Bacterial vaginosis is a common problem affecting females of reproductive age group.It needs diagnosis and treatment as early as possible to avoid long-term complications.
Previously known as nonspecific vaginitis and presents as:
- Vaginal itching
- Burning sensation during urination
- Vaginal discharge: whitish .gray, green
- Foul smelling discharge, often described as fishy
Gynecological and obstetric complications associated with BV
- postoperative infections,
- urinary tract infections,
- pelvic inflammatory disease
- , mild abnormal Pap smear results
- possible link with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, preterm delivery, premature rupture of the membranes, chorioamnionitis and postpartum endometritis.
Risk factors for increasing Bacterial vaginosis are
- Multiple partners
- Prior trichomoniasis,
- Intrauterine device usage,
- Use of scented soap
More than 50% of all women with BV are asymptomatic.Treatment of asymptomatic women needs detailed evaluation.
Diagnosis of Bacterial Vaginosis:
It’s quick and painless.So definitely get it done.It is confirmed by Amsel’s Criteria and needs a sample of vaginal discharge for testing.
Treatment and precautions of Bacterial Vaginosis will be covered next.
Disclaimer:The blog post is not meant to be a replacement for a doctor consultation, nor is it a medical recommendation or prescription of treatment. Any reader of this blog suffering from this problems should specifically consult his/her doctor for the same and follow the suggested course of treatment’