Know more about Bacterial Vaginosis/Vaginitis
BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS / VAGINITIS
Bacterial Vaginosis/Vaginitis is used to describe various disorders that cause infection or inflammation of the vagina.
Bacterial Vaginosis/Vaginitis is the most common cause of vaginal symptoms among women. The prevalence in the United States is estimated to be 21.2 million (29.2%) among women ages 14–49, based on a nationally representative sample of women who participated in NHANES 2001–2004.
Women of any age, especially women of reproductive age and sexually active women, are particularly susceptible to bacterial vaginosis/vaginitis.
- One of the most common symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis is the flow of a whitish, yellowish, or greenish discharge from the vagina of the female that may be a sign of infection.
The amount of vaginal discharge may increase during ovulation, before menstruation, during sexual arousal, and during pregnancy, taking birth control pills or wearing a uterine ring
Abnormal vaginal discharge usually turns yellow or green, looks like cheese or foam, smells, or even carries blood; causes may include infection, inflammation, cervix or genital tumors
For many years BV not considered as sever disease.
Meanwhile is a situation which causes losses in working days and increases the cost of treatment .
Additionally increases the risk of …
- Infections of virus which affect the immune system.
- Sexual transmitted infections such as , gonorrhea , trichomoniasis , Herpes (HSV-2) [3, 4]
- Abortion, premature birth, after birth complications such postpartum endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease , preterm labour and preterm delivery and scars infections in pregnant [5--8].
- The possibility of HIV transmission [9,10].
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CAN DOUCHING WITH WATER OR OTHER AGENTS HELP?
No, douching can increase the risk of getting bacterial vaginosis. The practice of washing or cleaning out the inside of the vagina with water or other cleansing agents alters the natural balance of the vagina and predisposes women to develop the condition. The vagina is self-cleaning, so douching is often not required.
ARE ANTIBIOTICS USEFUL?
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- Return to normal defense system pH <4.5; most bacteria and fungi cannot survive
- No drug resistance and reduce alternative infections
- Can be used for pregnant women or breastfeeding
- Can be used to prevent BACTERIAL VAGINITIS
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