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A 29-year-old male asked about a 27-year-old female:

Bartholin gland cysts drained and swab and the culture came back fine does that mean i am also chalmdyia and other std free?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 17 years experience
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.
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