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What is the definition or description of: wet mount of vaginal discharge positive for yeast?

What is the definition or description of: wet mount of vaginal discharge positive for yeast?

Yeast are seen.: When a woman has symptoms suggestive of a vaginal infection, her physician will take some of the vaginal secretions and look at it under the microscope. Yeast look like strings with little balls attached and are best seen when potassium hydroxide is added to the secretions. ...Read more

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Wet Mount (Definition)

A wet mount is a microscopic slide preparation of saline and vaginal discharge ...Read more


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Yellow clumpy vaginal discharge sometimes clear, no odor, no itch, negative for c&s test, wet mount and pap test. What else can cause yellow discharge?

Yellow clumpy vaginal discharge sometimes clear, no odor, no itch, negative for c&s test, wet mount and pap test. What else can cause yellow discharge?

Treat for best guess: Diagnosis of vaginal discharge can be difficult. Yellow color suggests infection. Depending on exact tests done, some infections can be missed, e.g. gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas. Talk to your doctor about being retested. If available, include the new DNA test for trich, much more accurate than wet mount. It may be necessary to treat for the best guess, without proof of diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can UTI cause yellow discharge? I've yellow vaginal discharge on daily basis. Went for c&s test, no pathogen seen. Negative for wet mount.

Can UTI cause yellow discharge? I've yellow vaginal discharge on daily basis. Went for c&s test, no pathogen seen. Negative for wet mount.

Probably not UTI: UTI doesn't cause vaginal discharge. Probably you were tested for STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) and negative wet mount suggests you were checked for vaginal infections bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, and yeast. But that test messes almost half of trichomonas infections; ask doc about the newly available DNA test for trich, a far better test. Also ask about cervicitis and maybe retest for STDs. ...Read more

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Very rare inflammatory cells on wet mount..what does it mean?

Very rare inflammatory cells on wet mount..what does it mean?

Body is responding: If there are 'inflammatory' cells seen, then that means your body is fighting some type of disease - most likely an infection. The immune system is extraordinarily complex and has at its disposal an arsenal of cells that will 'fight' for you - that's what's been reported here on microscopy. Depending on your history, symptoms and other tests, a doctor should be easily able to help you get better. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what a wet mount is?

Wet mount: A wet mount is to mix vaginal discharge with saline and KOH to detect bacteria, yeast and trichomonads by odor, acidity, and microscopic inspection. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what a wet mount is for?

Can anyone tell me what a wet mount is for?

Wet mount: Wet mount is a microscopic inspection of the sample, usually emerged in saline and potassium hydroxide. The latter also checks for odor emitted from bacteria. Vaginal acidity can be measured. It is done to diagnose the cause of vaginal infections. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wet mount and culture?

They are different: A wet mount is a sample of discharge that is looked at under a slide to see if it shows characteristics of a vaginal infection, a culture is also done from a discharge that is sent to a lab to see what kind of organism is causing the discharge. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wet mount and a culture at gyno?

Wet mount vs culture: Wet mount is a microscopic inspection of the gyn sample, usually in the office. Culture is to grow micro-organisms from the gyn sample, usually in a laboratory. ...Read more