is bacterial vaginosis a yeast infection ?


is bacterial vaginosis a yeast infection

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Louis A. Newland 2022-11-12T06:20:30+00:00 1 Answer 5 views New Member 0

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    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast infections are two distinct types of vaginal infections caused by different microorganisms. Bacterial vaginosis is primarily caused by an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina, where certain types of bacteria, such as Gardnerella vaginalis, outnumber beneficial bacteria like lactobacilli. This imbalance can lead to symptoms such as abnormal vaginal discharge, odor, and itching.

    On the other hand, yeast infections, also known as candidiasis, are caused by an overgrowth of a type of yeast called Candida, most commonly Candida albicans. Yeast infections can cause symptoms such as itching, burning, and thick, white vaginal discharge.

    While both bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections can cause vaginal discomfort and discharge, they are caused by different microorganisms and require different treatment approaches. Therefore, bacterial vaginosis is not considered a yeast infection.

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