Bacterial Vaginosis Research Paper

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Bacterial vaginosis is the most common pathological infection of excess anaerobic bacteria growth that dominates the typical (lactobacilli) bacteria in the vagina. Although it is not contagious, it can be passed on to a partner who is either female or male. Bacterial vaginosis is caused by several things; the imbalance of a woman’s pH is one. PH refers to the acidity level of a woman’s vagina. A good amount of vaginal pH is around 3.5-4.5. The cause for the imbalance of a woman’s pH is not exactly clarified but some causes are menstrual blood that has a pH of 7.4 or semen from intercourse that has a pH of 7.1-8 and douching.
One instance that can cause a woman to be a high risk of having bacterial vaginosis is a woman who has sexual intercourse with several persons. If a male has sexual intercourse with a woman who has bacterial vaginosis, the bacteria can be inside of the male’s penis because there is an exchange of bodily fluids. Because here is some evidence according to doctors, bacterial vaginosis could be considered a disease. However, a woman who is not sexually active may get bacterial vaginosis. Another cause of bacterial vaginosis is douching. A douche comes in the form of a bag or bottle that has a tube to insert into the vagina with the combination of water and vinegar.
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Because yeast infections are common during pregnancies and also have the same symptoms as bacterial vaginosis, there must be thorough evaluation of the discharge that is abnormal during diagnosis. Doctors will examine the discharge that lines the walls of the vagina and cervix. They may also examine the ovaries and uterus. Although examinations of bacteria from the vagina is not the most effective way of diagnosing bacterial vaginosis, the tell-all sign of bacterial vaginosis in vaginal discharge when examined under a microscope are clue

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