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.
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Why is there a skin tag connecting via side of my vulva skin?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 22 years old and I have two children. No health issues. Around four months ago, I had sharp stabbing pains in my pelvic area, foul odor discharge, irregular bleeding, yellow or brown vaginal discharge. I am in my second year of being on the contraception implant Nexplanon. Due to m... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any other medical health issue or have been on medications? It is better to have a complete check and treatment if any health issue you have. Regarding discharge, it should be checked in the laboratory by sending a high vaginal swab to check which organism i... Read Full »
Kindly explain my vaginal swab culture reports.
Query: Hi doctor, I recently did a scan and do not know what it means. Please can you break it down word by word what the scan means so that I can get a better understanding to what it means. I will be looking forward from hearing from you. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The scan reports show that there is no fluid or collection inside the uterus (cyesis) (attachment removed to protect patient identity), no adnexal mass that is no cyst be it endometriotic or ovarian or any fibroids (being tumors) from uterus. But, there is collection o... Read Full »
I am HPV positive and got treated for CIN. Am I prone to VIN?
Query: Hi doctor, Before a week, I had symptoms of itching in the vulva area. Later, two sores or ulcers appeared. One on the clitoral hood and another one on the right labia minora. It burns when I urinate. I am HPV positive, and I recently got treatment for CIN before three months. I have attached the p... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is better to have full investigations as you already have a history of HPV (human papillomavirus) and treated for CIN (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia). When did you have your last ... Read Full »
I had a thick white discharge after the day I took a contraceptive pill. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, A thick white discharge came out from my vagina just after the day I took a contraceptive pill. What to do now? Is it a serious issue? Please suggest me some medicine. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem of vaginal discharge is not related to the emergency contraceptive pill. Excessive vaginal secretion can be due to candidiasis, diabetes, or long-term oral contraceptives. In addition, excessive vaginal secretions could be due to ovulation, sex desire or... Read Full »
I have been experiencing foul-smelling yellowish-green discharge from my vagina. What should be done?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing foul smelling yellowish-green discharge from my vagina. I am pretty sure it is a sign of something bad. I am just not sure. What should be done? Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would need some more information about you. It is better to have complete treatment for any health issue like thyroid, diabetes, and others. Have a balanced diet, weight, and BMI (body mass index). Walk, do yoga, and exercise daily. Include plenty of water, more fr... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain during sex. Penetration of any kind hurts me. The most painful are the inner lips especially on the right side. I get burning sensation inside too, but not very high. I had some bleeding last night and it stopped fairly quickly. We were not being rough either. I am on Dep... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have attached. There is loss of rugosity of the right labia majora and minora indicating that there is an inflammation. It was indicated by the shiny nature of the majora and minora ... Read Full »
Can taking multiple antibiotics cause redness and dryness of vagina?
Query: Hello doctor, Ever since being on multiple antibiotics for a persistent UTI a year ago, I have had vaginal problems. It was first a bout of yeast infections and then BV. I have tried many pills, external and internal creams, home remedies, and diet changes, but still, I have redness and dryness exte... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Sorry to hear what you have been through. I feel you are having an imbalance in the normal and abnormal organism growth. For a normal vagina, you need both normal and abnormal organisms. When you take too many antibiotics one after other, it kills m... 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 fou... Read Full »
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 resolve vaginal itching and dryness?
Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from itchy and dry vagina for the past six months. It has been on and off. Because of that I do not feel good and always in a frustrated mood. Please help me. Read Full »
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be due to fungal infections or any type of infection inside the vagina. This also can occur if you are on birth control pills as well as if nearing menopause. Keeping these in mind, first do a vaginal swab test. Then, I suggest applying candid vaginal cre... Read Full »
I have an irritating smegma on my labial folds. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a partial hysterectomy five and a half years ago. I still have my right ovary. Since a year, after my surgery, I have what seems to be smegma covering my inner labia. It is not in my vagina but covers the skin in the folds of my lips. I shower daily but stopped using soap 10 year... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had a history of recurrent yeast infections then get high vaginal swab culture test and check your fasting blood sugar and postprandial blood sugar. According to the culture report, the above is the treatment that should be given. Is your partner having probl... Read Full »