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presence of gram negative bacilli in vaginal discharge means

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Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Urine culture: The results mentioned need analysis by your healthcare provider for determination of necessary treatment. Depending on the number of colonies seen, a ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
BV: Sounds like bacterial vaginosis. Do you have a strong, fishy odor from this area? ASK THE DR WHO TOOK THE SMEAR!

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Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: You will need a vaginal culture and STD screening. Condoms will protect you. BC pills will prevent pregnancy.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Vaginal infection?: By itself, this results don't tell anything. It doesn't sound particularly abnormal, but the gram stain must be interpreted in light of your symptoms, ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Nothing: That is normal. This helps rule out a few things. If you are having symptoms, your physician will keep looking.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
17 years experience Family Medicine
Hormonal Fluctuation: It is common to have hormonal fluctuations that cause pregnancy like symptoms. If you missed your cycle and have tested negative, repeat test 1 week ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Other ones: Were you tested for BV (bacterial vaginosis), mycoplasma, ureaplasma? While gonorrhea/chlamydia is a lab test, trich is usually done in the office and ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much : It just means that you had some leftover blood in the back of the vagina that is now coming out after you finished your period. Brown just indicates o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Various causes: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal o ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If not irritated: this can be normal, or residual of lubricants.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Brown discharge: is often old blood being cleaned from the vagina. White discharge with no symptoms could just be leukorrhea. If you have a change in color, texture, ... Read More

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