Vaginal Swab

About "Vaginal Swab"

A vaginal swab is done to collect samples of vaginal discharge. It is usually done to diagnose conditions like vaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas vaginalis.

Related Terms: Vaginal Infection, Vaginal Itching, Fungal Infection, Sexual Intercourse, Urine Infection, Vaginal Discharge, Bacterial Vaginosis

Recently Answered Questions


Why is the vaginal swab test so painful for me?
Query: Hello doctor, What does it mean if a swab test (just the Q tip inserted into the vagina) is very painful? More details about the presenting complaint: I have been bleeding nonstop for months, even while on Progesterone. And have heavy discharge with a bad smell. I went to the doctor to test for inf...  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are likely to have mixed vaginosis infection both bacterial and fungal which can easily cause cervicitis and is the likely reason you are bleeding since then. More so the infection causes vaginal walls to inflame and hence the pain on insertion. You shall require...  Read Full »
 
Can E-coli cause infertility?
Query: Hi doctor, I (34) and my wife (30) have been trying to conceive for about 15 months. Due to a slightly low AMH for her age (16 pmol) my wife was recommended to go straight to IVF from our fertility clinic. With all of the above, no issues were found and we are diagnosed with unexplained. My wife we...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe
Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the vaginal swab shows E-coli (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it would be better to undergo a course of antibiotics for you and your wife in order to improve chances of IVF. If you wish you can request your doctor to go for IUI if both fallopian ...  Read Full »
 
Why am I having frequent yellow-green vaginal discharge?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from yellowish green vagina discharge. I have been to several doctors and they have done urine tests, vaginal swab. But nothing helped and have been given medication for a bacterial infection, yeast infection. The symptoms just keep coming back. I will attach a p...  Read Full »
Dr. Uzma Arqam
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your urinalysis and vaginal swab tests were normal or not? You have received medications for bacterial infection but it keeps coming back. One thing that I want to tell you is that in normal females few have high vaginal secretions. It is sometimes by genetics or otherw...  Read Full »
 
My vagina is always itchy after a period. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I usually have a slight on and off vaginal itching after my periods, for which I consulted a doctor. She advised me to take two tablets of Candiforce 200 and it stopped. However, these days I still have light vaginal itching on and off. My period date is on the 28th. Kindly help as I a...  Read Full »
Dr. Garima Sawhney
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you do a high vaginal swab (HVS) to rule out any infection as it will also tell you which medicines will suit you. Follow up with the report. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-onlin...  Read Full »
 
Why is there a sharp pain in vagina after urinating?
Query: Hello doctor, I feel a sharp pain in my vagina after urinating.  Read Full »
Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana Kaur Khurana
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get your urine routine and culture, high vaginal swab culture. If you are sexually active, then get partner's urine routine and his semen culture and sensitivity. At present, you can apply steroid with antibiotic and antifungal ointment for local application. You can al...  Read Full »
 
I am having itching in clitoris and inflamed lips on labia. Is it an STD?
Query: Hello doctor,Yesterday, I had some really bad itching in my clitoris. Today I woke up with inflamed lips on labia and more discharge than usual. Please help me my vagina is sore and I am only 18 years old. I do not want to tell my parents that I have been sexually active. I do not know if it is a ST...  Read Full »
Dr. Uzma Arqam
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be sexually transmitted disease. Have one vaginal swab to check in the laboratory to exactly know the organism of infection. Have a strict hygiene. Wear soft comfortable undergarments. Use condoms to prevent transmission of infection. After collection of vag...  Read Full »
 
What treatment can I take for thrush during pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 weeks pregnant and have intense itching in the vagina. I assume this is thrush. It started two weeks ago. So, I used a pessary and cream and things improved. About five days later, it got worse again. So, I repeated the pessary and cream treatment. Things again improved but four...  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The test to be done is the high vaginal swab culture test (HVS) which can help isolate the causative organism and then the treatment should be directed towards the cause. The presence of itching and white discharge per vaginam do indicate thrush, but you have to und...  Read Full »
 
How to cure recurrent vaginal yeast infections?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been having recurrent vaginal yeast infections for the last six months. I have taken medications earlier. The gynecologist prescribed Azithral 500 mg in the beginning. After that, the doctor gave me tablet Orni-O. The first time it got cured. When it came back again, she presc...  Read Full »
Dr. Nidhi Rohit Jain
Fetal Medicine Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have repeated yeast infection, you require following investigations: Vaginal swab: Culture and sensitivity which will tell the type of infection and which medicine would be effective. Blood Hemoglobin Level: As females who are anemic (low hemoglobin level...  Read Full »
 
Is it normal to have vaginal pain while urinating along with stomach and back pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the inside of my vagina when I pee and lower back and stomach pain that comes and goes. Is this normal?  Read Full »
Dr. Uzma Arqam
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be sexually transmitted infection or pelvic infection. Have high vaginal swab urinalysis, urine culture. Strict hygiene. Soft comfortable undergarments. Use condoms to avoid sexually transmitted infection. Avoid cosmetics locally, just use a soft razor for hair...  Read Full »
 
May I know the treatment for vaginal infection?
Query: Hi doctor, I have got some vaginal infection. I feel itching, burning and some kind of cut and marks on my vagina. I would like to know the treatment for this. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Neha Singh Rathod
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist internally. Also, get a vaginal swab test done. I suggest you apply the Candid B cream (Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone dipropionate) locally till then. Please consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicin...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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