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What is the meaning of having pus cell 4-6 in high vaginal swab?

Unclear: Those words are unclear in their current context and can not be interpreted. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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My vaginal swab test shows numerous pus cells and numerous squamose epithelial sells. What does it mean?

My vaginal swab test shows numerous pus cells and numerous squamose epithelial sells. What does it mean?

Infection?: Squamous epithelial cells are normal. White blood cells (pus cells) are not, and usually indicate some sort of infection, such as yeast infection, STDs (if at risk), and others. Sometimes nothing important, but don't take chances: discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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How did I get Many gram - positive bacilli & PUS CELLS : Few in my vaginal swab test lately? I make sure I'm clean & shower 3 times daily but no douch

How did I get Many gram - positive bacilli & PUS CELLS : Few in my vaginal swab test lately? I make sure I'm clean & shower 3 times daily but no douch

Normal residents: The most common residents of the vagina are staphylococci and streptococci which are both Gram positive bacteria. White blood cells (pus cells) also reside in the vagina normally doing the job of keeping the vagina free of disease producing bacteria. (pathogens). This has nothing to do with your cleanliness. If you are itching or have a malodorous discharge then infection treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Just got my High vaginal swab results. PUS Cells are 8-10/HPF and RBC 0-2/HPF. Epithelial cells marked ++. Is this normal?

Just got my High vaginal swab results. PUS Cells are 8-10/HPF and RBC 0-2/HPF. Epithelial cells marked ++. Is this normal?

Infection: This appears to be an infection. Let your physician who ordered the test to determine the treatment ...Read more

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High vaginal swab result: scanty leucocytes & gram positive cocci, numerous gram positive bacilli, moderate epithelial cells. Result shows infection?

High vaginal swab result: scanty leucocytes & gram positive cocci, numerous gram positive bacilli, moderate epithelial cells. Result shows infection?

Not likely: Bacteria are part of the contents of the vaginal barrel. When infection is present due to bacteria there are usually large numbers of leucocytes and few epithelial cells. All told, however, test results are not always accurate, and best to discuss this with the doctor who ordered this to begin with. ...Read more

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Pls help im confused! My wife did high vaginal swab c/s is it because she take pipolar disorder medicine?

Pls help im confused! My wife did high vaginal swab c/s is it because she take pipolar disorder medicine?

STI: I don't see why there could be a connection between medications for bipolar disorder and vaginal infections. Most of the time vaginal swabs are done to detect gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, and bacterial vaginosis, which are sexually transmitted infections, or candida vaginitis. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal swab that showed haemophilus influenzae. I this dangerous? Can it cause menegistis ans can I pass it to my children?

I had a vaginal swab that showed haemophilus influenzae. I this dangerous? Can it cause menegistis ans can I pass it to my children?

Normal flora: Hemophilus influenzae is a little unusual to be isolated from a vaginal swab, but this organism is part of our normal bacterial population, primarily found in the upper respiratory tract. Like all bacteria, it has the potential to create infection under the right circumstances, but this is not common without some predisposition. ...Read more

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Hi just curious what does high vaginal swab detect? And how accurate is the test?

Hi just curious what does high vaginal swab detect? And how accurate is the test?

Depends:: Usually used to detect vaginal/cervical infections, including STDs, viral or bacterial infections or inflammation. Ask your GYN what he/she is looking for. ...Read more

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Enterococcus found in vaginal swab. Can this be passed on to my husband through sex?

Enterococcus found in vaginal swab. Can this be passed on to my husband through sex?

Normal, not STD: Enterococcus is a normal bacteria in everyone's intestinal tract and often the genital area. Finding it in the vagina is not abnormal. It is not sexually transmitted, and anyway your husband already has enterococcus in his intestines and perhaps genital area. ...Read more

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Is the group strep b bacteria present from vaginal swab only?

Is the group strep b bacteria present from vaginal swab only?

U can get: Beat strep in the urine, vagina or from the rectum, in the us when we do a beta strep culture at 34-36 weeks we test the vagina and rectum. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal swab culture shows yeast?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal swab culture shows yeast?

Infection: Vaginal swabs are used to take part of the secretion or discharge in the vagina and allow it to be grown in culture. Yeast is one of the infectious agents that can cause an infection in the vagina (there are many others). This is one of the most common causes of infection, and candida is the most common species. There are many effective treatments for a "yeast" infection. ...Read more

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I had high vaginal swab test and says minimal candida species. Do I need to takd medication? What it means?

