The normal flora has a balance of good and bad bacteria. Bacterial Vaginosis, known as BV develops when this balance changes. BY is the most common vaginal infection in women of reproductive age. It is not sexually transmitted, but it is not dear how sex changes the balance of bacteria.

The risks to BV infection are

  •  Multiple sex partners
  •  Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (ILJCD)
  • Douching
  •  Not using a condom

 

 

 

BV usually presents abnormal vaginal whitish grey and watery or foamy discharge with fishy smell, especially after sex. Other symptoms include burning when urinating, vaginal itching and irritation.

Complications:

BV has been associated with an increased risk of Pelvic inflammatory diseases after a surgical procedure, Preterm delivery Miscarriage and higher risk of getting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia and gonorrhea

Treatment:

BV is treated with different antibiotics.

PS: Art pregnant women who have symptoms of BV should be tested and treated.

 

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