Bacterial Vaginosis

Vaginitis is a category for vaginal infections and “bacterial Vaginosis” is placed under this category. BV is among typically common diseases of vaginal infections.

Bacterial Vaginosis is not understood completely and thus most of the time it is ignored or is not diagnosed properly and mistaken as some other vaginal infection. However, efforts are made by scientist to throw light over this disease. It is believed that Bacterial Vaginosis can cause serious health concerns if goes untreated. This may result in premature childbirth, postpartum infections and PID. This disease may also increase risk for HIV infections and can lead to infertility. According to an estimate out forty-five percent of pregnant women have this infection in United States.

Bacterial Vaginosis does not have potential to transmit sexually however women, who never had sex, rarely develop this disease. It is said about this disease that it is causative for changing sexual partners. Douching can be another reason for development of this disease.  

There was a range of names, which were assigned to BV in past such as Gardnerella vaginalis Vaginitis and non-specific Vaginitis. However, bacterial Vaginosis is a lot easier to remember and it is not that harmless as was taken in past.

BV generally is the disorder, which is result of bacterial imbalance in vagina. There are a number of living organisms living in healthy vagina, naturally. The most population there falls under the category of lactobacillus. Among this numerous amount, a certain type of bacteria plays its role in moderating PH’s level. When this normal population composition is disturbed, some other microorganism takes in charge and cause abnormal discharge in vagina.