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i went to the dr yesterday and they said i had something called bacterial vaginosis. i was just wondering if anyone knows what it is or how youd get it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:59 PM on Jan. 28, 2009 in Health

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  • Here is a website that answers your questions. I could type it but it would take a while.


    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 6:03 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • It's a vaginal condition that can produce vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina. In the past, the condition was called Gardnerella vaginitis, after the bacteria that were thought to cause the condition. However, the newer name, bacterial vaginosis, reflects the fact that there are a number of species of bacteria that naturally live in the vaginal area and may grow to excess. The Gardnerella organism is not the sole culprit causing the symptoms. When these multiple species of bacteria become imbalanced, a woman can have a vaginal discharge with a foul odor.
    The symptoms of bacterial vaginosis are vaginal discharge and odor. Usually, there are no other symptoms. The amount of vaginal discharge that is considered normal varies from woman to woman. Any degree of vaginal discharge that is abnormal for a woman should be checked.
    (I googled it!)


    Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 6:06 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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