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Cervical Culture (Definition)

Cervical cultures are performed by swabbing the secretion or discharge on the cervix or vaginal and allow it to be grown in culture. Yeast is one of the infectious agents that can cause an infection in the vagina (there are many others). This is one of the most common causes of infection, and candida is the most common species. However, bacteria and viruses are also tested for ...Read more


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Where do I go to get a cervical culture done?

Many options: An ob/gyn can definitely do a cervical culture, as can most doctors and health care providers. If cost is an issue for you, you can try your local health department or planned parenthood.
If you think you have an infection, try to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervical culture?

Growth: Cervical cultures are performed by swabbing the secretion or discharge on the cervix or vaginal and allow it to be grown in culture. Yeast is one of the infectious agents that can cause an infection in the vagina (there are many others). This is one of the most common causes of infection, and candida is the most common species. However, bacteria and viruses are also tested for in a cervical cultur. ...Read more

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Can my regular doctor do the cervical culture in his clinic?

Yes: Cervical culture cand be run in almost any clinic. So just ask for it at your pcp office. ...Read more

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If no bacteria is detected from a vaginal or cervical culture, how likely is it that the uterine culture will be negative too?

Uterus-microbe ffee: The interior of the uterus is usually free of bacteria unless there is a spreading fallopian tube infection or post instrumentation of the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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Neg cervical culture, neg urine culture, dheas hemaglobinaic proclatin FSH LH thyroid all normal. I have few follicles, no cycle in 1yr after pill bad?

Neg cervical culture, neg urine culture, dheas hemaglobinaic proclatin FSH LH thyroid all normal. I have few follicles, no cycle in 1yr after pill bad?

No diagnosis yet: You have had part of a work up. Speak with your doctor about what the cause is then you can think about what to do for long term treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for short cervix?

What are the tests for short cervix?

2 ways: This can be detected either by a manual exam or sonogram measurements. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Cervical dysplasia?

What are the tests for Cervical dysplasia?

Cervical Dysplasia: Tests for Cervical Dysplasia include serveral - starting with the PAP test, which is cytology (cells) from the cervix. If this or the High Risk Human Papilloma Virus test is positive, colposcopy (microscopic exam) is done and biopies are taken (small tissue samples). This allows for detection of Uterine Cervical Dysplasia. Treatment is another topic entirely. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cervical insufficiency?

What are the tests for cervical insufficiency?

Ultrasound, exam: Ultrasound good way to test length of cervix vaginal exam can be used also to check the cervix. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cervical infection?

What are the tests for cervical infection?

Multiple: Check discharge for trichomonas, bacteria yeast many times with a microscope tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia can be done. ...Read more

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Have had cervical pain 4 months, have had all kinds of tests ran. No answers, no stds. Help?

Have had cervical pain 4 months, have had all kinds of tests ran. No answers, no stds. Help?

Lots more to look at: Pelvic pain can have a long list of causes. In women your age endometriosis is common. Other choices include fibroids, scar tissue, intestinal problems, kidney stones, bladder problems, etc. You need help. Find a doctor you trust and go see them. The source of pelvic pain can be difficult to find and hard to cure, but it can be done! ...Read more

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Could cervical adenocarcinoma be missed on a pap test?

Could cervical adenocarcinoma be missed on a pap test?

It's possible,: It's possible for this to be missed on a pap as these glands are located more toward and in the endocervical canal. Even neoplasia can be missed. This is partly why the paps are done annually or even more frequently if there are changes and is also why the pap spatula is shaped like it is in order to minimize the chances of something like this happening. ...Read more

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If u had a gonrihaa and climida test done is that a swsb they do on your cervics and can they detect if u have HPV from these test?

If u had a gonrihaa and climida test done is that a swsb they do on your cervics and can they detect if u have HPV from these test?

Pap Smear: It all depends on the reason your cervix was swabbed. If it was for std testing then no, hpv would not be tested on that swab. But, if it was a pap smear that you had, then the hybrid hpv dna test should be part of the results report that your physician would get from the lab. ...Read more

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I'm 28 days late, I took a test last night and it was negative. I checked my cervix tonight and it was high, soft, and closed. What's going on?

