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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Vaginal Swab Culture Shows Yeast (Overview)

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.


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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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Vaginal Swab Culture Shows Yeast (Overview)

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.


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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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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Vaginal yeast infection since 6 mnths. several doses of fluconazole. infection comes back. vaginal swab +ve for fungus. used pessaries too. itching an?

Vaginal yeast infection since 6 mnths. several doses of fluconazole. infection comes back. vaginal swab +ve for fungus. used pessaries too. itching an?

Preventive treatment: Recurrent Candida vaginitis(CV) is usually due to failure to eradicate the infection rather than reinfection. Candida is part of the normal vaginal flora and is usually asymptomatic. Taking Fluconazole(Diflucan) weekly for 6 months, or OTC anti fungal vaginal creams for 10 days followed by a weekly vaginal suppository or twice weekly cream, can be effective in preventing reoccurrence. ...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?

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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Vaginal swab- heavy growth of Candida krusei. Second candida infection since 2015. Been on oral fluconazole for 4 days. What other tests should I do?

Fluconazole no good: Candida krusei usually is resistant to fluconazole. It's just bad luck, probably with no implications for your general health. You just need a different drug, and also should avoid other "azole" drugs. Unfortunately, C. krusei also can be resistant to some of the common alternate drugs. Ask your doctor about trying nystatin or caspofungin. Your strain can be tested to know which drugs are active. ...Read more

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My last vaginal swab showed candida and leucocytes. I had an abnormal Pap smear last year. Are the white blood cells anything to worry about?

Have STD tests: Leukocytes (WBC) are usually not prominent with yeast infection (Candida) and often are evidence of other infections, especially STDs. Ask for testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas if not yet done. What kind of abnormal pap? If any doubt, talk to doctor about possible cervical biopsy to re-check for cancer or pre-cancerous changes, which also can cause increased leukocytes. ...Read more

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Today i had a vaginal culture they tested me for bacterial, yeast, tric it was negative but they found more white blood sells what does that mean?

Follow up: Gynecological infections may often present with leukocytes (wbc's). It is not uncommon for the gram stain and or culture to yield negative results . Please follow up. May still need treatment. ...Read more

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Had foul smelling vaginal discharge about 6 m..Treated for yeast infections 2x.Treated for ureaplasma x1 .Just had another culture done, all normal..?

Had foul smelling vaginal discharge about 6 m..Treated for yeast infections 2x.Treated for ureaplasma x1 .Just had another culture done, all normal..?

?something else: The discharge you described can be seen with other infections. I recommend you return to your doctor for another pelvic exam to eval for other infections. Blood test may also be needed. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching, been tested 4 all STDs more than 1x,had multiple cultures done, all neg., tried antibiotics/yeast treatments,they didn't help?

Vaginal itching, been tested 4 all STDs more than 1x,had multiple cultures done, all neg., tried antibiotics/yeast treatments,they didn't help?

Need thorough evaluation: You need a thorough evaluation. If you are perimenopausal, decreased estrogen levels can make the vaginal and vulvar tissue thinner, so more prone to irritation. It could be a reaction to a soap or other chemical you are exposed to. If it's always one spot, it may need to be examined for a skin disorder, such as lichen sclerosis or vulvar or vaginal neoplasia. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more