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If a doctor sticks a q tip in your vagina, for what is he or she testing?

If a doctor sticks a q tip in your vagina, for what is he or she testing?

Urinary incontinence: The Q-Tip® test is a simple diagnostic tool that assesses for hypermobility of the urethrovesical junction. If the angle between the urine pipe and the bladder isn't right or shifts easily (hypermobility), that can be a cause for women to leak urine under stress. To perform the Q-Tip test, a sterile, well-lubricated cotton-tipped swab is placed in to the urethra (not vagina). ...Read more

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All testing has came back negative, what would slow down cell turn over in the vagina and cause discharge to pool/thicken rather than exit the vag?

All testing has came back negative, what would slow down cell turn over in the vagina and cause discharge to pool/thicken rather than exit the vag?

Vaginal overgrowth: Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal flora. The vaginal discharge can increase from sexual activity, from douching (not recommended), and a host of other reasons, including stress. I suspect this is what you are dealing with. The secretions are typical mucous, which will be sticky and not just "fall out" of the vagina. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman without any external hsv1 symptoms to have it inside of the vagina and not know it? If so is there testing available?

Is it possible for a woman without any external hsv1 symptoms to have it inside of the vagina and not know it? If so is there testing available?

Yes: So traditionally HSV was responsible for oral lesion and HSV 2 genital lesions. They are commonly in both areas now. You can have virus present anywhere in the body without having a visible lesions, or the lesion may be visible but very hard to see. You can do blood to see if you have been exposed in the past, but there is not really a test to see if a lesion is there but hard to see ...Read more

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I have recently been very itchy around my clitorus and outside the vagina. I don't have insurance how much would the testing cost?

I have recently been very itchy around my clitorus and outside the vagina. I don't have insurance how much would the testing cost?

Any discharge?: Common causes of genital itching in females are infections with yeast, trichomonas or bacterial vaginitis. If you feel the itch in the pubic area were people shave it could be piodermititis (pt has pimple like lesions)or a reaction to creams or to the blades. Dryness and itching are more common during the pre ovulating phase or postmenopausal. If you suspect STDs you need cultures & tests. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a doctor sticks a q tip in your vagina what is she testing?

If the doctor: Did that to you the she should have told u what she was testing fo! , I always tell my pts why I am doing something usually she is doing a culture to check for some type of bacteria or infection, next time u see your doc please tell her to explain everything she is doing! ...Read more

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I have been very itchy around my clitorus and the outside of my vagina and im getting fustrated. I don't have insurance how muc will the testing cost?

I have been very itchy around my clitorus and the outside of my vagina and im getting fustrated. I don't have insurance how muc will the testing cost?

2nd part: Herpes genitalis can cause burning, stinging even before the small tiny blisters show up. The most likely diagnosis is yeast (candida albicans). You may try Nystatin or other creams for yeast over the counter. It always the best shot is to be seen by a gynecologist or primary care physician. ...Read more

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I had proteus mirabilis in my vagina not my bladder. Therefore no uti, just bacteria in my vagina. How would my husband be tested for it and is it necessary? Also what type of doctor would do testing?

I had proteus mirabilis in my vagina not my bladder. Therefore no uti, just bacteria in my vagina. How would my husband be tested for it and is it necessary? Also what type of doctor would do testing?

Not typical: Proteus mirabilis is not a typical pathogen of vaginal infections. It is more typical of uti's, but you probably already know this. In terms of your husband, it is not considered an std and it is not associated with miscarriage. He could simply have a urine culture performed by a primary doctor if you are still concerned. Talk with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Fingered by male friend through clothes (leggings + underwear).Vagina bled a couple drops. Hiv/sti risk if a couple drops precum on his finger? Testing?

Fingered by male friend through clothes (leggings + underwear).Vagina bled a couple drops. Hiv/sti risk if a couple drops precum on his finger? Testing?

Maybe get seen: The risk is negligible. I answered an almost-identical question yesterday. If you are very distressed about what happened, please do get with your personal physician for a checkup, perhaps some labs, and a good discussion. This might be a great time to talk about feelings -- life, and especially the romantic side -- is scary and confusing, and if you FEEL something's wrong, do get seen. ...Read more

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Fingered by friend through clothes (leggings and underwear).Vagina bled (a couple drops)afterwards. Hiv/sti risk if precum on his finger? Testing needed?

Fingered by friend through clothes (leggings and underwear).Vagina bled (a couple drops)afterwards. Hiv/sti risk if precum on his finger? Testing needed?

No: There's no real risk for HIV transmission in this setting. I'm glad you've got the attitude of being careful in situations like this. It's doing right both by yourself and by the other special people. ...Read more

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Pain in abdomen, several urinary tract infections all testing neg including cystoscopy 2 mos ago now protrusion from vagina had hyst 30 yrs ago?

