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.
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
Bacterial vaginosis is a common infection in women. Find out what it is, what puts you at risk, and how it’s treated.
What Is a Vaginal Wet Mount?
If you think you might have a yeast infection or similar problem, a vaginal wet mount test can help your doctor know for sure.
Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment: What to Know
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common bacterial infection in the vagina. Luckily, it’s easily treated. This article explains your options.
Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
WebMD explains how to prevent getting and passing sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs.
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.