Vaginal bleeding due to Bacterial Vaginosis, although rare, is a disturbing symptom. Abnormal Vaginal bleeding on its own when no other symptoms are present, is unlikely to be due to Bacterial Vaginosis and should be investigated by a medical practitioner or gynecologist. Uterine bleeding can take many forms and you should examine any ‘spotting’ or bloody discharge to determine what the cause might be.
If you have persistent BV and the condition has advanced or become chronic you are more likely to get another, more serious infection and this ‘other’ condition may be the cause. If you have been diagnosed with BV and have that characteristic unpleasant smelling discharge is present than nothing more sinister than inflammation is probably the cause but it is always wise to seek medical advice for any abnormal cervical or uterine bleeding.
When conditions such as BV cause the vagina to become inflamed, the skin around the opening and inside the vagina will become tender and any vigorous rubbing will break the skin causing this bleeding due to your Bacterial Vaginosis. The walls of the vagina are particularly vulnerable and this would explain why many women notice the bleeding after sexual intercourse.
When women suffer from more unusual symptoms, such as itchy sore patches around the vaginal opening and vulva, then scratching can easily tear or break the skin so it is important for you to check to see exactly where the blood is coming from. If the discharge is brownish or blood colored rather than spotted with bright red then you should get it checked out. It may be an indication that you have a different vaginal infection.
Bacterial Vaginosis will not effect your menstrual cycle. But bleeding due to bacterial vaginosis can develop to this chronic stage making it difficult to fight off infection and diseases that can damage your ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes. If the bleeding is significant, this possibility must be ruled out.
If you have bleeding due to Bacterial Vaginosis you should start a natural approach but also use common sense and seek medical attention to rule out any other possibilities. This is when it is vital to know what is going on inside your body so that you can assess the significance of any abnormal bleeding. If the skin is broken, it is important to keep it clean and free from infection without irritating it further. Make sure the treatment you are using is not irritating the skin or causing a reaction and get help if you are worried.
Source by Jamie Parker