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Bacterial Vaginosis (Causes, Symptoms, Treatment) (cont.)

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What are the signs and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?

Most women with bacterial vaginosis do not have symptoms from the condition. When symptoms are present, an abnormal vaginal discharge is the most common symptom. The discharge is usually gray or whitish in color and can be associated with a fishy odor. Some women report vaginal itching and burning, or burning during urination.

What are the complications of bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis can cause complications during pregnancy. Having bacterial vaginosis has been linked to an increased risk of preterm delivery or having a baby with low birth weight. Bacterial vaginosis also increases a woman's risk of having an infection after surgical procedures such as abortion or hysterectomy. Bacterial vaginosis also increases a woman's risk for contracting sexually-transmitted infections, including herpes simplex virus (HSV), Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/18/2013

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