Having a vagina comes with a range of complications. Yes, it’s true — it is easy to develop itchiness, odour, discharge plus bacteria. When there’s trouble in the vagina, it is important to pay attention to the signs, so that you can get the right treatment at the right time.
One of the most common bacterial infections in women is known as bacterial vaginosis (BV). According to the Office on Women’s Health, bacterial vaginosis is a condition that occurs based on changes in the organ’s bacteria levels.
Your vagina has different kinds of bacteria, both good (lactobacilli) and bad (anaerobes). Good bacteria keeps the genital area healthy and clean. But in case of bacterial vaginosis, the healthy bacteria is replaced by the bad bacteria, and this causes an imbalance in your vaginal environment. Let’s just say it is more common than you think.
Well, anyone with a vagina can get bacterial vaginosis. But you are at a higher risk of this infection, if:
Most people with bacterial vaginosis don’t have symptoms. But when women do, here they are:
The symptoms like bacterial vaginosis might be like other vaginal infections, although the strong-smelling vaginal discharge is one of the biggest signs. Besides, whenever you experience sudden changes in your vagina, and believe you have developed bacterial vaginosis, consult your gynecologist.
To lower your risk of bacterial vaginosis, you need to take these steps;
If bacterial vaginosis is untreated, it possibly can lead to complications. These may include:
So stop avoiding your vaginal health and whenever you feel something is wrong with your vagina, immediately consult a gynecologist.
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