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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
3 Doctors shared insights

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
Once
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
Once
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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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Severe vaginal/vulva itching. Culture negative for BV and yeast (but at the time symptoms were not that bad). Threedays later they are bad. Could this still be a yeast infection? Some thicker discharge

Severe vaginal/vulva itching. Culture negative for BV and yeast (but at the time symptoms were not that bad). Threedays later they are bad. Could this still be a yeast infection? Some thicker discharge

YES: You need to get labs & a culture done again and asap while your symptoms begin to heal by themselves. You could be carrying a chronic yeast or BV infection. ...Read more

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I have painful urination, pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge for over 6 weeks. STDs neg and cultures normal. Treated for BV and yeast. What now?

I have painful urination, pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge for over 6 weeks. STDs neg and cultures normal. Treated for BV and yeast. What now?

Further Evaluation: It is important to make sure you have had a complete panel of cultures, which would include ureaplasm and mycoplasm. These are not on most standard panels, so your doctor has to specifically culture them. Another possibility could be Interstitial Cystitis which is also known as painful bladder syndrome. This condition can cause pelvic pain and painful urination as well. Revisit your doctor. ...Read more

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When I go for pap smears will an STD show up if they scrape my vaginal wall for testing? I've never been told I have an STD. Also. My vaginal lips burn like a rash would. Yeast infection?

Pap misses most STDs: The pap smear is designed to detect abnormal cells that can predict future cancer, and these changes are caused by HPV, an STD. But it does not detect any other STDs; specific STD tests (e.g. gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) need to be requested by the doctor. And yes, vaginal and labial burning often is caused by yeast. (Which of course is not an STD.) Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it better/more effective to treat a chronic yeast infection internally or vaginally, research shows the yeast is actually in the stomach? Opinions

Is it better/more effective to treat a chronic yeast infection internally or vaginally, research shows the yeast is actually in the stomach? Opinions

Yeast infection: Either this is not in the stomach or you are critically ill with immune suppression and potentially near death. Think you may have misunderstood what you were told by your doctor. If not, would ask for more information. ...Read more

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Could a yeast infection cause bumps around vaginal region?

Not usually: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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Does a persistent vaginal itch indicate a yeast infection?

CANDIDIASIS: Very common side effect after antibiotic rx. Patients always come for rx. Maybe it can go away but you will know it due to vaginal itching.Probiotic rx sometimes help the yeast infection. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a yeast infection cause bumps around vaginal region?

Please tell me, could a yeast infection cause bumps around vaginal region?

That would not: Be a normal presentation for yeast. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Get medical eval. Take care. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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