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Clue Cells On Wet Mount
Body is responding: If there are 'inflammatory' cells seen, then that means your body is fighting some type of disease — most likely an infection. The immune system is extraordinarily complex and has at its disposal an arsenal of cells that will 'fight' for you — that's what's been reported here on microscopy. Depending on your history, symptoms and other tests, a doctor should be easily able to help you get better. ...Read more
No: This is an imbalance in your microbial flora. ...Read more
Can a papsmear reading of unspecific moderate inflammation and clue cells present be cured? Cervicitis be cured?
Yes: Generally this can be treated and resolved, but that also depends upon the cause and the specific therapy employed. Good luck and best wishes for a speedy recovery. ...Read more
Can ureaplasma cause BV and does it show clue cells like BV under microscope dr said they don't treat so just treated BV scared ill get it back?
Potentially: Ureaplasma has been associated with resistant BV infections but usually is not treated per se. This is one organism that is looked for when working up women with recurrent miscarriage and infertility so it may be important in those situations. It does not show clue cells under the microscope. ...Read more
Wet mount results showed very rare inflammatory cells but doctor says it's not due to infection. What does it mean?
You're a woman!: All women have some neutrophils and other fighters there on patrol. It's perfectly normal. ...Read more
What does it mean if few white blood cells are seen in a wet mount result? Does it mean I could have an STI or not?
Most likely, normal: Seeing occasion/few white blood cells on wet mount smear is common and normally expected as long as no pathogenic organism is seen like trichomonas & you are free of symptoms. More? Ask the doctor doing the test for its potential significance since s/he knows more clinical state of you than anyone online. ...Read more
Does this mean i have bacterial vaginosis?
white blood cell : 8/hpf red blood cell : 0/hpf epithelial cells : + bacteria : ++
This wet mount is NOT diagnostic. Your symptoms and a culture is necessary. Your Primary Care Provider may treat you with a "mixed formula" (Anti Yeast/Bacterial) Vaginal Cream or Suppository HOWEVER if you have an active sexual partner an EXACT Diagnosis is necessary to eliminate passing an infection back and forth.
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Polymorfic flora with preponderance cocobacillus gram negativ
with suggestive appearance of bacterial vaginosis ("clue cells"). What it means? Thank you
Abnormal flora: It sounds like your vaginal bacterial balance is out of whack. You may need some antibiotics, and I would follow that up with a vaginal probiotic to help build up your healthy bacteria. Your doctor should know what to prescribe. When you've completed that treatment, you can try going to whole foods to find a "vaginal" probiotic. (it won't help much to take it orally. Must insert vaginally). ...Read more
Hi Dr, what does these means from lab report: No yeast cells, Trichomonas vaginalis or gram negative intracellular diplococci or clue cells seen.
Details matter: It means a lab technician looked at a sample (likely from a vagina) and did not see yeast cells (many yeast cells would mean vaginal thrush), did not see Trichomonas (those would be tiny swimmers with 5 tails), did not see gram negative diplococci (those could be gonorrhea), did not see clue cells (clue cells with a malodorous vagina would be bacterial vaginosis). So, NOT seeing these is good. ...Read more
Treated 4 BV, Yinfec,Trich, Chlaym,Gonnarea, Cervicitis, when doc saw clue cells & Leucocytes in VAG.been almost 2 months still haven't gone away?? :(
Here are some ...: Your care has covered almost all imaginable non-STD/STD-related vaginitis. AT this moment, it would be most logical and beneficial to direct this questions to your treating Doc or his/her team members ASAP so to deduce if what you feel now is clinically significant with further objective documentation. Online inquiry for this nature at this time would not suffice to address your whole concern. ...Read more
Pap bacteriology results were rare white blood cells, moderate epithelial cells, moderate bacteria, no clue cells. What does this mean?
It shows that you don't have a bacterial infection and the amount of cells are within expected limits
Dr M ...Read more
What can Leucocytes & clue cells & milky white discharge throughout the Vag be a sign of besides BV, Cervicitis,Trich, Gonn& Yeast? Been treated for all
Vaginitis: Usually the above in combination is associated with bacterial vaginitis. You may have a resistant bacterium that is not responding to treatment. Leukocytes (inflammatory cells) by themselves may be a sign of desquamative vaginitis. If you live in Philadelphia I recommend follow up with Dr Paul Nyirjesy who specialized in vaginitis ...Read more
Nothing: All women have a few white cells on smear. A wet mount was evidently performed also, perhaps to look for garnerella or trichomonas. This is just a notation to let folks know that we did look under the microscope, and if we didn't make a note of anything worrisome, be glad. Best wishes. ...Read more
Light yellowish discharge, sometimes clear. No odour, no itchiness, negative results for c&s, wet mount test. What can cause yellowish discharge?
Yellow discharge: Could you specify where you are having discharge? I can give you a better answer if I knew the specifics. Thanks ...Read more
They are different: A wet mount is a sample of discharge that is looked at under a slide to see if it shows characteristics of a vaginal infection, a culture is also done from a discharge that is sent to a lab to see what kind of organism is causing the discharge. ...Read more
Wet mount vs culture: Wet mount is a microscopic inspection of the gyn sample, usually in the office. Culture is to grow micro-organisms from the gyn sample, usually in a laboratory. ...Read more
Possible to see trich with wet prep or wet mount.can anything cause trich not to show when there's indeed an infection?
Trichomonas: No test is perfect and there will always be some % of false-negative results. This will depend upon the mode of testing, the specimen obtained, the observer, etc. But overall this is a fairly accurate test. ...Read more
Yes: Trich infects both the cervix and vagina. ...Read more
Yellow clumpy vaginal discharge sometimes clear, no odor, no itch, negative for c&s test, wet mount and pap test. What else can cause yellow discharge?
Treat for best guess: Diagnosis of vaginal discharge can be difficult. Yellow color suggests infection. Depending on exact tests done, some infections can be missed, e.g. gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas. Talk to your doctor about being retested. If available, include the new DNA test for trich, much more accurate than wet mount. It may be necessary to treat for the best guess, without proof of diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more
Can UTI cause yellow discharge? I've yellow vaginal discharge on daily basis. Went for c&s test, no pathogen seen. Negative for wet mount.
Probably not UTI: UTI doesn't cause vaginal discharge. Probably you were tested for STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) and negative wet mount suggests you were checked for vaginal infections bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, and yeast. But that test misses almost half of trichomonas infections; ask doc about the newly available DNA test for trich, a far better test. Also ask about cervicitis and maybe retest for STDs. ...Read more
I had a wet mount done during my period results were negative, can I trust it? A week later I had green discharge for less than a day.
Unreliable: Wet mounts are hard enough to get accurate readings with. Blood would make it even harder. It might be best to have repeat evaluation when not bleeding. ...Read more
Dr did a wet mount, been itchy. Found bv, gave prescription. Sent a culture as well to the lab. What does a culture look for? Is BV bad to have?
BV and culture: Bv is an infection and simply needs to be treated, and is not necessarily bad or good. A culture will determine the exact bacteria and assure the treatment is covering your infection. Bv is common, you should be fine as long as you listen to the dr and take the medications they rx. Best wishes. ...Read more