Table of Contents
- Bacterial vaginosis definition and facts
- What is bacterial vaginosis?
- What are signs and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?
- Can you get bacterial vaginosis from a sexual partner?
- How common is bacterial vaginosis?
- What causes bacterial vaginosis?
- Is bacterial vaginosis contagious?
- Is there a test to diagnose bacterial vaginosis?
- What is the treatment or cure for bacterial vaginosis?
- What is the whiff test for bacterial vaginosis?
- What home remedies help soothe and treat bacterial vaginosis (BV)?
- What medications cure bacterial vaginosis?
- What kind of doctor treats bacterial vaginosis?
- Can bacterial vaginosis be prevented?
- What are the complications of bacterial vaginosis?
- What is the prognosis for a person with bacterial vaginosis?
How common is bacterial vaginosis?
- Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition.
- It is the most common vaginal complaint in women of childbearing age.
- Studies have shown that approximately 29% of women in the U.S. are affected.
- Bacterial vaginosis is found in about 25% of pregnant women in the U.S. and approximately 60% of women who have an STD.
Is bacterial vaginosis an STD or yeast infection?
- Bacterial vaginosis is not the same thing as an STD or yeast infection.
- Bacterial vaginosis is not dangerous, but it can cause disturbing symptoms.
- Any woman with an unusual discharge should be evaluated so that more serious infections such as Chlamydia and gonorrhea can be excluded.
- Symptoms may also mimic those found in yeast infections of the vagina and trichomoniasis (an STD), and these conditions must also be excluded in women with vaginal symptoms.
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