Bacterial Vaginosis Causes and Symptoms


Bacterial vaginosis otherwise called as vaginal bacteriosisis a disease of the vaginaof the female reproductive organ caused by bacteria. It is primarily caused because of bacterial flora (that occurs naturally) imbalance and usually confused with infections that are not caused due to bacteria such as candidiasis or yeast infection and Trichomonas vaginalis.

Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis:

  • Vaginal discharge may become watery and thin
  • Vaginal discharge may become grey or white
  • Vaginal discharge may have a strong and unpleasant smell, often described as fishy
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Itching around the outside of the vagina

Bacterial Vaginosis Causes and Symptoms



Causes of Bacterial Vaginosis

  • Douching - using water or a medicated solution to clean the vagina
  • Having a bath with antiseptic liquids
  • Having a new sex partner
  • Having multiple sex partners
  • Perfumed bubble baths and some scented soaps
  • Smoking
  • Using an IUD (intrauterine device), such as a contraceptive device made from plastic and copper that fits inside the uterus
  • Using vaginal deodorants
  • Washing underwear with strong detergents

Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis:


  • Antibiotics
  • Probiotics treatment
  • Antibiotic gel to be applied to the vagina once in a day for five days