A 27-year-old female asked:
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bartholin gland cysts drained at hopistal they swab the fluid do they send that in for testing and what would they be testing for? 14 days ago

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infections: The cultures are used to determine the bacteria causing the infection. Most check for gonorrhea and chlamydia as well as strep and staph bacterias
Answered on Jun 12, 2016

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Not necessarily: The swab of the cyst was looking for bacteria only in the cyst (usually staph, strep, or ecoli). Chalmydia and other STD swabs are obtained from insid ... Read More
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Bartholins: They need to be incised and drained with a catheter placed ,to allow continuous drainage until the cyst is empty, then closure of the opening over sev ... Read More

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