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Possible to see trich with wet prep or wet mount..can anything cause trich not to show when there's indeed an infection?

Possible to see trich with wet prep or wet mount..can anything cause trich not to show when there's indeed an infection?

Trichomonas: No test is perfect and there will always be some % of false-negative results. This will depend upon the mode of testing, the specimen obtained, the observer, etc. But overall this is a fairly accurate test. ...Read more

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Does pap smears or wet preps test for cervictitis ?

Does pap smears or wet preps test for cervictitis ?

Cervicitis: Cervicitis can be caused by a variety of organisms. Only a few of the types organisms that can cause it are detectable with a wet prep. A pap smear is a test for cervical cancer or precancerous lesions. ...Read more

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If i got a pelvic exam and wet prep will that tell me if I have cervictitis ?

If i got a pelvic exam and wet prep will that tell me if I have cervictitis ?

Cervicitis: Lyou may need cultures or other tests depending on what infection about which you are worried.Cervicitis can be caused by a variety of organisms. Only a few of the types organisms that can cause it are detectable with a wet prep. A pap smear is a test for cervical cancer or precancerous lesions. ...Read more

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Vaginal odor. Wet prep showed all was negative. What could be wrong? Chlamydia and ghonnarrea neg also.

Vaginal odor. Wet prep showed all was negative. What could be wrong? Chlamydia and ghonnarrea neg also.

Here are some ...: Glad to know all your tests for vaginal discharge have been negative. Now is the time to think if what you smell is clinically significant for personal and/or social concern since the sensitivity of smelling something or somewhere in the body can widely vary and be personally unique. So, seek pro-evaluation and counseling, and see if further test is needed since the thing of concern has to come to ...Read more

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I rub my hand against a pt bed sheet that is hiv pos undectable viral load . Something wet got on my hand too late for prep . Really scared .

I rub my hand against a pt bed sheet that is hiv pos undectable viral load . Something wet got on my hand too late for prep . Really scared .

Anxiety over HIV: This doesn't sound like a true HIV exposure, although I can sense your anxiety. It's always good to talk to a health care provider if you have concerns. What counts in your favor here is 1-the source patient had undetectable viral load, 2-HIV dies when outside the body, and 3-you did not report any break in the skin. Thus your chance for acquiring HIV from this incident is zero. ...Read more

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Vaginal irritation and burning x5 days, tx x2 days with metro gel. Sx amplified and now have foul odor, dysuria, and thick d/c. Wet prep in office =. ?

Vaginal irritation and burning x5 days, tx x2 days with metro gel. Sx amplified and now have foul odor, dysuria, and thick d/c. Wet prep in office =. ?

BV? STD? Herpes?: You give mixed symptoms suggesting different problems. Discharge with "foul" odor suggests trichomonas (an STD) or bacterial vaginosis. "Thick" discharge sounds like an STD such as gonorrhea or chlamydia. Vaginal irritation and itching suggest yeast or herpes, and herpes can trigger BV. The main thing is to stop guessing, stop treating yourself with MetroGel, and see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to prep a buion for a long hike ouch?

How to prep a buion for a long hike ouch?

Bunion: Conservative management for a bunion may include wearing specialized shoes with wide, low heels or an increased medial pocket. Orthoses may help. For your hike, i would carefully select your shoes or wear a medial bunion pad to reduce irritation. Applying ice when you are resting can help with inflammation. If you still have pain, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen may help. ...Read more