An Overview of Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is a common vaginal infection that usually (but not always) goes away on its own within a few days. This condition is caused by excessive bacteria that may normally be present in the vagina, but when these bacteria are present in large numbers, they may cause symptoms such as a discharge or odor.  Medical experts are not sure exactly what causes bacterial vaginosis, but do agree that if a woman has more than one sex partner, smokes or douches, she is at higher risk.  Bacterial vaginosis can typically be cured with a prescription antibiotic.

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