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What is the difference between bacterial vaginosis and a vaginal yeast infection?
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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology
In brief: Different organisms
Bacterial vaginosis is caused by bacteria.
A yeast infection is caused by fungi. Bacteria and fungi are different organisms.

In brief: Different organisms
Bacterial vaginosis is caused by bacteria.
A yeast infection is caused by fungi. Bacteria and fungi are different organisms.
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dr. Bob Ourian
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Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: 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 fungus; discharge is thick and clumpy often with itching. The first is treated with an antibiotic, the second with antifungal medication. People often self diagnose incorrectly and use the wrong treatment.

In brief: 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 fungus; discharge is thick and clumpy often with itching. The first is treated with an antibiotic, the second with antifungal medication. People often self diagnose incorrectly and use the wrong treatment.
Dr. Angela Savatiel
Dr. Angela Savatiel
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