What are the possible complications of Bacterial Vaginosis?

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When left untreated, Bacterial Vaginosis can cause serious complications and health risks, including:

  • Pregnancy complications: Pregnant women with Bacterial Vaginosis are more likely to have a premature or low birth weight baby. They also have a greater chance of developing another type of infection after delivery.
  • Sexually transmitted infections: Bacterial Vaginosis increases your risk of getting sexually transmitted infections, including the herpes simplex virus, chlamydia, and HIV.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease: In some cases, Bacterial Vaginosis may lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, an infection of the reproductive organs in women. This condition can increase the risk of infertility.
  • Post surgical infections: Bacterial Vaginosis puts you at a higher risk for infections after surgeries affecting the reproductive system. These include hysterectomies, abortions, and caesarean deliveries.