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Very rare inflammatory cells on wet mount.what does it mean?

Very rare inflammatory cells on wet mount.what does it mean?

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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Wet Mount (Definition)

A wet mount is a microscopic slide preparation of saline and vaginal discharge ...Read more


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Can a papsmear reading of unspecific moderate inflammation and clue cells present be cured? Cervicitis be cured?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Does this mean i have bacterial vaginosis? Wet mount: white blood cell : 8/hpf red blood cell : 0/hpf epithelial cells : + bacteria : ++

Does this mean i have bacterial vaginosis?
Wet mount:
white blood cell : 8/hpf red blood cell : 0/hpf epithelial cells : + bacteria : ++

Possible: 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

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Polymorfic flora with preponderance cocobacillus gram negativ with suggestive appearance of bacterial vaginosis ("clue cells"). What it means? Thank you

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

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Hi Dr, what does these means from lab report: No yeast cells, Trichomonas vaginalis or gram negative intracellular diplococci or clue cells seen.

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

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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?? :(

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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

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Pap bacteriology results were rare white blood cells, moderate epithelial cells, moderate bacteria, no clue cells. What does this mean?

Pap bacteriology results were rare white blood cells, moderate epithelial cells, moderate bacteria, no clue cells.  What does this mean?

Normal pap: It shows that you don't have a bacterial infection and the amount of cells are within expected limits

Best Wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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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

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

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Can anyone tell me what a wet mount is?

Wet mount: A wet mount is to mix vaginal discharge with saline and KOH to detect bacteria, yeast and trichomonads by odor, acidity, and microscopic inspection. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what a wet mount is for?

Can anyone tell me what a wet mount is for?

Wet mount: Wet mount is a microscopic inspection of the sample, usually emerged in saline and potassium hydroxide. The latter also checks for odor emitted from bacteria. Vaginal acidity can be measured. It is done to diagnose the cause of vaginal infections. ...Read more

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Wet Mount Rare WBCs What's this mean on my pap?

Wet Mount Rare WBCs What's this mean on my pap?

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

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What is the definition or description of: wet mount?

What is the definition or description of: wet mount?

See detailed answer: A wet mount is a microscopic slide preparation of saline and vaginal discharge examined to detect infection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wet mount and culture?

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

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What is the difference between a wet mount and a culture at gyno?

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

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Do they really see trich moving by wet mount?

Slide mount: Trichomonas can be seen through the microscope on a wetmount with saline on a slide. ...Read more

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I had a wet mount done during my period to find BV would it have shown trich too?

I had a wet mount done during my period to find BV would it have shown trich too?

Yes: If you have an acute infection, they'd be there, though the little swimmers are much harder to see. Trichomonas infects a couple and if there is reason to think they are infected, both need to be treated. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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What is the definition or description of: wet mount of vaginal discharge positive for yeast?

What is the definition or description of: wet mount of vaginal discharge positive for yeast?

Yeast are seen.: When a woman has symptoms suggestive of a vaginal infection, her physician will take some vaginal secretions and look at it under the microscope. Yeast look like strings with little balls attached and are best seen when potassium hydroxide is added to the secretions. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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