How Can Discharge Be A Sign Of Your Health?

Vaginal discharge is an important function in the female reproductive system. This fluid is made by glands inside the vagina and cervix and its purpose is to carry away dead cells and bacteria. This process prevents infection and keeps the vagina internally clean. The amount, odor and hue varies, depending on the time in your …

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Bacterial Vaginosis 101

There are lots of bacteria in the vagina. Some of these bacteria are healthy and useful to the body; others are not. Generally, the ‘good’ bacteria in the vagina help keep the ‘bad’ bacteria in check. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) occurs when somethings disrupts the balance between these two categories of bacteria. Researchers are unsure what …

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What Puts You At Risk Of Contracting Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis is a condition that occurs in the vaginal area. It is caused by an overgrowth of various bacteria. During bacterial vaginosis, the balance of the multitude of bacteria that is usually in the vagina, changes. This results in more prominent bacteria, and some bacteria even multiply. Women with bacterial vaginosis usually experience white-grey …

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Causes and Effects of Bacterial Vaginosis

According to recent studies, bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common type of vaginal infection in American women. BV is a type of infection that results from bacterial overgrowth in the vagina.  The vagina is host to several types of bacteria that are considered “good,” and the body keeps these good bacteria in a healthy …

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