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Diseases » Bacterial vaginosis » Summary

What is Bacterial vaginosis?

What is Bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection of the vagina and one of a variety of types of vaginitis. Bacterial ...more »

  • Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginal infection.

Bacterial vaginosis: Introduction

Types of Bacterial vaginosis:

Types of Bacterial vaginosis:

Broader types of Bacterial vaginosis:

How many people get Bacterial vaginosis?

Prevalance of Bacterial vaginosis: 16% of pregnant women (DSTD)
Prevalance Rate of Bacterial vaginosis: approx 1 in 424 or 0.24% or 640,000 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Bacterial vaginosis: Scientific studies suggest that BV is common in women of reproductive age. In the United States, as many as 16% of pregnant women have BV. This varies by race and ethnicity from 6% in Asians and 9% in whites to 16% in Hispanics and 23% in African Americans. BV is generally more commonly seen in women attending STD clinics than in those attending family planning or prenatal clinics. (Source: excerpt from Bacterial Vaginosis (BV): DSTD)

How serious is Bacterial vaginosis?

Complications of Bacterial vaginosis: see complications of Bacterial vaginosis

What causes Bacterial vaginosis?

Causes of Bacterial vaginosis: see causes of Bacterial vaginosis
Causes of Bacterial vaginosis: The cause of BV is not fully understood. BV is associated with an imbalance in the bacteria that are normally found in a woman's vagina. The vagina normally contains mostly "good" bacteria, and fewer "harmful" bacteria. BV develops when there is a change in the environment of the vagina that causes an increase in harmful bacteria. (Source: excerpt from Bacterial Vaginosis (BV): DSTD)
Risk factors for Bacterial vaginosis: see risk factors for Bacterial vaginosis

What are the symptoms of Bacterial vaginosis?

Symptoms of Bacterial vaginosis: see symptoms of Bacterial vaginosis

Complications of Bacterial vaginosis: see complications of Bacterial vaginosis

Can anyone else get Bacterial vaginosis?

More information: see contagiousness of Bacterial vaginosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bacterial vaginosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bacterial vaginosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bacterial vaginosis: Gynecologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bacterial vaginosis.
Treatments for Bacterial vaginosis: see treatments for Bacterial vaginosis
Prevention of Bacterial vaginosis: see prevention of Bacterial vaginosis
Research for Bacterial vaginosis: see research for Bacterial vaginosis

Organs Affected by Bacterial vaginosis:

Organs and body systems related to Bacterial vaginosis include:

Name and Aliases of Bacterial vaginosis

Main name of condition: Bacterial vaginosis

Class of Condition for Bacterial vaginosis: bacterial

Other names or spellings for Bacterial vaginosis:

BV, Bacterial vaginitis, nonspecific vaginitis, Gardnerella-associated vaginitis

Bacterial vaginosis: Related Conditions

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