Pain in abdomen, several urinary tract infections all testing neg including cystoscopy 2 mos ago now protrusion from vagina had hyst 30 yrs ago?

What is protruding?: Need more specificity as to what part of your abdomen/location. Ct of abdomen can often give important information on this as can ultrasound. Urinalysis can also be important. ...Read more

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Have a spot on outer vagina lips. Small smooth black dot. Just showed up one day. Just had pregnancy test, bacterial infection/STI Testing. All clean.

Have a spot on outer vagina lips. Small smooth black dot. Just showed up one day. Just had pregnancy test, bacterial infection/STI Testing. All clean.

Pigmented lesion: This could be due to several things-- a vascular lesion, or a melanocytic (nevus-like) lesion. Given the small size and smooth surface, it is unlikely to be a problem, though if it is a melanocytic lesion, it bears watching, and possible removal if any enlargement of other change occurs. Vulvar melanoma is uncommon, but may develop from long-ignored precursor lesions. ...Read more

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Bad tasting vagina and a smelly discharge. I got tested for everything and it comes back negaive. My gyno says she see nothing wrong, please help!

Bacterial vaginosis: Sounds like bacterial overgrowth. A simple test can tell and there are natural and antibiotic treatments that work. Probiotics and acidophilus help. ...Read more

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I got tested for hpv came back negative but I see a bump on the inner side of my vagina what can it be?

I got tested for hpv came back negative but I see a bump on the inner side of my vagina what can it be?

Many possibilities: There are all sorts of bumps and irregularities of the labia minor, vaginal lining, etc. It could still be a genital wart despite your negative HPV test. But probably not; genital warts rarely occur as single bumps, usually several. Various cysts, skin tags, etc are very common as well. You'll need to be examined in person, preferably by the doctor or clinic where your pap and HPV test were done. ...Read more

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What can cause a burning raw sensation after urination in my vagina I have been tested for gohnarea and clahmidia both negative. What could I have?

What can cause a burning raw sensation after urination in my vagina I have been tested for gohnarea and clahmidia both negative. What could I have?

Vaginal pain: Frequently yeast organisms cause inflammation on the walls of the vagina, and urine can be acidic and concentrated which acts like an irritant on the vaginal walls. Try drinking more water to dilute the urine, and you might try "over the counter" remedies for yeast. Consult your gyn provider if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the my vagina that's under my skin and about the size of a pea, it doesn't hurt if I don't touch it. Its not read or has got any bigger. I also am wanting to get tested for anything, where should I go?

I have a small bump on the my vagina that's under my skin and about the size of a pea, it doesn't hurt if I don't touch it. Its not read or has got any bigger. I also am wanting to get tested for anything, where should I go?

Needs physical exam: What is described here is most compatible with either a trapped hair (if you shave) or a small lipoma. A lipoma is a collection of fatty tissue under the skin. It is not cancerous but may grow. Other "nodules" include fibromas which are rarer, and thicker tissue. Also, benigh. Nonetheless, all vulvar "lesions" should be evaluated by a gynecologist. Any gyn md can also provide infection testing. ...Read more

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My vagina always feels sore been tested for everything pain started since I took out my iud?

My vagina always feels sore been tested for everything pain started since I took out my iud?

This is a: Statement with question mark at the end of it. Not really sure what information you are looking for. Please consider resbmitting and including a specifica and clear question. ...Read more

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Can a probiotic cause smelly vagina and tingling? I have already been tested for clamydia and flora cultures and all came back fine

Can a probiotic cause smelly vagina and tingling? I have already been tested for clamydia and flora cultures and all came back fine

Antibiotics lately?: One cause, as you suggest, may be an alteration in the flora that colonize your vagina (this is typically seen with recent antibiotic use). Probiotics, on the other hand, alter the flora of the gut. As such, probiotics would not be expected to impact significantly the vaginal flora unless there is cross contamination or a fistulous connection between the two otherwise unconnected spaces. ...Read more

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I have noticed that I have a white bump on the and right side of te enterance of my vagina. I got checked last week, but not tested for HIV. Am I okay?

I have noticed that I have a white bump on the and right side of te enterance of my vagina. I got checked last week, but not tested for HIV. Am I okay?

Depends: What was the bump from? Was it Bartholin's cyst? If you are sexually active and have not practiced safe sex, you could have HIV though the white bump is not likely to be due to HIV. Please discuss getting tested for HIV with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can e-coli in the vagina be treated with antibiotics, and will my sexual partner need to get tested for it?

Can e-coli in the vagina be treated with antibiotics, and will my sexual partner need to get tested for it?

