Bacterial Vaginosis or BV

Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of the vaginal bacteria or an infection.

The most common types of Vaginitis are:

  • Bacterial Vaginosis, which results from overgrowth of one of several organisms normally present in your vagina.
  • Yeast infections, which are usually caused by a naturally occurring fungus called Candida albicans.
  • Trichomoniasis, which is caused by a parasite and is commonly transmitted by sexual intercourse.

    Treatment depends on what type of Vaginitis you have.