“Vaginosis” and “vaginitis” are broad terms indicating any disease process of the vagina caused by or leading to infection, inflammation, or changes in the normal vaginal flora.
The key to diagnosis is clarification of the presenting symptoms.
Onset, timing, and character of the vaginal symptoms are important questions to ask.
Many patients w...
Avoid douching and tight-fitting clothing.
Regular use of condoms may help to prevent BV.
Asymptomatic, pregnant women generally do not require treatment for BV.
Delay sexual relations until symptoms clear/discomfort resolves.
Use of condoms may reduce recurrence of BV.
Consider suppressive therapy for recurrent infection.
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Vaginal Gram stain showing a true clue cell and abnormal bacteria characteristic of bacterial vaginosis.
Wet mount showing characteristic clue cells. Note that the epithelial cells are so heavily covered by bacteria as to obscure the margins.
Homogeneous discharge of bacterial vaginosis.
Figure 16.2. Wet mount of normal vaginal secretion and secretion from patient with bacterial vaginosis.