Bacterial vaginitis, also referred to as vaginosis, is one of the most common conditions wherein there is discharge from the genitourinary tract (GIT) of the . According to the Bandolier, a scientific journal that gives evidence-based ; about 10% of the around the globe are affected by the condition at some point in their life. However as many as half of the female population have either mild or no .
The fluid discharge is thick, white, and- . This is caused due to the of a set of leading to a pH imbalance in the affected area and inflammation of the . This causes , , , and a burning sensation for the female. It is easily via some measures involving personal .
Causes of Bacterial Vaginitis
It is caused due to excessive growth of a particular set of bacteria that competes for the normal flora of the vagina, resulting in a shift from well as during .to conditions. It is easy to the , but if left untreated, bacterial vaginitis increases the of developing the disease (PID) as
Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginitis
The prominent symptoms of bacterial vaginitis are summarized below:
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- Pain or burning is noticeable and increases while or having intercourse
- The outside the vagina, called the vulva, are more red or than usual
- Vaginal discharge that is thick, heavy, and white or gray in color
- A foul and unpleasant from the discharge
- Discharge increases after coitus or the menstrual cycle
Note: If the discharge is thin with streaks of, it is indicative of atrophic vaginitis
There are a few methods tobacterial vaginosis, these include a history examination, wherein your will ask you regarding any vaginal that you may have experienced before.
- Your doctor will also ask you about your sex life or any other transmitted diseases that you might have had before.
- Your doctor may also do a thorough pelvic examination, wherein they will insert two into your vagina while pressing on your to check for any signs of infection in your pelvic .
- On detecting something abnormal, your doctor may also send a of your vaginal to the labs for further evaluation. There they will test for any signs of bacterial vaginosis.
Sometimes, the doctor may also use a pH acidity of your vagina. A normal pH level should be 4.5 or below, so if the pH strip gives a number higher than this, then you may have bacterial vaginosis.to check for the