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About Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a disorder characterized by an offensive vaginal discharge.

Bullet Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of vaginal discharge among women of childbearing age.

Bullet Though the cause of this condition is not clear, it is thought to occur when there is a disturbance in the growth of the normal vaginal bacterial flora resulting in replacement of normal 'good bacteria' by 'harmful bacteria'.

Bullet Normally the 'good bacteria' is called "Lactobacilli".

Bullet These in vaginosis is replaced by a variety of bacteria like
1. Gardnerella vaginalis
2. Bacteroides, Mobiluncus
3. Mycoplasma hominis

Bullet Infection can spread from the rectum lining to colic lining into vagina.

Bullet These harmful organisms produce amines (poly & trimethyl) that are responsible for the fishy smell.

Bullet This condition is called vaginosis rather than vaginitis as there is no vaginal inflammation.

1. The vaginal pH is raised (from 4.5 to levels above 6-7)

Bullet As it is not a sexually transmitted infection there is no benefit from treating the male partners.

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Upon entering the Menopause stage, I found myself with reoccuring Bacterial Vaginosis. I took antibotics for over a years off and on and it still came back. Then I remembered that years ago a doctor recommended Betidine douche for a bacterial infection. I HIGHLY recommend you try it.

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