What is BV, or Bacterial Vaginosis? It is one of the most poorly understood infections of the vagina, resulting in vaginal discharge, odor, and irritation.
A multifactorial infection, there is no ONE bacterial culprit. Some of the most well known bacterium causing BV are gardenerella, mobiluncus, atrobium, ureaplasma.
BV has been linked to preterm labor and is very common in African American women.
The most common treatment is a course of antibiotics, but often with a few dietary and lifestyle changes, you can keep BV at bay!