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.
Is it Normal to Itch a Lot During Pregnancy
Is it normal to itch a lot during pregnancyé It depends on where the scratching is. Scratchingat the skin on the stomach as it stretches is normal. That's because the skin is stretching outof shape, often so bad you get stretch marks. Those are actually scars from when the skinstretches faster than the underlying area. Does scar removal cream get rid of ité No, but moisturizer can reduce the odds ofstretch marks occurringthe first place plus relieve the itching.
Good to know I can use something, becauseit seems like s say you can't use anything. But you may be able to use something for theallergy reactions. I cané That is a relief! It is safe enough for toddlers, and if theitching is an allergic reaction, it is safe enough for you. I don't know if it is allergic. Then it will make it easier for you to sleepuntil the problem has passed.
It is like everything itches. If your breasts itch, it may be the same reasonthe stomach itches â€“ the breasts are growing faster than the skin. The solution, lots oflotion, is the same. That's hard to use on my palms, since itcan make everything as smeared and messy as a toddler would. Itchy palms and soles of the feet are relatedto the high estrogen levels. That'll go away after you have the baby. I've heard that you'll be so miserablein pregnancy that you look forward to labor,
but I never thought it had any credence untilnow. Regardless of the cause, you could use mildsoap and cold showers to relieve the skin irritation. Stay out of hot, humid environmentssince your body can't regulate heat well.
Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy
I want your opinion of vaginal discharge duringpregnancy. If you have a sudden white mucus plug comeout, you're about to end the pregnancy and go into labor. I'm not that far along. The vaginal discharge will go back to whiteand thick after you ovulate. If you conceive, there may be ops of blood mixed in, or justbrown or orange streaksthe discharge. I'm a little farther along than that. The vaginal discharge usually increases involume during pregnancy, starting after implantation.
However, it remains white and thick throughoutunless something is wrong. I know any red bloodvaginal dischargeis dangerous, whether a sign of a miscarriage or uterine tear or something else only the will know. When you are pregnant, any bleeding is a reasonto go to the ER. Fortunately, I'm not seeing that type ofvaginal discharge. You'll normally see more white and thickvaginal discharge. Some women wear menstrual pads when pregnant to contain it. That sounds fishy to me. I didn't thinkI'd need diapers until after I had the kid.
If the vaginal discharge smells fishy or likevinegar, you have a yeast infection. I can't even take a pain reliever rightnow. What do I do about a yeast infectioné It is safe to use over the counter yeast infectiontreatment when pregnant, and you may need several. Pregnancy throws off your pH balanceand makes yeast infections much more likely. Glad I don't have that fishy smell downthere, then. It is thick and offcolor though. If it is green or yellow, you may have a bacterialovergrowth. That's dangerous during pregnancy. It could make things smell, and you do wantto talk to a about it. However, if
there are any lesions, itching and other signsof a social disease, you have to talk to a . Technically, life is sexually transmitted. A sexually transmitted disease contractedbefore or during pregnancy puts the kid at risk, and it may be flaring up worse whilepregnant because pregnancy compromises the immune system. Yes, I'd talk to the if I was worriedabout it, but I am not. Then you'll just see more white and thickdischarge. It would have increasedvolume
as the cervix thickened and rose up from thelow point after ovulation. But not as high as it would be if I wasn'tpregnant. That's where a lot of the mucus is comingfrom, but know that it will become y if you're dehyated just as when you'renot pregnant.