Etiology

Unknown but hypothesized: Vaginal and cervical infections, incompetent cervix, abnormal membranes, nutritional deficiencies

Prolonged rupture of membranes can be caused by premature rupture (PROM) or an abnormally long labor (not PROM).

The patient's history alone is correct in 90% of patients. Urinary leakage or excess vaginal discharge can be mistaken for PROM.

Nitrazine may be false positive with contamination from blood, semen, or vaginitis.

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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