Symptoms.care just launched a new Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms Checker.

Bacterial vaginosis is an infection of the vagina by the bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis and others. Approximately it affects up to one-third of women in the United States.

Bacterial vaginosis is an infection of the vagina by the bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis and others. Approximately it affects up to one-third of women in the United States.


This infection is the most common cause of vaginal discharge or secretion of fluid in women of childbearing age. Importantly, solely in the United States, in women between fourteen and forty-nine years old, the thirty percent may have this infection either with or without symptoms.


Bacterial vaginosis can present without symptoms or have simple but particular symptoms that highly suggest the disease.


Several risk factors are in association with this infection. However, the most crucial characteristic of this infection is its symptoms, that when present, talk about a higher certainty of disease by this bacteria. Sadly, overt symptoms occur in approximately half of the cases only.


It is important to note that this infection could exist in women without prompting any symptoms and still be dangerous. For example, it can cause preterm birth, which is when pregnant women deliver their babies earlier than they should. Therefore, it could cause diseases, complications, and even death in the newborn.


Besides, this infection can also become more severe, as a pelvic inflammatory disease is, or facilitate new sexually transmitted infections. Hence, it can additionally cause complications and life-threatening situations in women.


The diagnosis of this disease mostly relies on its symptoms plus screening on a specific population of patients that require it to avoid infection’s complications like pregnant women or women with multiple sexual partners.


Notably, the treatment of this bacterial infection requires antibiotics. There are two types of presentations, pills to be swallowed or formulations that go inside your vagina. After treatment, appropriate counseling is necessary.


For example, the importance of fulfilling treatment, good hygiene practices, and treating same-sex sexual partners with symptoms are the cornerstones to outlast this infection.


The bacterial vaginosis symptom checker gathers the most important signs, symptoms, and risk factors for this infection.


It is imperative to prevent this infection because of the possible complications it might portray. And that is what this tool is all about. The bacterial vaginosis symptoms checker will use several questions to identify risk factors and symptoms that could mean somebody has this infection.


Therefore, the purpose of this tool is to determine the likelihood that somebody’s symptoms are because of this infection. Similarly, it will tell people if they are at higher risk of having this infection but without any symptoms, that as we saw, is very important too.


Please, keep in mind that for having a definitive diagnosis for this infection, a doctor must run several tests, although this tool does not represent a definite diagnosis. It will detect the symptoms and risk factors for bacterial vaginosis.


The most important feature of this tool is that it is free and would only take a few minutes. So, do not get caught off guard.


Originally published at //symptoms.care on September 24, 2020.

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