I'm 28 days late, I took a test last night and it was negative. I checked my cervix tonight and it was high, soft, and closed. What's going on?

Cervical checking: Is not helpful. I know its all over the internet now, but its complete and total nonsense. Politely I really recommend against it: it's difficult, sometimes impossible, to do reliably on yourself, and it doesn't tell you anything terribly useful. What are you trying to learn? I sincerely hope this helps, and good wishes to you. ...Read more

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Positive/abnormal test may 2013 for cervical dysplasia. Repeat test jan 2014 same abnormal results. What procedure is next? . I want kids in future

Positive/abnormal test may 2013 for cervical dysplasia. Repeat test jan 2014 same abnormal results. What procedure is next? . I want kids in future

Gynecologist ASAP: Please see gynecologists asap for gyne exam. There are many tests to follow as hpv test and more importantly biopsy. Early disease is easy to treat and probably preserves fertility. The ball is in your court.
Do not delay. Thank you for asking. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Cervical cancer?

What are some of the tests for Cervical cancer?

The tests for Cervical cancer include:: Barium enema, Basic metabolic panel, Biopsy, Complete blood count, Xray of chest, Colposcopy, CT of chest, abdomen and pelvis, Cystoscopy, HPV typing in situ, IVP, Liver function test, MRI of pelvis, PET scan, Proctoscopy, Pap smear, PET cervical cancer diagnosis, Speculum. ...Read more

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What tests check for cervical cancer?

What tests check for cervical cancer?

A PAP smear: Is the classical screening test for cervical cancer. In this test a brushing of cells from the cervix is stained and examined under the microscope. It may pick up abnormalities before they become fully cancerous.
A molecular test for the human papilloma virus (HPV) may also be done on cells collected with a PAP smear. It is a very sensitive way to detect the virus that causes the cancer. ...Read more

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How likely is it that cervical adenocarcinoma couldĀ be missed on a pap test?

Cervical cancers are: Usually of squamous cell type, and pap smears detect a vast majority of them. Adenocarcinomata of cervix uteri are distinctly rare, but cytology should be able to detect them with high accuracy, along with adenocarcinomata of vagina. ...Read more

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What would cause my cervix to bleed after a pap test?

What would cause my cervix to bleed after a pap test?

Normal: A pap smear can cause temporary spotting considering the stiff brushes & rigid spatulas we use for sampling now. Spotting is common especially if pregnant. If you have persistent bleeding, check with your doc & ensure your test was normal. ...Read more

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Will a cervical smear test hurt?

Not really: Nothing is absolute. Some patients may have some discomfort or cramping, but the procedure is generally not painful. ...Read more

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What is a cervical smear test? Is it easy?

Check for cancer: A pap smear is a test that is used to screen women for cervical cancer. First, the doc will ask you to undress from the waist down and lie on the table with your feet propped up. The doc will then insert a speculum into the vagina, which opens up so the cervix can be visualized. Next, the doc uses a brush to take a small sample of the cells lining the cervix, and the procedure is done. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to getting a cervical smear test done?

Not really...: A cervical pap smear is the best way known for screening (and then preventing!) cervical cancer. There isn't really an alternative that has been proven to save lives in the same way. ...Read more

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What happens if cell changes are detected during cervical smear test?

What happens if cell changes are detected during cervical smear test?

Depends: Depends on the type of abnormality. Some abnormalities require a repeat pap smear. Others may require a colposcopy (looking at the cervix with a microscope) and a biopsy. ...Read more

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, I have positive ovulation tests but no cervical fluid/ can I fall pregnant? If so, are my chances lower?

Cervical Mucous: Yes, you can 'fall' pregnant if there is sperm in your vagina during the five days leading up to ovulation. Cervical mucous or the lack there of is not in any way a reliable way to monitor anything about your menstrual cycle. That would be a myth and one that you should let go. ...Read more

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I am 3 days late and I had a negative test. Heavy cervical mucus instead. Ttc for 6months. What could it be?

Many things: Could be late ovulation, pregnancy but too early to detect, infection, ovarian cyst.
If you do not start your period in a few days I recommend you repeat the pregnancy test, and then contact your doctor either way. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more