A member asked:

Gynae says she thinks i could have chronic thrush and maybe even vag bacterium. i'm still on metronidazole. which one is causing the burning of the vag? the lab result said scanty growth of escherichia coli. which test confirms chronic or vag bacter?

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Confusing wording. Scanty growth of e.coli & yeast (thrush) in a vaginal smear are not unusual or diagnostic for anything. Irritation in the area can come from the yeast (thrush) or bacteria. Chronic is just a term meaning long term, often more than 3 weeks. You need to confirm the presumed diagnosis from your doc if she has one. It is not clear from the data provided.

Answered 5/24/2021



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