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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Vaginitis (Definition)

The suffix "itis" means inflammation. The "vagin" portion refers to the vagina, so it is inflammation of the vagina. Usually (almost always) this inflammation is due to infection, and there are several different causes for infections of this ...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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I tested negative with wet mount and urine test for stds but I have itching on the skin outside of the vagina. Is there a topical ointment yousuggest?

I tested negative with wet mount and urine test for stds but I have itching on the skin outside of the vagina. Is there a topical ointment yousuggest?

Vaginal "azole": Vaginal area itching suggests a possible yeast infection, which can easily be missed on standard wet mount and STD testing. If you have vaginal yeast, just treating the irritated outside tissues won't help much. Try one of the OTC yeast vaginal creams like miconazole (Monistat®) or any other product with active ingredient ending in "azole". Recheck with your doc if that doesn't clear it up. ...Read more

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What are the tests for trichomonas vaginitis?

What are the tests for trichomonas vaginitis?

Microscope exam: Your doctor will take a sample of vaginal fluid with a swab and look at it under the microscope. The trichomonas organisms are visible under magnification. ...Read more

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Question that has a little tmi? How do they test for vaginitis?

Question that has a little tmi? How do they test for vaginitis?

Vaginitis: Vaginitis means irritation of the vagina. This can be from injury, from yeast overgrowth, from an imbalance in the types of bacteria growing there, and from hormonal imbalances (typically hormonal deficiencies). A history and physical exam, and maybe a lab test by blood, urine, or a slide of a vaginal swab might be used to tell you exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a history of vaginitis. However, most recently I had a pap, culture, and urine test all of which came back negative. Yesterday, I took my panties off and there was an order, fishy. I smelled it towards the end of the day but I just rationalized it

I have a history of vaginitis. However, most recently I had a pap, culture, and urine test all of which came back negative. Yesterday, I took my panties off and there was an order, fishy. I smelled it towards the end of the day but I just rationalized it

You still have it: the fishy smell indicates that you still have it,make sure to practice safe sex,by using condom,your partner could be infected as well,but asymptomatic,make sure he gets the treatment ,otherwise he will reinfected you.,keep in touch with your GYN ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Wet Mount (Definition)

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