Bacteria Vaginosis

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Amber McMillian
May 26, 2009
Bacterial Vaginosis
This is a vagina condition also referred to as Gardnerella Vaginitis that can produce vaginal discharge that is a result from an overgrowth of normal bacteria. This will cause a woman to have a vaginal discharge with a foul odor. It is not dangerous but it can cause bad symptoms. If any woman has this problem they should also be checked for more serious infections such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. The normal symptoms are excessive vagina discharge and foul odor. Usually there are no other symptoms the amount of vaginal discharge that is released varies from woman to woman. Most women with bacterial vaginosis have no symptoms at all. Some others experience an unpleasant fishy odor with vaginal discharge. The discharge is usually a thick grayish and white color. This discharge is often more noticeable after sexual intercourse. There are multiple things that can cause this problem for example a combination of multiple bacteria present. Bacterial vaginosis typically features a reduction in the number of the normal hydrogen peroxide producing lactobacilli in the vagina. Some of the things that can cause this is multiple sex partners or new sex partners, vaginal douching and a new one is cigarette smoking. This type of disease is diagnosed when a woman reports an unusual vaginal discharge; the doctor will ask her a series of routine questions to help distinguish mild from more serious conditions. In the exam the doctor notes the appearance of the vaginal lining and cervix. The doctor will also perform a manual exam of the ovaries and uterus. The cervix is examined for tenderness, which might indicate a more serious infection. The doctor may also collect samples to test for Gonorrhea or Chlamydia. By examining the discharge under the microscope can help distinguish bacterial vaginosis from yeast vaginitis (candidacies) and trichomonas (a certain type of sexually transmitted infection). How they find out about this by...
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