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A 22-year-old female asked:

Does high wbcs in vaginal discharge always indicate infection?my wet mount result showed wbcs:+++.my discharge is sometimes yellow,slight odor,no itch

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Further testing: WBC indicate inflammation as well as infection. A wet prep should not be the only test done to evaluate vaginal discharge. Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Trichomoniasis testing should be done. Typically yeast and bacterial vaginosis testing are also done
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