How Serious Is BV?

Still, it is estimated 5%-30% of reproductive age women have it and have no symptoms. It is not currently thought of as a dangerous infection.

In typical circumstances, it will not threaten your health, future fertility or life if it is unnoticed or untreated. In most women, it can go away on its own. However, more recent studies are beginning to implicate B.V. in Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.

Part of the uncertainty here, stems from the numerous changes in the definition o BV and the uncertainty of diagnosis. And it is known to lead to serious complications in pregnancy or those undergoing gynecological surgery.

So if you are suffering from bacterial vaginosis, you have an increased risk of developing some complications of pregnancy. For example, early labour, miscarriage, and infection of the uterus (womb) after childbirth.

The chance of developing an infection of the uterus is also higher if you are suffering from bacterial vaginosis following certain operations. For example, following a termination of pregnancy or a vaginal hysterectomy. However, antibiotics are given before various operations of the uterus if you have BV which usually prevent these infections.

There are also an increased risk of developing HIV infection if you have sex with someone who is infected with HIV.

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