Bacterial Vaginosis Overview
Bacterial vaginosis is a vaginal condition that results from an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina. The condition was formerly referred to as Gardnerella vaginitis, after the bacteria that were believed to cause the condition. However, since there are a number of species of bacteria that naturally live in the vagina and can grow to excess to cause the condition, the name bacterial vaginosis is the preferred term. As a result of overgrowth of certain bacteria, a vaginal discharge may result.
Must Read Articles Related to Bacterial Vaginosis
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Bacterial Vaginosis:
Bacterial Vaginosis - Effective Treatments
What kinds of treatments have been effective for your bacterial vaginosis?
Bacterial Vaginosis - Symptoms
What were the symptoms of your bacterial vaginosis?
bacterial Vaginosis - Experience
Please describe your experience with bacterial vaginosis.
Women's Conditions Resources
- How Sleep Helps Your Skin
- Cosmetic Cover-ups for Dry, Itchy Skin
- Tips for Dealing With Menopause Symptoms