Bacterial Vaginosis - The exact cause of bacterial vaginosis is unknown. Similar to a yeast infection, there is an overgrowth of bacteria, and the delicate balance of the vaginal environment is upset when these bacteria occur in increased amounts. Recurrence of bacterial vaginosis is common and bacterial vaginosis can coexist with other vaginal infections. Women that have multiple partners or receive oral intercourse are at an increased risk of acquiring bacterial vaginosis.Signs and Symptoms
* Increased amount of discharge
* Grey/white, thin, watery discharge
* Foul/fishy odor with discharge
* Increased odor to discharge immediately after intercourse
Nearly half of the women with bacterial vaginosis don't display any symptoms.
Effects of the Menstrual Cycle - The menstrual cycle affects the vaginal environment. You may notice increased wetness and clear discharge around mid-cycle. The pH balance of the vagina fluctuates during the cycle and is the least acidic on the days just prior to and during menstruation. Infections, therefore, are most common at this time.
Signs of Abnormal Discharge - Any changes in color or amount of discharge may be a sign of a vaginal infection. Vaginal infections are very common; most women will experience some form of a vaginal infection in their lifetime. If you experience any of the symptoms below, this may be a sign of vaginal infection:
* Discharge accompanied by itching, rash or soreness
* Persistent, increased discharge
* Burning on skin during urination
* White, clumpy discharge (somewhat like cottage cheese)
* Grey/white or yellow/green discharge with a foul odor
I also think BV is possible. All healthy women have bacteria in the vagina, the balance of good bacterial and bad bacterial can prevent overgrowth of specific organisms which may cause a vaginal infection. As the most common vaginal infection in women, BV is right developing when the balance changes. (good bacterial decreases and bad bacterial increases)
Women with BV always complain their abnormal discharge with abnormal odor. The discharge can be grayish white. It may also be foamy or watery. Other symptoms may include burning when urinating, itching around the outside of the vagina, and irritation. However, unfortunately, some women with BV have no symptoms at all and so that could't get it treated in time. You'd better see a doctor and get it tested. If you do have one, you'll get prescriptions. Natural treatment such as *************SPAM**************** could also be an option, you may google it and have a look.