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

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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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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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