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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common infection that occurs in a woman's vagina. This ailment doesn’t typically cause any serious health issues except in pregnant women.
The cause of BV is still unknown. In all women, bacteria are a natural part of the vagina. However, in the case of BV, something upsets the normal balance of bacteria causing it to grow too rapidly and cause an infection.

More than half of women who have BV don’t show any symptoms. However, in the women who do boast symptoms, they commonly include:

•    White or discolored discharge Bacterial_Vaginosis.jpg
•    A “fishy” smelling discharge
•    “Fishy” smell that is strongest after sex
•    Itchy vagina
•    Sore vagina



 Unfortunately, the symptoms of BV are similar to other infections. Therefore, it’s imperative that individuals visit their doctor if there’s reason to suspect an infection in the vagina.

Any woman is at risk for acquiring BV. However, in most cases, women who have BV are between the ages of 18 and 44. Although, it’s not categorized as a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or linked to sex, BV is most common in sexually active women. It is possible for a woman who’s not engaging in sex to get BV, however, risk factors increase if individuals have multiple sex partners or have a STD.

Contact Dr. Simhaee's office if you have any symptoms of BV to receive treatment right away or to rule out a more serious illness.

















Manhasset OB/GYN Eskandar J. Simhaee, MD is a certified OB/GYN specializing in Bacterial Vaginosis, obstetrics and gynecology, pregnancy, fertility, women's health and much more in Manhasset, NY. We also do Bacterial Vaginosis, Breast Health & Screening , Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services, Prevention of Cervical Cancer, Ectopic Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Infertility, Menopause, Miscarriage, Ovarian Cancer Screening , Pelvic Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Post Partum Depression, Pregnancy Services, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Urinary Incontinence, Uterine Fibroids, Yeast Infections and all work related in the 11030 area and surrounding areas in Manhasset

 Dr. Eskandar J. Simhaee | Obstetrics & Gynecology | 1201 Northern Boulevard | Manhasset, NY 11030 | Tel: 516. 365. 6167