Complications of Bacterial Vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis generally causes no serious complications.
- It is sometimes known to be associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
- The bacteria can sometimes infect the womb (uterus) and the tube that carry eggs from ovaries to the uterus this causes Pelvic inflammatory disease.
- PID is a serious disease in women that can cause infertility and tubal (ectopic) pregnancy.
- Tubal pregnancy can be life threatening as the pregnancy occurs in the fallopian tube and it can rupture.
- Bacterial vaginosis also makes a woman more susceptible to infections such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and HIV
- Bacterial vaginosis is known to cause problems in pregnancy such as such as premature delivery and low-birth-weight babies.
- Hence it is advisable to check this condition in women who have a previous history of such deliveries.(5✔,7)
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