Psychosocial stress may be a factor in the development of bacterial vaginosis
, a condition that can lead to adverse obstetric outcomes, genital tract infections and increased susceptibility to STDs.(1) In a yearlong longitudinal study of nonpregnant 15-44-year-old women attending an Alabama clinic, the odds that a woman had bacterial vaginosis
at the time of any given visit increased by 10% for every one-point increase in her score on a standard scale measuring psychosocial stress.
. National Women's Health Information Center.
, a condition associated with depletion of hydrogen peroxide-producing Lactobacillus species and the most common cause of vaginitis among women of reproductive age, is associated with pelvic inflammatory disease, increased risk of acquiring gonorrhea and HIV, and adverse outcomes of pregnancy (20).
But sometimes this internal ecosystem tunas nasty, causing what's called bacterial vaginosis
, which can produce a fishy odor and milky, discharge.
SEATTLE -- Young women, and teens who douche after sex are twice as likely to have bacterial vaginosis
as those who douche at other times, Dr.
QI've just been told I have bacterial vaginosis
. I'm worried my boyfriend has been sleeping around.
A study forthcoming in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and coauthored by Rauh further argues that deteriorated housing is among important stressors that wear down female immune systems, indicated by higher rates of bacterial vaginosis
(BV), a general vaginal infection that has been related to preterm birth.
CTV-05 is currently being studied in a double-blind placebo controlled trial supported by NIH examining the safety and effectiveness of the compound as an adjunct to antibiotic therapy in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis
The most telling sign that an infection is bacterial vaginosis
"Some STDs, like hepatitis A and intestinal parasites, can be transmitted by oralanal contact." During sex lesbians can also pass along infections that may not be considered STDs by heterosexually biased medical providers, such as vaginal yeast or bacterial vaginosis
(BV) is a vaginal infection associated with an abnormal growth of natural bacteria found in the vagina.
Dar<<, which focuses on women's health, said Monday that its BV1 -- a thermosetting hydrogel containing clindamycin phosphate 2% -- has been given the Qualified Infectious Disease Product, or QIDP, designation by the FDA for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis