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Brief introduction of BV you should know

Every woman has the chance of affecting BV(bacterial vaginosis). Although the infection rate is high, some women cannot notice that they already have affected because of the absence of symptoms. There also are some women hold the view that only those women who have had multiple sexual partners can affect this disease, but the truth is wrong.

How is BV caused?

BV can be associated with sexual activity, but there is no clear evidence showing that this disease has close connection with sexual behavior. Recently, a research shows that pregnant women and women with STDs are easy to get this disease. Women in menopause period also may affect this disease sometimes. A study on 2005 hold by  researchers at Ghent University in Belgium showed that subclinical iron deficiency (anemia) was a strong predictor of bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women. A longitudinal study published in February 2006 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology showed a link between psychosocial stress and bacterial vaginosis independent of other risk factors.

What kind of symptoms BV causes?

BV is a dangerous disease for women, for this disease can increase the chance of affecting STDs. If a pregnant woman has this disease, she may experience premature delivery or low-birth-weight babies. Although this disease is so dangerous, many women don’t know how to diagnosis it.

How to diagnosis it?

In order to make a accurate diagnosis, some swab tests from inside vagina should down. The first test calls whiff test. It is performed by adding a small amount of potassium hydroside to a microscopic slide containing the vaginal discharge. The second think you should know is the acidity of vagina discharge. The healthy acidic value of swab is around 3.8 - 4.2. If the value is higher than 4.5, it is suggestive of BV.


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