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Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If pain or discharge: could be a sign of vaginitis, if no symptoms of discharge or irritation, can be a mild infection

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: A sputum gram stain/ culture that demonstrates what you mention suggests that there is no "pathologic" bacteria, or disease causing bacteria but somet ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Sputum gram stain: Sputum gram stain testing is not done nearly as often as it once was, since we now know it usually isn't very helpful in diagnosis. The white blood ce ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not positive: The gonococcus is usually an intracellular organism, and it is a gram-negative diplococcus.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Normal: Gram stains are rarely done on throat swabs. In any case, this report is entirely normal and does not indicate a need for antibiotic treatment. Discus ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Culture/Gram's stain: Depends upon whether these were from the culture or the stain of some clinical material, where the culture was obtained from, and why. This may be an ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info...: In order to answer this question, i need to know what type of culture was taken to produce these results. For example, was this a sputum culture, a ur ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Wert
Dr. Mark Wert answered
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
B Cells: Wow! What a question. The CD 19 & CD 20 markets you refer to are two of the receptor types used to analyze reactive normal and abnormal lymphoid ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Asking what?: If your are requesting a diagnosis online, this is not the appropriate venue. Though the flow cytometry results are not totally normal, your results ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Non-diagnostic: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More

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