A vConfidence certified doctor in Plymouth, MI can help you diagnose and treat bacterial vaginosis (BV), an infection in the vagina.

What is Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)?

BV is a minor infection of the vagina and is usually caused by bacteria, though a clear cause has not been discovered. The vagina has both good bacteria and bad bacteria. When the bad bacteria outnumbers the good bacteria, BV can occur.

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Symptoms

The following are common symptoms of BV:

  • Smelly vaginal discharge which can be yellowish or greyish in color
  • Vaginal itching
  • Burning during urination

Treating BV

A vConfidence certified doctor will treat your BV using the latest radio frequency and fraction CO2 laser-based technologies. Using the lasers your Plymouth, MI doctor creates micro-wounds in the vaginal lining, which tricks the body into thinking it’s injured and results in the stimulation of new cells, revitalizing the mucosal lining.

Prevention of BV

Bacterial vaginosis can be prevented by use of mild or unscented soaps while cleaning the vagina. It is recommended that you take showers instead of baths and avoid putting antiseptic liquids in bathtubs. In addition, always use unscented tampons and pads as well as underwear that is not washed with perfumed detergents. In order to avoid BV and other diseases and viruses, refrain from unprotected sex.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about how a vConfidence certified doctor in the Plymouth, MI area can help you treat BV.

Shelley Schertzer has more than 19 years of experience helping women overcome vaginal health and aesthetic concerns. As a board certified family nurse practitioner, Schertzer is uniquely able to choose the right procedure for the right patient for the right reasons. She has trained extensively in aesthetics through the Esthetic Skin Institute (ESI) in injectable treatments.

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