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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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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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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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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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I have green vaginal secretions for 10 days and I'm a virgin. What antibiotic should I take?

I have green vaginal secretions for 10 days and I'm a virgin. What antibiotic should I take?

You should have a: culture taken to determine what bacteria, yeast or other germ is causing this. It may not be an infection. Then the proper antibiotic, if indicated can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have clear,white mucus like vaginal secretions is it normal for them to be white in underwear?

Is it normal to have clear,white  mucus like vaginal secretions
is it normal for them to be white in underwear?

Needs testing: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...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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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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How does ovary removal affect a woman's intimacy level and vaginal secretions?

How does ovary removal affect a woman's intimacy level and vaginal secretions?

Ovaries: The ovaries provide Estrogen and Progesterone. If both ovaries are removed then these levels will fall. If only one is removed then levels do not change much. ...Read more

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Can vaginal secretions contain hiv? And can it be transferred through oral sex?

Can vaginal secretions contain hiv? And can it be transferred through oral sex?

Yes: Vaginal secretions can contain hiv. Hiv can be tranferred by oral sex, though less likely, more likely to happen if the oral mucosa has bleeding, but this can be caused by things as simple as brushing the teeth too aggressively or having severe gingivitis. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Can HIV be transmitted through 1 day old cuts and vaginal secretions outside the body?

Can HIV be transmitted through 1 day old cuts and vaginal secretions outside the body?

HIV Risks: I would like more information to get a specific idea on what you are truly concerned about. Hiv is in infected humans' body fluids. But, the virus is very fragile and does not last long outside of the body. I would not advise anyone with open sores or fresh cuts to let any infected body fluid near these lesions. My gut sense is that this situation is very low risk and to reassure you. ...Read more

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I have vaginal secretions sometimes white or yellow with foul smell even though i'm still virgin and it is not itchy what should I do?

I have vaginal secretions sometimes white or yellow with foul smell even though i'm still virgin and it is not itchy what should I do?

See your provider: Most likely, it is bacterial vaginitis. This is a build up of bacteria that causes your symptoms. You may get this even if you are a virgin. A diagnosis may be obtained with a pelvic exam and a couple of simple tests in the office. The treatment is an oral or vaginal antibiotic. ...Read more

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I had sex for the 1st time. Did not bleed. 2 days heavy clear vaginal secretions. Now brown to black odorless thickening discharge. Probable causes?

I had sex for the 1st time. Did not bleed. 2 days heavy clear vaginal secretions. Now brown to black odorless thickening discharge. Probable causes?

Most likely... : Most likely cause is vaginal infection so get evaluated with a GYN provider for exam and testing. It is also wise to test for pregnancy if sexual encounter was more than a couple of weeks ago. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i can taste my vaginal secretions in my mouth?

What does it mean when i can taste my vaginal secretions in my mouth?

I don't have a: Clue. I don't know of a physiologic mechanism for this to occur short of you placing secretions in your mouth. ...Read more