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What is bacterial vaginosis

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: It is a bacterial infection of the vagina that may need treatment when symptomatic
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bacterial vaginosis: "Approximately 50 to 75 percent of women with BV have no symptoms. Those with symptoms often note an unpleasant, "fishy smelling" vaginal discharge th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infection: Basically, it's an overgrowth of certain normal bacteria that inhabit the vaginal cavity. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Gyn doctor shoul ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Women only: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is characterized by disruption of the normal vaginal flora. Present in about 29% of us women of reproductive age, BV is one o ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
18 years experience Family Medicine
BV: The bacteria which cause BV are always present in the vagina, they just overgrow. Antibiotic use or douching can cause them to overgrow. BV is not an ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Imbalance: All healthy women have a mix of bacteria & some yeast in the vagina. An imbalance in the vagina, such as change in ph, blood flow, amount of bacteria ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Malodorous: The most common symptom is a"fishy" malodorous vaginal discharge, and the gyn md can do testing to find out in the office during your exam.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Different causes: Bacterial vaginosis is caused by bacteria normally found in the vagina. Discharge is white to grey and often has a fishy odor. Yeast is caused by a fu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Eason
33 years experience Infectious Disease
Chlamydia vs. BV: I would have to say this would be highly unlikely, providing that the doctor sent urine and/or vaginal swabs for lab analysis. If no testing was done ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get from yourself: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection in women. It is from bacteria that live normally in the colon, but because the distance betwee ... Read More
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