Wary of Bacterial Vaginosis

Maybe you wonder whether all cases of vaginal discharge should be wary of. For example, to discharge with the consistency of thick, feels there is a burning sensation. Is that symptoms of vaginal discharge caused by a fungus?

According to Terri Warren, RN, ANP, a specialist herpes and sexually transmitted diseases WebMD, complaints like the above could be due to fungal infection. But also be due to other causes.

For the case of fungal infection, most often caused by overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. You may recognize a thick white vaginal discharge, itching, burning, and redness at the labia.

Another possibility is bacterial vaginosis (BV), which caused an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the vagina. Although BV often causes no symptoms, you may recognize such as vaginal discharge with the consistency of mucus, grayish in color, itch and burn, smelling like fish, especially after intercourse.

"Getting the right diagnosis is necessary. If left untreated, BV not only makes people uncomfortable, but also can increase the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, complications of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes, "said Warren.

According to Warren, because fungal infections can be treated with topical medication-counter or prescription drugs taken, but BV is treated with oral antibiotics or who applied to the vagina that the doctor prescribed.

"To ensure this, do not diagnose yourself. Visit your doctor, "advises Warren.


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