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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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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 dont have a bacterial infection and the amount of cells are within expected limits

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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 bacteria 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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Does pap smears or wet preps test for cervictitis ?

Does pap smears or wet preps test for cervictitis ?

Cervicitis: Cervicitis can be caused by a variety of organisms. Only a few of the types organisms that can cause it are detectable with a wet prep. A pap smear is a test for cervical cancer or precancerous lesions. ...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?

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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If i got a pelvic exam and wet prep will that tell me if I have cervictitis ?

If i got a pelvic exam and wet prep will that tell me if I have cervictitis ?

Cervicitis: Lyou may need cultures or other tests depending on what infection about which you are worried.Cervicitis can be caused by a variety of organisms. Only a few of the types organisms that can cause it are detectable with a wet prep. A pap smear is a test for cervical cancer or precancerous lesions. ...Read more

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Vaginal odor. Wet prep showed all was negative. What could be wrong? Chlamydia and ghonnarrea neg also.

Here are some ...: Glad to know all your tests for vaginal discharge have been negative. Now is the time to think if what you smell is clinically significant for personal and/or social concern since the sensitivity of smelling something or somewhere in the body can widely vary and be personally unique. So, seek pro-evaluation and counseling, and see if further test is needed since the thing of concern has to come to ...Read more

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I rub my hand against a pt bed sheet that is hiv pos undectable viral load . Something wet got on my hand too late for prep . Really scared .

I rub my hand against a pt bed sheet that is hiv pos undectable viral load . Something wet got on my hand too late for prep . Really scared .

Anxiety over HIV: This doesn't sound like a true HIV exposure, although I can sense your anxiety. It's always good to talk to a health care provider if you have concerns. What counts in your favor here is 1-the source patient had undetectable viral load, 2-HIV dies when outside the body, and 3-you did not report any break in the skin. Thus your chance for acquiring HIV from this incident is zero. ...Read more

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Vaginal irritation and burning x5 days, tx x2 days with metro gel. Sx amplified and now have foul odor, dysuria, and thick d/c. Wet prep in office =. ?

Vaginal irritation and burning x5 days, tx x2 days with metro gel. Sx amplified and now have foul odor, dysuria, and thick d/c. Wet prep in office =. ?

BV? STD? Herpes?: You give mixed symptoms suggesting different problems. Discharge with "foul" odor suggests trichomonas (an STD) or bacterial vaginosis. "Thick" discharge sounds like an STD such as gonorrhea or chlamydia. Vaginal irritation and itching suggest yeast or herpes, and herpes can trigger BV. The main thing is to stop guessing, stop treating yourself with MetroGel, and see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

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I recently had an appointment with a Cardiologist. They gave me a holter device but I have no clue about the do's and don'ts. All they told me was not to get it wet. Is there anything else I should know?

I recently had an appointment with a Cardiologist. They gave me a holter device but I have no clue about the do's and don'ts. All they told me was not to get it wet. Is there anything else I should know?

Holter monitor: Wear it on you for the time it was prescribed for. Don't get it wet. If you have any symptoms like chest pain, palpitation or any unusual feeling chart it down in a dairy and give it to your cardiologist when you return the monitor. ...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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I have adenomyosis with heavy bleeding w/clots that soak through my clothes.Pap smear had endometrial cells.Could this be a sign of cancer?

Not cancer: Endometrial cells on pap is not a sign of cancer. Adenomyosis can explain heavy bleeding and cramping, but doesn't rule out cancer. Make certain your concerns and communication with your doctor is very good. ...Read more

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Frequent urination. Abdominal pain. Vaginal burning. Yeast neg. Trich neg. clue cell neg. chlamydia/ghonnarea neg.

Frequent urination. Abdominal pain. Vaginal burning. Yeast neg. Trich neg. clue cell neg. chlamydia/ghonnarea neg.

Blood sugar and UA?: Hi. It seems like you've checked most (certainly not all) infectious causes for vaginal burning. I would suggest checking a urinalysis with microscopic (and culture, if indicated) and a serum glucose. A UTI and diabetes could be possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I go about getting out on Prep.

How do I go about getting out on Prep.

PrEP: Find a doctor who understands HIV treatment and prevention. Or call your local health department for advice. ...Read more

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Having 11teeth pulled tomorrow and im terrified. How do I best prep for this?

Having 11teeth pulled tomorrow and im terrified. How do I best prep for this?

Ensure that you: let the oral surgeon know about your fears. Have a ride home pre-arranged. Ensure that you have liquid / soft foods already in your home. Discuss pain relief medications with the provider. Consider acupuncture for relaxation and pain management. Follow your oral surgeon's post op directions to the tee. Be well. ...Read more

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How to prep for a colonoscopy?

How to prep for a colonoscopy?

Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read more