I had high vaginal swab test and says minimal candida species. Do I need to takd medication? What it means?

Maybe: The vagina has several organisms present which could show up in a culture. It would not be unusual to see candida species on a culture as this organism causes yeast infections. The key is whether symptoms are present. If so, medication may be indicated. ...Read more

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Is discharge after a vaginal swab normal? I have been havin discharge ever since the swab was done. Could the speculum infect me with something?

Is discharge after a vaginal swab normal? I have been havin discharge ever since the swab was done. Could the speculum infect me with something?

Discharge: Discharge of the vagina can be normal, abnormal or transitional. After a procedure such as a pelvic exam or vaginal swab, there can potentially be discharge. If persistent, it is best to follow with a doctor for evaluation of the discharge. ...Read more

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What could a positive vaginal swab mean?

What could a positive vaginal swab mean?

Vaginal swab: A positive swab test could mean that you have a bacterial infection or that you have a viral infection with something like human papilloma virus. Check with your dr. To see what is meant by a positive swab test. ...Read more

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How can a vaginal swab tells about number of sex partners if it says so?

It can't.: Vaginal swabs are used to determine presence of infection. Only the patient can tell us how many partners they have had. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if I have oral gonorrhoea and performed oral sex and had intercourse would vaginal swab be positive? For gonorrhoea

Hi I was wondering if I have oral gonorrhoea and performed oral sex and had intercourse would vaginal swab be positive? For gonorrhoea

Get tested: If you know you have oral gonorrhea then the best choice is to not have sex at all until you are treated to help keep you and your partner safe. If you are unsure then asked to be tested orally and vaginally. One could be positive in one area and negative in another if that is what you are asking ...Read more

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Doc do we need to specify infection name (eg trichomons, chaldmya) when giving vaginal swab test? Or we will get the result as what infection we having??

Doc do we need to specify infection name (eg trichomons, chaldmya) when giving vaginal swab test? Or we will get the result as what infection we having??

NuSwab: In the past we use to try to culture vaginal infections. The results were not very accurate. Now we have DNA and RNA testing which is highly specific and sensitive.
NuSwab is one of those tests which looks for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Bacterial Vaginosis, Trichomonas Vaginalis and Yeast. ...Read more

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Hi there I have been told upon results of vaginal swab that I have a heavy growth of staph Aureous. I have no concerning symptoms should I be worried?

Hi there I have been told upon results of vaginal swab that I have a heavy growth of staph Aureous. I have no concerning symptoms should I be worried?

Normal skin bacteria: There is no reason to be worried. Staph aureus is a bacteria that is a normally on skin and everyone has it. If you have no symptoms, then treat the swab result as a normal result ...Read more

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Will a strep b vaginal swab show up any STDs?

Will a strep b vaginal swab show up any STDs?

STDs: No, vaginal swabs for group b strep will not reveal stds. Would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can being on clindamycin cream hide bacteria from coming up on a vaginal swab?

Can being on clindamycin cream hide bacteria from coming up on a vaginal swab?

Yes is Possible: If you are using an antibiotic, that is sensitive to the bacterial infection you are treating. Than the swab if cultured may not grow the bacteria
so either the culture should be taken before starting the antibiotics or after the antibiotic has been stopped for few days fo bacteria to grow on the culture
only the bacteria which show resistance to clindamycine will grow on the culture. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal swab culture positive for group b strep?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal swab culture positive for group b strep?

GBS: Group b strep (gbs) is one of many bacteria that live on most people's body. When it lives on or around the vaginal area, a newborn baby has a higher risk of getting in or on the body.

Unfortunately, gbs can be deadly to a newborn. Please talk to your doctor about what you can do to reduce this risk. ...Read more

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I had an appt thursday and had a vaginal swab done. I got a call today to book an appt but not until the 24. Does this mean I tested positive stds?

I had an appt thursday and had a vaginal swab done. I got a call today to book an appt but not until the 24. Does this mean I tested positive stds?

Not necessarily: If there was a positive result, most likely a course of treatment would be instituted right away. More likely your doctor wants to review things in person and perhaps do some counseling with you. It never hurts to call your doctor to see if you can get confirmation of results in the interim however. ...Read more