel inserted vaginally. Even if your symptoms go away, continue to take your medication as your doctor intends and follow any other parts of their plan for you, such as not having sex until the medication is over. Ladies, find a vaginal routine that works for you and get regular checkups with your OBGYN. Do not let untreated BV go away; do what is best for you and your vagina.