Symptoms Of Bacterial Vaginosis During Pregnancy
Millions of pregnant women suffer from this distressing condition worldwide. It has been reported that approximately 64- 70% of women will experience this mild infection of the vagina at some point in their lives mainly during their reproductive years. Although, it can sometimes develop before or during the stage of menopause due to hormonal changes in the body.
The bacteria within the vagina is usually self-regulating with the beneficial bacteria outnumbering and keeping any of the harmful bacteria in control, preventing it from overgrowth. Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) usually occurs when something happens to upset this natural balance.
At its primary stages, Bacterial Vaginosis is not a serious condition, as long as it is treated. However, if left untreated it can lead to serious complications such as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), ectopic pregnancy, premature delivery in pregnancy and even infertility issues can arise. If you are suffering from this utterly frustrating and embarrassing condition, do not despair! There are proven methods to eliminate it fast and for good.
Symptoms Of Bacterial Vaginosis
Some women never develop any of the signs or symptoms that are indicative of bacterial vaginosis. However, the common signs and symptoms of BV in most cases include:
• Unpleasant odor – that is often described as “fishy-like” vaginal odor which becomes more noticeable after sexual intercourse
• Abnormal discharge – which is usually thin in consistency, tends to cling to the vaginal wall, often white or pearly gray in color or yellow mucus discharge (no odor).
• Vaginal itching – happens often, but not a required symptom for diagnosis
• Vaginal redness – sometimes accompanies the symptoms
• Pain during sexual intercourse – occurs sometimes
• Pain when urination – happens rarely
Causes Of Bacterial Vaginosis
This is not an easy question, as researchers have still not been able to determine exactly what causes bacterial vaginosis. There could be a variety of causes. Normally there are a lot of “good” bacteria that outnumber the “bad” bacteria in the female reproductive tract, maintaining the ideal PH balance of the vagina’s bacterial flora. If something alters this balance and the “bad” bacteria grow in an excessive manner, the uncomfortable and irritating symptoms occur.
What Treatments Are Available To Cure Bacterial Vaginosis
There are a variety of treatment options available for treating bacterial vaginosis ranging from antibiotic treatments to different natural home remedies. These can include yogurt, garlic and tea tree oil. Many of these treatments provide fast relief from the distressing symptoms. Sadly in 70% of the cases, the condition returns within weeks. The best treatment options, however, focus on eliminating the root causes rather than suppressing the symptoms. Also by learning about your trigger factors you can take steps to prevent future recurrences.
When the right combination of natural ingredients is applied the right way, home remedies have been proven to be extremely successful at restoring the normal balance of the vaginal environment.