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.
Pregnancy Tips How to Handle Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy
They tell you there is going to be a lot ofchanges to your body when you are pregnant but oo, vaginal dischargeé I'm Jill fromTampa, Florida telling you how to know if your vaginal discharge is o'kay. In pregnancyit is normal with the change of hormones to have a thickening or an increasethe amountof vaginal discharge you have. But there are certain times when you can have an infectionwhen you want to make sure that you don't. If your discharge has an odor, it burns, ititches you need to go see your healthcare provider. Special circumstances are bleeding,that is a discharge that you definitely need to be evaluated by your physician. The otherareas is leaking of fluid. If you are towards
the end of your pregnancy and you have a biggush of fluid, it could be urine but it also could be amniotic fluid and you want to makesure that that is safe so I would check with your healthcare provider. Most discharge isnormal but remember you want to make sure that you don't have an infection and if youdo you want to make sure to get that infection treated. I'm Jill from Tampa, Floridahere to talk to you and explain how to know if your vaginal discharge is o'kay. Have agood pregnancy.
Women Try Menstrual Cups
Okay, relax the vagina muscles. When it's that time of themonth, I usually use pads. Day one, I'm like oh shit! I have to run to CVS. And then I buy a whole box of tampons. Tampons are the main form of defense. Ah, I just try and praythat it doesn't come, but it always does.
I am a proud Diva Cup owner, enthusiast, guru, whatever. There's this cup and you fold ithalf and you stick it on up there. It just ches the blood. Let's say I got my periodthe morning, go the entire day withit in, and then at night, I'm a night showerer, sowhen I'm taking a shower,
I'll just like take it out, dump it out, stick it back in, oh clean it! Stick it back in. My Diva Cup right now isdoing the best thing it could ever be doing, it ismebecause I am on my period. What did I get myselftoé My little Diva Cup. It's uh, you know, really nice now,
when it's not coveredin red, mucusy blood. Oh my God, it lookslike a little nipple. This is big! I feel like I'm gonnabe walking around all day like I have a pole up my ass or something. How do you know when to change it outé Well. Oh my God, this is overwhelming.
You little bastard. I will win this one. Maybe I should just shoveit up and see what happens. Great. Okay. God I'm sweating. Engaging Kegels now. And, oh God.
No, okay, I gotta start over again. (laughing) I think this is a fail! Take two. How do you relax your vagina musclesé Okay, think about vaion. This is so hard. Hold on.