Effective Remedies for a BV Infection…
Signs and Symptoms of a BV infection…
Bacterial vaginosis or a BV infection can increase your risk of contracting HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases as well as bladder infections. If you are pregnant a BV infection could cause unwanted complications during your pregnancy.
Fortunately BV infections can be treated with a course of antibiotics and you should visit your doctor immediately if you suspect that you might have bacterial vaginosis. While you might feel embarrassed to visit your Doctor, you can relax in the knowledge that BV infections are quite common amongst women.
A BV infection is caused by an imbalance between the healthy and unhealthy bacteria in the vagina. It is important to note that the spread of unhealthy bacteria and bacterial vaginosis is not as a result of poor hygiene. In fact excessive washing of the vagina can affect the balance of bacteria and increase the chances of a BV infection.
Other factors that can help or cause the development of bacterial vaginosis are eating certain types of foods, taking certain medications and even washing your underwear and your body with certain soaps and washing detergents that do not agree with you.
The most noticeable symptom that you can look out for if you suspect that you might have a BV infection are a greyish white discharge that has a distinct fishy smell. The smell and amount of discharge is usually heaviest after sex or your menstrual cycle.
BV infection symptoms do not usually cause itchiness, dryness and soreness around the vagina. Sometimes there might not be any symptoms at all and you will only be diagnosed after undergoing a vaginal examine.
Many women who first experience a BV infection think that it is a sexually transmitted disease. The truth is that while bacterial vaginosis is more common among sexually active women, it is not a sexual disease.
The best course of action to take if you are experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms of a BV infection is to speak to your doctor immediately. They will be able to prescribe the correct antibiotics to clear the bacterial vaginosis up within days.