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How can I test for a vaginal infection at home? Are there any home remedies?

How can I test for a vaginal infection at home? Are there any home remedies?

Vaginal infection: Vaginal infections can be very serious. Do not try to self diagnose as you will probably get it wrong, and delay treatment. Call your doctor for an exam and to find the true cause of the vaginal infection and then be properly treated. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How do they test for vaginal infections?

Culture: Vaginal infections are determined by collecting a sample of vaginal fluid for culture and sending that to a lab that tests for bacteria. ...Read more

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How do they test for vaginal infection at planned parenthood?

How do they test for vaginal infection at planned parenthood?

Same as everywhere: Planned parenthood is staffed by doctors and nurses. The same procedures and tests you would get at a hospital or an office you can get there. Vaginal infections are determined by collecting a sample of vaginal fluid for culture and sending that to a lab that tests for bacteria. ...Read more

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My friend is getting a blood test for HIV or a vaginal infection tomorrow but wants too drink alcohol tonight, will that effect the results?

My friend is getting a blood test for HIV or a vaginal infection tomorrow but wants too drink alcohol tonight, will that effect the results?

No: The only blood tests alcohol will disrupt the results of is a blood alcohol Ievel or possibly a lipid panel or glucose testing. For HIV and std testing, your friend should be fine. Drink responsibly though! ...Read more

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What is the natural remedy for vaginal infection?

What is the natural remedy for vaginal infection?

Simple: Abstinence, proper hygiene and annual doctor visits are very 'natural' in my opinion. No over-the-counter treatment, supplement or alternative practice will ever out-weigh standard, science-based medical practice for any infection or ailment of any body part, period. See your doctor for an annual preventive medical exam to stay healthy! ...Read more

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Is there any home remedies to get rid of an vaginal infection?

Is there any home remedies to get rid of an vaginal infection?

The type of: Vaginal infection needs to be determined in order to develop a treatment plan. One might have fungal, viral or bacterial infections - and each requires a different medication approach. Recommend med eval. ...Read more

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If I have a vaginal infection is there any at home remedies/pharmacy things to fix it? For someone who doesn't have insurance it can be costly

If I have a vaginal infection is there any at home remedies/pharmacy things to fix it? For someone who doesn't have insurance it can be costly

Many remdies but...: There are many effective home remedies for vaginal infections but different types of vaginal infections- the main reason to see a doctor is to diagnose what type you have. Planned parenthood clinics are generally quite affordable. When you know the cause check http://earthclinic. Com/ailments-4.Php for great info on home remedies. The most common types are yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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At home remedies for vaginal infections?

At home remedies for vaginal infections?

Over the counter: If you think you have a vaginal yeast infection then medications are available over the counter. Thick white discharge with itching are common symptoms. If you think you have a STD or have malodorous discharge then testing by a doctor is needed to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection without a doctor? Any home remedies? Easy and short or long or hard ill try it! Help!

Is there a way to get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection without a doctor? Any home remedies? Easy and short or long or hard ill try it! Help!

Vaginal infection: Not unless you have a yeast infection, which can be treated by otc meds. If you have a bacterial or infection otherwise, you need to go see a doctor. Go with your mother or a trusted female friend. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection without a doctor? Like any home remedies? Fast and easy or long and hard? U need help!

Is there a way to get rid of a bacterial vaginal infection without a doctor? Like any home remedies? Fast and easy or long and hard? U need help!

Antibiotics: First you have to make sure by getting a vaginal test that it is bacterial infection, if it is picking an infection you have to finish appropriate antibiotic course. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a vaginal infection at home?

You don't: Unless it is a yeast infection, u can get otc yeast meds, you need to see yoru gyn for proper diagnosis and treatment as many diff bacteria can cause an infection and u can have yeast and bacteria at the same time, u can get on pro-biotics to help prevent infections but probiotics or acidolphilus pills will not treat the infection. ...Read more

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I had pap's test just before 15 days for vaginal infection. It came normal. No infectin. But still I am facing the same symptoms. Again need to do it?

No: The pap doesn't necessarily detect infections. If you are still having symptoms, you need to get this checked by your doctor specifically looking for infection. ...Read more

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What are the tests for recurrent vaginal infections?

Culture: Vaginal infections are determined by collecting a sample of vaginal fluid for culture and sending that to a lab that tests for bacteria. ...Read more

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How do nurse practitioners test women for vaginal infections?

How do nurse practitioners test women for vaginal infections?

Culture: Vaginal infections are determined by collecting a sample of vaginal fluid for culture and sending that to a lab that tests for bacteria. ...Read more

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What are the best at home ways to aviod a bacterial vaginal infection?

What are the best at home ways to aviod a bacterial vaginal infection?

Good personal: Hygiene- washing after intercourse, avoiding bubble baths, having sex with a clean partner, avoiding use of tampons, wiping from front to back after urination and bowel movement etc you can read the link below for more info. Take care! ...Read more

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I have been having vaginal infections on and off for a year now I have done sti/std tests and they came back negative.?

I have been having vaginal infections on and off for a year now I have done sti/std tests and they came back negative.?

Type: Depends in type of infection. I would avoid douching or anything that interferes with the natural flora of your vagina. I would avoid taking unnecessary antibiotics. If you have evidence elsewhere of recurrent infections, you may need to see an immunologist. ...Read more

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I had a Pap test done & I was told there are no vaginal infections but I have extra white blood cells... what does that mean? Not having any symptoms

I had a Pap test done & I was told there are no vaginal infections but I have extra white blood cells... what does that mean? Not having any symptoms

Probably all OK: Increased white blood cells are commonly seen in otherwise normal pap smears. If you have no symptoms and have had negative tests for common STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas), probably all is OK. If not tested or uncertain, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a lab test and result is heavy growth of streptococcus agalactiae group b. Doctor said its a vaginal infection. Why it's happened?

I had a lab test and result is heavy growth of streptococcus agalactiae group b. Doctor said its a vaginal infection. Why it's happened?

Normal bacteria: Group b strep is a normal bacteria in women's vaginal area. Pregnant women need to be tested for group b strep and receive antibiotics to get rid of the bacteria because the bacteria can cause infections for an infant as they come through the birth canal. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching, and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more