Fluor vaginalis is characterized by microorganisms in the vagina which cause changes in vaginal discharge (colour, viscosity etc.) and odour.
Most infections (25-35%) are caused by Candida albicans. Bacterial vaginosis can be caused by Gardnerella species or an overshoot of anaerobic bacteria. Other microorganisms causing fluor vaginalis are the flagellate Trichomonas vaginalis or the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Mostly, fluor vaginalis will not give any complications.
Extra info: The major complications are those presented by the pathogens of sexually transmitted diseases (Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis). These are not among the most prevalent pathogens of fluor vaginalis.
In what percentage of patients with fluor vaginalis can the pathogen be identified?