Unformatted text preview: vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor. Some women report a strong fish-like odor, especially after intercourse. The discharge is usually milky or gray and can be thin. Women also have burning during urination or itching and burning in or around the outside of the vagina. Some women with BV report no signs or symptoms at all. The health care provider can prescribe two different antibiotics, taken by mouth, called metronidazole or clindamycin. Either can be used with non-pregnant or pregnant women. There are also antibiotic vaginal creams or gels. The side effects are less with vaginal antibiotics. This medicine can cause nausea or a metal aftertaste in the mouth for some people. BV can recur after treatment. It is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age. In the United States, as many as 16 percent of pregnant women have BV....
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- Spring '08
- Health care provider, Uterus, Vagina, abnormal vaginal discharge, bacterial vaginosis