Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is a disease of the vagina caused by excessive growth of bacteria. Common symptoms include increased vaginal discharge that often smells like fish. The discharge is usually white or gray in color. Burning with urination occur. Itching is uncommon. Having BV approximately doubles the risk of infection by a number of other STD's including HIV/AIDS. It also increases the risk of early delivery among pregnant women.
Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to your body having less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause. For many women, vaginal atrophy not only makes intercourse painful, but also leads to distressing urinary symptoms. Because of the interconnected nature of the vaginal and urinary symptoms of this condition, experts agree that a more accurate term for vaginal atrophy and its accompanying symptoms is "genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM)."
The vagina is a muscular channel that connects the uterus with exterior of the body.
Vaginal health is very important and as any other part of the human body. Vaginal problems are not affecting your sexual desire only, it can affect your general health including your fertility and relationship. Know the signs and symptoms of vaginal problems and what you can do to protect your vaginal health.