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A 37-year-old female asked:

Have pid. finish meds. doc suspect uti. how is that diagnosed? have burning when urinate and itching and burning in vagina. is pid linked to this

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
Yes: Your doctor visually examines your external genitals for signs of infection. Next, your doctor places an instrument (speculum) into your vagina to hold the vaginal walls open so that he or she can examine the vagina and cervix. Your doctor may collect a sample of any vaginal discharge for examination under a microscope or to perform a vaginal culture test, if needed.
Last updated Sep 12, 2013

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