How do other illnesses affect bacterial vulvovaginitis?

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Researchers have found that women with HIV who experience symptoms of bacterial vulvovaginitis run a higher risk of passing HIV to their sexual partner. Similarly, an infection of bacterial vulvovaginitis has been known to cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women who are pregnant. This disease occurs when the bacterial infection spreads to the uterus or fallopian tubes, and can cause pregnancy complications or infertility. Women with bacterial vulvovaginitis also have an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.

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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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