Bacterial vaginosis, or BV for short, is aninfection of the vagina that develops when the normal balance of vaginal bacteria isdisrupted. BV is the most common vaginal infectionwomen of childbearing age. Examples of activities that change the normalbacterial balance include douching, taking antibiotics, wearing an intrauterine deviceor IUD, and having unprotected sexual activity. BV is more commonsexually active womenthannonsexually active women, but it is not considered a sexually transmitted diseaseor STD. The main symptom of BV is a thin vaginal dischargethat appears grayish white and smells of fish,
especially after sexual activity. Other symptomsmay include burning when urinating, itching around the outside of the vagina, and irritation.These symptoms may also be caused by another type of infection, so it is important to seea . Many women with BV have no symptoms at all. BV is often diagnosed based on a pelvic examand symptoms, however certain tests can help confirm the diagnosis. BV will sometimes go away without treatment.Your healthcare provider may choose to treat it with antibiotics if your symptoms persist.
Do I Have Chlamydia Symptoms of Chlamydia
Hi, my name is PRESENTER NAME. I'm PRESENTERROLE. Welcome to quot;Signs and Symptoms of Chlamydia.quot; Chlamydia is a common sexually transmittedinfection. Chlamydia usually has no symptoms, can leave a woman unable to havechilen, and can be passed from the mother to child during vaginal childbirth.Having an active sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia increases the risk you willget HIV or give it to someone else. HIV is incurable and can be fatal. Fortunately, chlamydiacan be diagnosed with a test and cured with antibiotics.You can have chlamydia without knowing it. If you think you may have been exposed toor infected with any sexually transmitted
infection, see a and get tested whetheror not you have any symptoms. All pregnant womenshould be checked for chlamydia, syphilis, HIV, and other sexually transmittedinfections. How Is Chlamydia TransmittedéChlamydia is transmitted by vaginal, oral or anal sexual contact. Chlamydia can alsobe transmitted from mother to child during vaginaldelivery. Signs and Symptoms of ChlamydiaChlamydia usually has no symptoms. If you have symptoms, they usually appear one tothree weeks after infection.
When a woman has a chlamydia infection inher vagina, symptoms may include: * abnormal vaginal discharge* quot;a burning sensation when urinatingquot; * quot;lower abdominal painquot;* quot;low back painquot; * quot;nauseaquot;* quot;feverquot; * quot;pain duringquot; sex* quot;bleeding between menstrual periodsquot; When a man has a chlamydia infection, hissymptoms may include: * abnormal discharge from his penis* quot;burning sensation when urinatingquot; * quot;burning and itching around the openingof the penisquot;
* rarely, quot;pain and swellingthe testiclesquot;If the penis is put into a person's anus during intercourse, that person may get achlamydia quot;infectionthe rectum, which can cause rectal pain, fluid discharge, orbleeding.quot; Men or women who perform oral sex on an infectedpartner may get a chlamydia infectiontheir throat.Effects of Untreated ChlamydiaWomen When not treated, chlamydia can cause a womanto develop: * pelvic inflammatory disease* quot;permanent damage to the fallopian tubes, uterus, and surrounding tissuesquot;* quot;chronic pelvic painquot;
* quot;infertilityquot; (inability to have a baby)* ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus) which can be fatalIf a woman is infected multiple times with chlamydia, her risk of serious compliions,including infertility (not being able to have a baby), increases.ChlamydiaPregnant Women If you are a woman who is pregnant or whomay become pregnant, it is important that you be tested for chlamydia. The United StatesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all pregnant womenbe tested for chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections includingHIV, syphilis, and Hepatitis B and that
pregnant women who are at risk for gonorrheaor live where it is common be tested for gonorrhea. The World Health Organization recommendsthat all pregnant women be tested for HIV and syphilis and checked forsymptoms of other sexually transmitted infections.If you are pregnant, have chlamydia, and don't get treated, your baby may have problemsincluding: * premature delivery* infections of the eyes and lungs * pneumoniaBy getting tested for chlamydia and treated if you need it, you can protect your ownhealth and your baby's health too. So if you