Bacterial Vaginosis VS Yeast Infection

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Vaginal infections are common in women and can even appear when they are pregnant. While some are actually related to sexually transmitted diseases, this is not the case with either bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection.

Bacterial vaginosis is usually associated by a fishy vaginal odor. There are many types of bacteria that live in the vaginal canal and this is something that can overgrow and cause an infection. While it is not transmitted by having sex, having sex is something that can aggravate the condition and make it worse.

It is believed that bacterial vaginosis is caused when there is an imbalance of bacteria in the body. This could be caused by an IUD device, using feminine washes or excessive douching. This is something that is treated by either an oral or a topical medication.

Vaginal-infections-are-common-in-women-and-can-even-appear-when-they-are-pregnantA yeast infection, on the other hand, is an infection that is caused by yeast. It can actually appear in many areas on the body, including the breast, mouth and the vagina. The reason for this is because of yeast’s love for warm moist areas of the body.

There are also many reasons that yeast can grow in the body. For example, women who are pregnant or experiencing extreme amounts of stress may develop a yeast infection. Certain illnesses can also cause one to surface as well.

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