Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a common disease that affects women. Bacterial vaginosis is caused by an imbalance of naturally occurring bacteria in the vagina.
Unlike thrush (yeast infection) or trichomonas vaginalis, BV isn’t associated with discomfort, itching or soreness. This is why some women tend to ignore the symptoms and leave it to go away by itself.
It is one of the most common types of vaginal infections and even more so in women who are sexually active.
Other factors that may be contributed to bacterial vaginosis is new sexual partners, recent antibiotic use, smoking and vaginal douching.
Bacterial vaginosis is described as a mild condition. However sometimes it can lead to more serious issues especially if you are pregnant and treatment by a doctor is recommended.
How do the treatments work?
Antibiotics can treat a bacterial vaginosis infections. The popular prescription medication is Metronidazole. Metronidazole is used to treat infections caused by bacteria and can help clear the infection within days. Metronidazole is an oral medication that can be taken with or without food.
What is bacterial vaginosis?
Bacterial vaginosis may be caused by an imbalance of bacteria however the precise cause is unknown. Women have good and bad bacteria in the vagina and when the balance is upset there is usually not enough good bacteria present.
Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis
The common symptom is an abnormal off-white, grey or yellow vaginal discharge that usually has an unpleasant smell. The discharge usually appears without discomfort, pain or irritation. This is why some women tend to ignore the symptoms and leave it to go away by itself. But like other infections if left untreated it may lead to other serious conditions.
How can I get tested?
Many STDs and other conditions can cause vaginal discharge. A doctor can perform a pelvic examination and run tests on the vaginal discharge along with asking a series of questions to determine the cause.
How do I purchase bacterial vaginosis treatments online?
Buying bacterial vaginosis treatments online is easy. You will have to complete an online consultation to purchase Metronidazole. This is a free and short consultation from the privacy of your home. This replaces the face-to-face consult you would normally have with a doctor. Once you have been approved the medication will be sent out to you as soon as possible.