How does bacterial vulvovaginitis affect pregnancy?

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Studies show that bacterial vulvovaginitis infections are common in women who are pregnant. Treatment is crucial for pregnant women who experience bacterial vulvovaginitis symptoms and those who do not. A bacterial infection of the vagina during pregnancy increases the risk of pregnancy complications such as premature delivery or a low birth weight. Similarly, a bacterial infection may spread from the vagina to the uterus or the fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease. This can result in abnormal pregnancies or even future infertility. However, the use of antibacterial medication has been proven to be safe during pregnancy, although special precautions must be made concerning dosage and stage of pregnancy. After informing your doctor of other medication you are one, you will be prescribed the best treatment for you during your pregnancy.

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Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.
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