In fact, the reasons for a woman developing BV remains something of a mystery.
But the way it manifests itself is incredibly painful.
And some women can suffer dips in their sex drive, causing dryness. 'Women may get tiny micro-abrasions near the urethra caused by dryness, and that can make them more prone to infection.'In this case, I would recommend using a vaginal cream to treat the abrasions, and lower your risk of a UTI.' 'I know it sounds obvious but using a lubricant helps a lot,' she says.
According to Dr Dweck, this is one of the most common problems patients need treating. 'If you get the right one, a tiny bit goes a long way.' Dr Dweck recommends using a silicone-based lubricant which contains vitamin E, to moisturize.
In this case, bacteria from the large intestine, such as E.coli, leave the rectum and reaches the urethra.