A 27-year-old female asked:
bartholin gland cysts drained and swab and the culture came back fine does that mean i am also chalmdyia and other std free?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Melissa Gowans answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
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 inside the vagina/cervix AND are grown on specific media. Two different processes.
Answered on Nov 11, 2016
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