Female Reproductive System

BSE Breast self-examination

BSO Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy

BV Bacterial vaginosis

CIN Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

D&C Dilation and curettage

DES Diethylstilbestrol

DUB Dysfunctional uterine bleeding

FSH Follicle stimulating hormone

GC Gonococcus (cause of gonorrhea)

GYN Gynecology HCG, hCG Human chorionic gonadotropin

HPV Human papilloma virus

HRT Hormone replacement therapy

IUD Intrauterine device

LH Luteinizing hormone

NGU Nongonococcal urethritis

PID Pelvic inflammatory disease

PIH Pregnancy-induced hypertension

PMS Premenstrual syndrome

STD Sexually transmitted disease

TAH Total abdominal hysterectomy

TSS Toxic shock syndrome

VD Venereal disease (sexually transmitted disease)

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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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