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Wet Prep And Koh Test On Vaginal Secretions (Overview)

The wet prep and KOH prep tests can reveal if the cause of vaginal infection is Candida, Trichomonas, or bacterial vaginosis.


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What types of vaginal secretions are normal?

What types of vaginal secretions are normal?

Vaginal discharge: The vaginal discharge changes with hormonal monthly changes . Starting with your period then discharge becomes yellowish to a mucous clear discharge at midcycle. Post ovulation the discharge becomes whitish until you start bleeding again. None of these changes are associated with smell or itching or burning. ...Read more

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Wet Prep And Koh Test On Vaginal Secretions (Overview)

The wet prep and KOH prep tests can reveal if the cause of vaginal infection is Candida, Trichomonas, or bacterial vaginosis.


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I have vaginal secretions,very low in amount,white,no smell,before baby i use to had it after periods for a day or two but now almost 2weeks/month?

I have vaginal secretions,very low in amount,white,no smell,before baby i use to had it after periods for a day or two but now almost 2weeks/month?

Normal: The secretions are there to protect the vagina from infection and are normal. Once you delivered the secretions are now normally increased. ...Read more

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Whitish vaginal secretions with pain of moderate degree for my virgin sister?

Whitish vaginal secretions with pain of moderate degree for my virgin sister?

Vaginitis: Virgins get infections too, though less frequently than women who are sexually active. Could be a yeast infection or bacterial. She should still see her gyn for this. ...Read more

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Is it possible to predict ovulation based on vaginal secretions?

Is it possible to predict ovulation based on vaginal secretions?

As one factor: There are a number of possible signs of ovulation. Vaginal discharge can increase in amount & become watery to stretchy. It has been described as a “raw egg white ” consistency. You may have an increased libido. Body basal temperature increases. The cervix becomes softer and higher. Breasts may be tender. Use of an ovulation predictor test is a good way to check. ...Read more

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Can vaginal secretions increase when you are on birthcontrol?

Yes : The hormonal fluctuations introduced by the ocps (oral contraceptives) can sometimes present similarly. ...Read more

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What types of vaginal secretions are normal?

Vaginal discharge: The vaginal discharge changes with hormonal monthly changes . Starting with your period then discharge becomes yellowish to a mucous clear discharge at midcycle. Post ovulation the discharge becomes whitish until you start bleeding again. None of these changes are associated with smell or itching or burning. ...Read more

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What do I do with my vaginal secretions and how to stop them?

What do I do with my vaginal secretions and how to stop them?

Normal: Vaginal secretions are normal and serve a protective role. Please do not try to get rid of them, or you would have significant problems in the future. If you think you have secretions that are excessive, that could be due to some type of infection, etc. You should then have this evaluated by your health care provider. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: yeast on KOH prep test?

What is the definition or description of: yeast on KOH prep test?

Potassium hydroxide: The KOH test for candida albicans, also known as a potassium hydroxide preparation or KOH prep, is a quick, inexpensive fungal test to differentiate between dermatophytes and candida albicans. ...Read more

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