What’s the difference between bacterial vaginosis (BV) and a yeast infection?
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BV is caused by an imbalance of naturally occurring bacteria while yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of yeast in the vagina.
Yeast infection symptoms often include:
- Discomfort and itchiness around the vaginal opening
- Thick, white, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge
- Painful urination
- Painful vaginal sex
BV symptoms often include:
- Thin, white, or gray vaginal discharge
- Unusual vaginal odor
- Itchiness around the vaginal opening
- Burning during urination