Overgrowth of anaerobic vaginal flora (especially species of Bacteroides and Gardnerella) and loss of normal lactobacilli, often causing irritation and a discharge with a fishy odor, and increasing the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
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