A 62-year-old female asked:
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High vaginal swab result: scanty leucocytes & gram positive cocci, numerous gram positive bacilli, moderate epithelial cells . Result shows infection?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not likely: Bacteria are part of the contents of the vaginal barrel. When infection is present due to bacteria there are usually large numbers of leucocytes and few epithelial cells. All told, however, test results are not always accurate, and best to discuss this with the doctor who ordered this to begin with.
Answered on Dec 8, 2019
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