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Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis

excessive amount of thin, watery, white or gray vaginal discharge, with a foul odor.

Diagnosis of BV

characteristic "clue cells" are seen on a wet mount prep and leukocytes are conspicuously absent

Positive "whiff" test for BV

release of a strong "fishy" aminelike odor

normal pH of vagina


treatment of BV

metronidazole (Flagyl), or gel, may also use clindamycin

Symptoms of Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC)

thick, white vaginal discharge, severe itching, dysuria, dyspareunia, on physical exam-labia may be swollen

Speculum exam findings in VVC

thick, white tenacious curdy patches adhering to the vaginal mucosa

Nursing Diagnosis for women with BV or VVC

Risk for impaired skin integrity; health seeking behavior

Ways to prevent recurrence of BV or VVC

wear cotton panties, avoid vaginal douches, sprays or powders

Expected outcomes of nursing care of a patient with BV or VVC

woman's symptoms are relieved, and infection cured.; the woman is able to identify self care measures to prevent further episodes

Symptoms of Trichomoniasis

often asymptomatic, yellow-green frothy odorous discharge and vulvar itching, sometimes subepithelial hemorrhages on the cervix

Symptoms of Gonorrhea

purulent, greenish yellow vaginal discharge, dysuria, urinary frequency

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