Bacterial vaginosis (vaginal dysbacteriosis) is classified as a mild infection of the vagina that develops as a result of microflora disturbance. Normally, the microflora contains "beneficial" and "conditionally pathogenic" bacteria. When the balance of the microflora is disturbed and its acidity increases, creating an ideal environment for the reproduction of opportunistic bacteria, such diseases as bacterial vaginosis occur.
It is worth remembering that dysbacteriosis of the vagina can occur as a concomitant pathology of more serious venereal diseases, therefore, when symptoms appear, it is definitely worthwhile to undergo an examination by a gynecologist.
Bacterial vaginosis is a female disease, it does not manifest itself in men, but they can be carriers of the infection.
Factors provoking a violation of the microflora of the vagina, respectively, the appearance of the disease include:
The described factors provoke microflora disturbances, which under unfavorable conditions can cause the development of inflammatory diseases of the genital organs, postoperative infectious complications, and in pregnant women - the occurrence of premature birth and postpartum endometritis.
The main symptom of bacterial vaginosis is frequent, cream-like discharge of grayish-white or yellow color with a specific unpleasant smell of rotten fish. After intercourse, the smell may increase. In some cases, the appearance of discharge can be combined with burning and itching. However, about 50% of women have no visible signs of bacvaginosis.
Please note that atypical discharge from the vagina can be a sign of many venereal diseases and infections, so do not self-medicate and make an appointment with a gynecologist, where you can pass all the necessary tests.
Bacterial vaginosis is diagnosed with the help of a smear on the microflora.
Bacterial vaginosis can be the basis or complication of almost any STD: HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, etc.
The disease can develop against the background of inflammatory processes of the genitourinary system, such as adnexitis, vulvitis, colpitis, cervicitis, endometritis.
How to treat bacterial vaginosis? If the cause of bacvaginosis is not an infection or an inflammatory process of the genitourinary system, the disease can disappear on its own, after the normal microflora of the vagina is restored. But, if the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis persist for a long time or recur after a course of therapy, the disease requires serious treatment and observations by a gynecologist.
In such cases, first of all, the pathology that provoked the development of bacvaginosis is treated, and only then - the restoration of the normal microflora of the vagina. The normalization of the microflora consists in the elimination of an excessive number of conditionally pathogenic bacteria.
At the first signs of the disease, make an appointment at the "LeoDerm" clinic in Lviv, our doctors will conduct a quick examination and make a diagnosis, only after that you can begin the correct treatment of bacterial vaginosis. In addition, in the clinic you can undergo a preventive examination in a chair. Take care of yourself with Leoderm, make an appointment.