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Info on Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In the United States, as many as 16 percent of all pregnant women have BV. Symptoms are not always apparent; vaginal discharge, redness, and itching are possible signs. These may be worse after sexual intercourse.
 
In order to make a diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis, your healthcare provider takes a sample of fluid from your vagina and has it tested. He or she also may be able to see signs of BV, like a grayish-white discharge, during an examination of the vagina. Although this condition can get better on its own, antibiotics are typically recommended in order to prevent potentially serious complications.
 
(Click Bacterial Vaginosis for more information on this condition, including possible risk factors, ways to prevent it, and more statistics.)
 

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