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Elevated White Cells In Vaginal Discharge
Depends...: White blood cells (WBCs) are found in normal vaginal discharge as part of the body's immune defenses. An increase in them will be seen in any kind of vaginal discharge, a hormone imbalance or an infection in the Uterus, Cervix or vagina. This finding has to be interpreted with other symptoms such as pain, itching odor, your stage in life and the medications you are taking. Best Wishes! ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
I got abnormal cervix cell 4 years ago, I don't attend the regular test , now I start to have a little blood in vaginal discharge,is this normal?
I made urine analysis that should pus and epithelial cells . I don't have symptoms of UTI but I do have abnormal vaginal secretions and i think the sample was contaminated by vaginal discharge should i re do the test?
Yes.: Do a proper mid-stream clean-catch specimen. See how here: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007487.htm ...Read more
When an exam of vaginal discharge yields white blood cells, does that mean a CBC would show a low WBC count?
No: The body produces and distributes white cells as needed. The white blood cells most often found in the vaginal discharge are neutrophilic polymorphonuclear leukocytes, and these are called 'blood cells' simply because they're easily obtained from blood (where they travel) but visit many sites while on their tours of duty. ...Read more
I had a UTI last month. My doctor said he found a lot of white blood cells in my urine and asked me if i vaginal discharge. What does that mean?
Urinalysis: When a urine specimen contains wbcs they may have come from the urine, or the urine may have been contaminated by vaginal secretions or discharge. Your doctor is trying to determine the source of the wbcs. If you gave a clear midstream catch urine it is not likely that they came from the vagina. ...Read more
There has been vaginal discharge of blood clots and recently a semi hard brownish ball size of golf ball. Has sickle cell anemia. What could be causes?
Vaginal bleeding: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. Vaginal discharge should be tested for infections. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in a vaginal discharge. I was STD tested and they came back negative. I was tested for trich, gonnorhea, and chlymdia?
Other ones: Were you tested for BV (bacterial vaginosis), mycoplasma, ureaplasma? While gonorrhea/chlamydia is a lab test, trich is usually done in the office and may be missed. There is affirm test that uses dna method of detection for bv, trich and yeast that is more sensitive in my experience. Also, ureaplasma and mycoplasma are the infections not tested for and often not considered by providers. ...Read more
See below: If you are rubbing vigorously and coming rapidly to climax - there may not have been sufficient build up (equivalent of foreplay) for secretions to develop. ...Read more
Discharge: If you have change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge & problems such as pain, itching burning w urination or sex or redness/swelling then It is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation & accurate assessment.Greenish yellow w bad odor; white, gray or yellow w fish-like odor; clumpy white w/o an odor, clumpy green or yellow are all types of D/C which can occur w infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discharge: You need to be seen and examined if you have never had this discharge before. ...Read more
Depends what the : Cause is, you need an exam and cultures to see what is the cause, you may need an ultrasound also so see your gyn. ...Read more
You may need to: check for a vaginal infection. If there are no other symptoms, such as vaginal itching, odor, etc. then you may be starting irregular spotting/ periods with your hormone cycle at your age. It could be very early on, or minor spotting may be a fluke. But if it continues, you may need to see a GYN or family physician to help you regulate your cycle to be more predictable. ...Read more
Being Female: Nothing. Many women do not have much discharge or only have this on occasion. What is concerning about this for you? ...Read more
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