Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) is the name of a condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of less favorable bacteria. Women with BV may have an abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant or fish-like odor. Discharge, if present, is usually white or gray and often thin. Women with BV may also have burning during urination or itching around the outside of the vagina, or both. However, most women with BV report no signs or symptoms at all. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age. Antibiotics by mouth or an antibiotic vaginal gel are the standard treatments for BV.