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Bacterial Pregnancy Vaginosis

A bacterial pregnancy vaginosis is commonly diagnosed and can mimic lichen sclerosis; a cone biopsy is not a treatment option. In the US, as many as 16% of pregnant women have BV and have increased risk for complications. Women with this condition more often have babies born early or with low birth weight. The bacteria’s that cause BV could infect the uterus and fallopian tubes, commonly called pelvic inflammatory disease. A bacterial pregnancy vaginosis is commonly diagnosed and can mimic lichen sclerosis; a cone biopsy is not a treatment option.

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Bacterial Pregnancy Vaginosis

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Lichen Sclerosis, Cone Biopsy

For pregnant women who have this infection, treatment is especially important. Regardless of symptoms, any woman that has had a premature delivery or low birth weight baby in the past should be tested for the possible presence of the infection. A bacterial pregnancy vaginosis is commonly diagnosed and can mimic lichen sclerosis; a cone biopsy is not a treatment option.

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