Bacterial Vaginosis Directory
Bacterial vaginosis is a vaginal condition caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina. Bacterial vaginosis is not dangerous, but it can cause disturbing symptoms. Any woman with an unusual discharge should be evaluated so that more serious infections, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, can be excluded. Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis may also mimic those found in yeast infections of the vagina and other sexually transmitted diseases. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about bacterial vaginosis, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
The Basics of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
WebMD provides an overview of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs.
Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
WebMD provides an overview of common symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, in men and women.
Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
WebMD explains how to prevent getting and passing sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs.
Vaginitis (Vaginal Infections)
Yeast, bacteria, STDs, even hygiene products can all cause an infection or inflammation in the vagina. Effective treatment depends on the right diagnosis.
Vaginal Problems That Affect Your Sex Life
How to identify and treat common (and not-so-common) vaginal conditions
Is It a Yeast Infection?
Not all vaginal infections are yeast infections. You could also have "BV" (bacterial vaginosis). Here's how to find out -- plus why it's important to get the right diagnosis.