Bacterial Vaginitis Symptoms:
As many causative agents there may be, the main target of infection is the vagina itself. In some cases the infection gradually ascends, and this can cause a major complication known as pelvic inflammatory disease that can be life threatening. It can also result to the permanent sterility of a woman, making her unable to bear children.
Below are the following common signs and symptoms an individual would likely experience when having bacterial vaginitis:
- Discharge of a white, cheese-like substance clinging to the epithelium
- Itching in the vulvar area
- Reddish irritation can also be seen in the vaginal epithelium
- Erythema of vulva or vagina
- Gray-white to yellowish white discharge clinging to the external vulva and vaginal walls.
- Frothy yellowish white or yellow green vaginal discharge
- Edema in the vulva
- Abscessed vestibular gland
- Profuse purulent vaginal discharge
- Backache can also be present
- There is also an increase of urinary frequency and urgency. When urinating as well, there is a burning painful sensation that accompanies it.
- Discharge and irritation with alkaline pH of vaginal secretion.
- Malodorous vaginal discharge
- Positive of pain and swelling in the area