Bacterial Vaginosis

What is Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial Vaginosis is a vaginal infection caused by high concentrations of anaerobic bacteria ( e.g. Prevotella species, Mobiluncus species, Gardnerella vaginalis and Mycoplasma Hominis ). It is a common vaginal infection in women.

Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis

  • Asymptomatic
  • Fishy smelling thin vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal Itch
  • Vaginal Pain
  • Vaginal Burning

Testing for Bacterial Vaginosis

  • Clinical signs ( e.g. symptoms, discharge, odour )
  • Laboratory tests on vaginal discharge or fluids

Prevention of Bacterial Vaginosis

Avoid vaginal douching, use of shower gels, antiseptic agents, or shampoo to wash the vaginal area.

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