Physical Exam Key Points

1. Vital signs. Evaluate for fever, tachycardia, or hypotension, which suggest upper tract involvement and, in the case of hypotension, urosepsis.

2. Abdomen and back. Examine for abdominal or flank masses, suprapubic tenderness, or costovertebral angle tenderness.

3. Genitalia. Inspect skin and perineum for evidence of rashes, redness, or irritation. Look for evidence of discharge. Perform pelvic exam in sexually active adolescent girls who present with dysuria and discharge to rule out vaginitis, cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease.

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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