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    Bacterial Vaginosis - Symptoms

    Many women with bacterial vaginosis do not have any symptoms. Bacterial vaginosis does not typically cause itching. But it does cause:

    • An excessive grayish white vaginal discharge, unlike normal vaginal discharge. Some women describe the discharge as "yellow."
    • A bothersome "fishy" odor, which is usually worse after sex (intercourse).

    Other conditions with similar symptoms include some sexually transmitted infections (especially trichomoniasis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea) and vaginal yeast infection.


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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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