Bacterial vaginosis is the enemy of every third women, but many women do not know what it is and connects it with other sexual diseases.
It means disruption in the composition of the vaginal flora and the symptoms are unpleasant odor, abundant discharge and sometimes itching or tingling during urinating.
The reasons are not fully discovered, but most often it occurs due to insufficient intimate care that can disrupt the natural acidity of the uterus and cause growth of harmful microorganisms.
It is thought that the most common cause of bacterial vaginosis is Gardnerella vaginalis.
This bacterium resides in the uterus and colon, but different sexual behavior can lead to the development of bacterial vaginosis.
Increased risk is certainly during engagement into sexual relation with new or multiple partners, use of perfumed soaps, washing underwear with intensive detergents, oral sex, smoking etc.
About half of women may have no symptoms at all or may not be aware of them. The existence of vaginosis can be checked by taking a test at your gynaecologist.
Results are available within a week, and bacterial vaginosis need to be treated in order to avoid various complications.
If untreated during pregnancy it can cause miscarriage or premature birth.