STD's and other Genitourinary disorders

Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is "infection of the human vagina that may be caused by anaerobic bacteria, especially by Mobiluncus species or by Gardnerella vaginalis. Characterized by excessive, sometimes malodorous, discharge."

What are the signs and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis

A symptom is something the patient senses and describes, while a sign is something other people, such as the doctor notice. For example, drowsiness may be a symptom while dilated pupils may be a sign. Approximately 50% of all women with BV have no symptoms (asymptomatic). If a woman does have symptoms, she does not need to get tested to find out. The main sign is in the vaginal discharge:
  • Vaginal discharge may become watery and thin.
  • Vaginal discharge may become grey or white
  • Vaginal discharge may have a strong and unpleasant smell, often described as fishy.