What Are the Symptoms and Risk Factors of Bacterial Vaginosis?

Q:
What are the symptoms and risk factors of bacterial vaginosis?

A:
Symptoms
Common signs and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis may include:

  • Thin, gray, white or green vaginal discharge
  • Burning during urination
  • Vaginal itching
  • Foul-smelling “fishy” vaginal odor

Risk factors
Factors that may increase risk of bacterial vaginosis include:

  • Having more than one sexual partners
  • Frequent douching
  • Natural lack of lactobacilli

 

 

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