No: E. Coli can colonize the vagina. It rarely causes any problems there. Contacts do not need treatment. Remember e. Coli is normal intestinal flora. ...Read more

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Why is my vagina always wet? Been tested for STDs n treated for BV but its not made any difference and tests are clear. Can anything be done? : (

Why is my vagina always wet? Been tested for STDs n treated for BV but its not made any difference and tests are clear. Can anything be done? : (

Secretions: Some women do have bothersome but normal amounts of vaginal secretions. You can try taking 25mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before bedtime to see if that helps. Also a non-drowsy allergy medication such as Claritin or Allegra may help. ...Read more

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I have little white dots around vagina they are not risen not pimples I've had them for along time I got tested for herpes 3 times all neg what r they?

I have little white dots around vagina they are not risen not pimples I've had them for along time I got tested for herpes 3 times all neg what r they?

Needs an exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Inside vagina hole is coated with white film? Been tested for yeast and dieases and clamodia and ghonarea. There is an itch present?

Inside vagina hole is coated with white film? Been tested for yeast and dieases and clamodia and ghonarea. There is an itch present?

Yeast: For white film and itching, the first thing to think of is a yeast infection. Over the counter medications for yeast can be tried first. But if still having trouble, an evaluation by a doctor will be needed. ...Read more

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Examined vagina & saw chunks of itchy white stuff/bumps inside my vulva. I tested + for chlymedia 2 weeks ago & took instructed medicine given. Help

Examined vagina & saw chunks of itchy white stuff/bumps inside my vulva. I tested + for chlymedia 2 weeks ago & took instructed medicine given. Help

Vulvovaginal itching: Hello Ezerae, vulvovaginal itching with chunks of itchy white stuff sounds more like a yeast infection than a UTI. You could try an over the counter yeast infection treatment. They pretty well but if it doesn't go away in 3 or 4 days or worsens then you should see your doctor for an exam. Good luck :) ...Read more

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Sores on vagina before period been tested for STD more than once could it still be std?

Sores on vagina before period been tested for STD more than once could it still be std?

Maybe: Given the association with your cycle, and assuming that the same sores go away after your period, it certainly is not behaving like a typical std. But without more of a description, I cannot even venture a good guess at the cause. ...Read more

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My bf and I had intercourse and now my vagina is very swollen and itchy. What could this be from? I've been tested for STDs and I was clear.

My bf and I had intercourse and now my vagina is very swollen and itchy. What could this be from? I've been tested for STDs and I was clear.

Probably yeast: A yeast infection will commonly present with itching, especially after intercourse. Other things, such as an allergic reaction to creams, condoms, spermicides, bath salts, perfumes, etc can also cause itching. Your doctor can easily evaluate you to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina has a smell when I was just tested for any BV and the test was negative and also tested for sti's/ std's and everything was good?

Why does my vagina has a smell when I was just tested for any BV and the test was negative and also tested for sti's/ std's and everything was good?

Vaginal odor: Diet, particularly what women drink, can affect vaginal odor as well as infections. Soda, pop, coffee, tea, juice, alcohol, flavored water, and electrolyte drinks are all diuretics; they make a woman very dry, and sometimes her vaginal secretions very thick and odorous. Drinking plain water, decreasing diuretics, and eating fresh fruit and vegetables (natural water) help if this is the cause. ...Read more

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My vagina feels really itchy tested for yeast and bacterial vaginitis both came back negative?

My vagina feels really itchy tested for yeast and bacterial vaginitis both came back negative?

Could be trich: That's a pretty itchy std. Have you had any recent unprotected sex? Some people also make antibodies against sperm, which could cause an allergic-type reaction. Have your doc do a wet prep or send out a one swab for testing. ...Read more

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I've been having itching feeling about half a inch inside on my vagina wall in one spot it's mild itch comes and goes tested for std and all clear! ?

Vaginitis: If you have been tested negative for STD then most likely its vaginitis, an irritation of the skin on your vagina- common causes are hygiene, or wearing tight occlusive clothing. Suggest a warm bath, no soap and be sure to sleep without underwear or tight clothing. If it persists, please see your GYN ...Read more

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Bad odor coming from vagina 3 weeks after unprotected sex. Was tested for STD 2 weeks ago. What could this be from? No discharge just smell

Bacterial vaginosis: The most common reason for a bad odor from the vagina is going to be from an infection from bacteria. Sometimes it's an overgrowth of normal bacteria (gardeneralla) and sometimes it can be trichomonas. The smell comes from the elevation of the vagina's ph. Sometimes doctors' testing doesn't reveal a positive when there is an infection. Consider metrogel, or probiotics, or return visit to doctor. ...Read more

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