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I Smell Something Fishy And I'm Very Embarrassed! Get The 411 On The Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis

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This vaginal infection is not a sexually transmitted disease although the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis may become more pronounced after sexual intercourse which can be quite embarrassing. When a …

This vaginal infection is not a sexually transmitted disease although the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis may become more pronounced after sexual intercourse which can be quite embarrassing. When a sufferer seeks treatment, her male sexual partner will not usually require treatment.

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  • 1. I Smell Something Fishy And I Am Very Embarrassed! Get The 411 On The Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis ByTerry Robbins
  • 2. Introduction This is not a sexually transmitted disease although the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis may become more pronounced after sexual intercourse which can be quite embarrassing. When a sufferer seeks treatment, her male sexual partner does not usually need treatment. Most women if not all women want to be and feel fresh with no embarrassing smells or discharges especially in the presence of a sexual partner and bacterial vaginosis and the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis simply get in the way of this need for freshness. This is one of the top 3 vaginal infections that a woman may experience during her lifetime and its root is bacterial in nature as compared to other common vaginal infections such as yeast infections that result from a fungus.
  • 3. Vaginal Infections A healthy vagina contains many microorganisms including various fungi and good and bad bacteria. When an optimal pH level is maintained, the good bacteria keep infection causing bad bacteria at bay. When the pH balance in the vagina is disrupted, it can lead to a vaginal infection which may include bacterial vaginosis which is caused by the death or inaction of good bacteria leading to the excessive growth of various bad bacteria.
  • 4. Vaginal Infections cont. Activities that can lead to a disruption of a pH balanced vaginal environment include having multiple sexual partners, frequent sexual intercourse, feminine cleansing procedures such as a vaginal douche or using various "feminine" sprays, involvement in a lesbian relationship, the use of certain birth control devices, suffering from an STD, tobacco smoking, etc. Do keep in mind that the above merely increase the risk of developing this infection but may not necessarily be the cause since an exact cause for this vaginal infection still remains unknown. In addition, just because a woman does not participate in the above identified behaviors does not mean that she cannot develop bacterial vaginosis and the various symptoms of bacterial vaginosis.
  • 5. Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis A key characteristic of most vaginal infections is a marked increase in the vaginal discharge. A normal vaginal experiences certain levels of vaginal discharge that varies from one woman to another. If you notice a marked increase from what is normal for you in the amount and characteristics of the discharge, you may be suffering from a vaginal infection. The vaginal infection associated with bacterial vaginosis will usually be thin and grayish or whitish in color with some bubbles in some cases. Just because you have an excessive vaginal discharge does not necessarily mean that you have this particular vaginal infection. You may need other identifiers but usually a doctor will be the one to tell you for certain which vaginal infection you are suffering from.
  • 6. Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis cont. The second and most often used identifier for bacterial vaginosis is a vagina that reeks which is were the embarrassment associated with this infection comes in. If the odor emanating from your vaginal area is "fishy" in nature, you may be suffering from one of the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and may need to see a doctor about treatment.
  • 7. Preventative Measures Because prevention is always better than cure, some behaviors that may help you from developing this infection and the embarrassing symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include but are not limited to reducing the number of sexual partners, stopping vaginal douching as well as the use of various feminine sprays, reduce or eliminate having bubble baths, use condoms during sex, avoid spreading bacteria from the rectum to the vaginal area by wiping from the front to the back after emptying the bladder, and so forth. The vagina is self cleaning and the use of vaginal douches is usually unnecessary.
  • 8. Conventional Treatment Conventional treatment methods simply seek to treat the various symptoms of bacterial vaginosis and not the root which means that there is a chance for recurrence especially within the year following treatment. The common treatments that are prescribed for the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include various antibiotics such as Tinidazole, Metrodazole as well as various other oral medications and creams and gels to be taken either orally or applied directly to the vaginal and vaginal area. Even when improvements start to be noticed, like any other antibiotics, the full treatment needs to be administered and completed for the doctor prescribed treatment days.
  • 9. Conventional Treatment cont. As is common with many antibiotics, the body can develop a resistance to antibiotics and when you need treatment again for a recurrence, you will not be able to derive any benefits from the antibiotics commonly prescribed with this vaginal infection and shall continue to suffer with the various symptoms of bacterial vaginosis. These antibiotics are also expensive and may produce other side effects such as continuing to disrupt the vaginal environment leading to other vaginal infections such as a yeast infection since the use of antibiotics is an identified risk factor for creating an imbalance in the vaginal area.
  • 10. Conclusion While conventional treatments may work to treat the various symptoms of bacterial vaginosis , the only way to not only treat but prevent the recurrence of bacterial vaginosis is through the use of natural methods that do not cause any side effects and use inexpensive ingredients easily available to treat the root cause. Visit http://bestbacterialvaginosiscures.info for a three step resource to cure the condition in just three days using three ingredients.