What is Bacterial Vaginosis?
So .... one day my friend ask me, what is bacterial vaginosis? My doctor called me and state that I have bacterial vaginosis. Should I call my boyfriend and mad at him? Hmmm.... let me google it first... (well... you think as a nurse, you are a walking dictionary? LOL you don't always know everything he he he)
So I ask Mr.Google and I found out that Vaginosis is a mild infection cause by bacteria ... so I told my friend not to accused her boyfriend.... (Hmmm...) Let see... Normally, there are a lot of "good" bacteria and some "bad" bacteria in our Vee jee jeey or Vagina (LOL). The nice ones help control the growth of the bad ones. So for the women who have bacterial vaginosis, there's no balance between the nice ones and the bad ones. Hmmm.... maybe the bad one bullied the nice ones (like me T_T)
Usually this problem will go away by itself but it also can lead to serious problem so it better to see doctor. There's 3 common problems why women get this.... have too much partners or use too much douche or smoke. AHA!!!
What is the symptom? In some women, it might vaginal discharge, maybe white or grayish. Smelly fish especially after sex. But some women no symptom at all. Usually the doctor will do the pelvic exam and taking the sample and send it to the lab.
How to treat this? Usually doctor will give antibiotic either by mouth or capsules that you put in your vagina (it call ovules) or cream.
But for men... don't worry this is NOT STD!!! You guys won't get vaginosis! Come on!! the name is vaginosis!! and you guys don't even have vagina!!! And there's NO Peninosis!!! Use common sense!! LOL!!!