“Nothing is more conservative than a bacterium.” ― Nick Lane, Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution
Except for a few good bacteria, most of the bacteria are not your very good friends. They take nourishment from your body and in return they cause you harm. One of the bad things that they can cause you is Bacterial Vaginosis.
What is Bacterial Vaginosis?
It is a sort of bacterial infection and abnormality of vaginal conditions that is characterized by the virginal discharge which results in overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina. This happens because excessive vaginal discharge increases the moisture in your private area making it suitable for rapid bacterial growth. It can be treated by the antibiotics named as metronidazole.
What Causes of Bacterial Vaginosis?
Bacterial vaginosis is caused by one of the bacteria which is already found in the vagina but if there is an excessive amount of anaerobic bacteria which causes an imbalance of microorganisms in the vagina which becomes a cause of bacterial vaginosis.
What are Signs and Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis?
Never ignore any warning sign no matter where it is coming from. Like your best friends your body also gives you warning alerts that something is going on wrong. It is important to understand those signs to come to the right conclusion or diagnosis. To help you out we have outlined the most common symptoms of bacterial vaginosis which are:
- Vaginal itching
- Vaginal pain
- Vaginal discharge is thin, grey, or white.
- Foul-smelling from vagina
- Burning during urination
Risk factor for bacterial vaginosis
There are some of the following things that make you at risk of developing Bacterial Vaginosis that are discussed below:
- Having multiple sex partners
- Lack of lactobacilli bacteria
This may come to you as a surprise but, indeed, you do not need douching at all because your body has its ways to clean it internally.
Complications due to bacterial vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis also causes some other complications and make you more vulnerable to several other health conditions which we are discussing below:
- Preterm birth
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Infection risk after gynecological surgery
Precautionary Measures for Bacterial Vaginosis
Prevention always helps you avoid a lot of problems. You should follow some precautionary measures to save yourself from this disease.
- Don’t forget to use condoms
- Avoid sexual intercourse if you feel itching or burning
- Don’t douche
- Use mild soaps and unscented pads
Diagnosis for bacterial vaginosis
A doctor can diagnose that you are suffering from bacterial vaginosis or not by the following methods and techniques which we discussed below:
- The doctor may ask you inquiries about your clinical history
- The specialist may do a pelvic test
- The doctor takes your sample of vaginal discharges
- The doctor tests the pH of the vagina
Treatment for bacterial vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis BV is treated by some medications and other techniques which your doctor can tell you about are discussed here below:
- Other creams and gel
As it is a bacterial disorder mostly antibacterial prove to be effective remedies. If you have you don’t need to worry at all because it is curable. Make sure you visit your doctor as soon as you suspect of having it to avoid developing more complicated health problems.