What Is Bacterial Vaginosis?

The most common vaginal infection, Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) occurs when there is an overgrowth of bad, or pathogenic, bacteria in the vagina. Symptoms often include an excessive grayish white vaginal discharge and a bothersome "fishy odor" which can be worse after sexual intercourse. BV sufferers describe the discharge as yogurt-like or pasty. The condition may also cause vaginal itching & redness.