Which physical findings are characteristic of bacterial vaginosis (BV)?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Philippe H Girerd, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Physical findings in BV may include the following:

  • Gray, thin, and homogeneous vaginal discharge, which adheres to the vaginal mucosa

  • Increased light reflex of the vaginal walls, but typically with little or no evidence of inflammation

  • Normal-appearing labia, introitus, cervix, and cervical discharge

  • In some case, evidence of cervicitis

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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