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How many different types of bacterial vaginal infections are there that cause white blood count to be high during a pap smear obgyn prescribed azthro?

????? A vaginal bacterial infection would not cause your WBC in your blood to be high, but if u had an std or another type of bacteria that progressed and went to the endometrium- causing an endometritis or the tubes - causing a pid that can give you an elevated white count when your CBC is doneand u need antibiotics and close followup. Read more...

Can a vaginal infection be present even if my pap smear is normal?

Yes. Pap's smear sometimes don't mention things other than presence of normal or abnormal vaginal or cervical cells. If you have persistent discharge, these are common causes of vaginal infection- bacterial vaginosis/gardnerella, candida, trichomonas, chlamydia and gonorrhea. Google online for more info and images. Take care! Read more...

I had a Pap test done & I was told there are no vaginal infections but I have extra white blood cells... what does that mean? Not having any symptoms

Probably all OK. Increased white blood cells are commonly seen in otherwise normal pap smears. If you have no symptoms and have had negative tests for common STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas), probably all is OK. If not tested or uncertain, check with your doctor. Read more...

How is vaginitis diagnosed? If I go to the doctor with symptoms such as: vaginal itching and foul smelling discharge- will I need a pap smear? I

Not necessarily. The pap smear is part of your ongoing healthy woman screening and will not be a part of the evaluation for vaginitis. That work-up usually involves an exam, cultures, and a microscopic slide exam of the vaginal discharge. Read more...
Vaginitis diagnosis. Vaginitis is diagnosed by your physician using symptoms, examination and certain tests and cultures. You may or may not need a pap smear. Read more...

Can a pap smear to check for vaginal infection at 32 weeks pregnant irritate the cervix, to the point of dilating or effacing it?

PAP during pregnancy. In the hands of a trained competent medical provider, pelvic exams and PAP smears are safe to have performed during pregnancy. The risk of having an untreated infection is far more dangerous to your pregnancy than the risk of complication from the procedure. Read more...

What bacterial infections could I contract by having unprotected anal sex first following vaginal sex? I always get tested for STDs and HIV whenever I have my annual pap smear as a safety precaution. In previous years, my results came out negative for al

A . A yeast infection or bacterial infection would not give you a false positive chlamydia result. If your chlamydia test was negative last year and positive this year then you contracted it in the past year. To answer the other part of your question, the same std's you can get from vaginal intercourse are the same for anal, howeve you could have a higher chance of bacterial vaginosis since you are introducing bacteria from the rectum into the vagina. Lastly, please use condoms to protect yourself against std's. All the best. Read more...

I had pap's test just before 15 days for vaginal infection. It came normal. No infectin. But still I am facing the same symptoms. Again need to do it?

No. The pap doesn't necessarily detect infections. If you are still having symptoms, you need to get this checked by your doctor specifically looking for infection. Read more...
Infection? A pap test is not used for diagnosing infection, it is only for screening for cervical cancer. Other tests can be done during a pelvic exam to test for vaginal or cervical infections including cultures and wet mounts (examining discharge under a microscope). Follow up with your doctor and discuss what specific tests are being done and what types of infection they find. Read more...