Bacterial vaginosis is caused by bacteria. To detect bacterial vaginosis in women is important before planning to conceive. It can cause complications during conception if not detected in the early stages; your pregnancy may get terminated in the mid-way. The variants of microcosms destroy the healthy microorganisms when bacterial vaginosis occurs.
Many women do not show any symptoms of suffering from bacterial vaginosis. You must immediately consult your doctor whenever you notice a grayish white vaginal discharge with assort of fishy smell. Bacterial vaginosis can be easily detected through tests to prevent miscarriage or the baby to get infected.
Bacterial Vaginosis Screening may be of four different types The Wet Mount screening is done to check the existence of bacteria, the white blood cells and the unusual cells, termed as clue cells which indicates bacterial vaginosis. The Whiff test is done to detect the fishy smell of the discharge. The Vaginal pH test is done to identify the pH value, if the test displays a pH value above 4.5; it means the woman is affected with bacterial vaginosis. During the Gram test, if the vaginal discharge changes into pink color, it means the woman is positively affected. Oligonucleotide Probe is to detect the DNA of the bacteria.