Vaginal infections​

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Vaginal infections

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of abnormal vaginal discharge. Additional symptoms of BV include vaginal odor and a burning sensation. 

BV occurs when there is a change in the number and types of bacteria in the vagina. Lactobacilli are a type of bacteria that are normally found in the vagina. In people with BV, the concentration of lactobacilli is reduced while the numbers of other bacteria increase. 

Risk factors

  • Sexual activity
  • Menstruation
  • Hormonal changes


  • “fishy smelling” vaginal discharge 
  • Vulvar irritation 


The diagnosis of BV is based on physical examination and laboratory testing. 


  • Antibiotics
  • Boric acid
  • Vaginal estrogen

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re interested in learning more about your treatment options for Vaginal Infections, your first step is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dubinskaya. To get started, contact our office by calling 424-210-9030 or filling out our online form.

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