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.

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How to treat vaginal itching with discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I had vaginal itching (mostly on the inside, also a bit on the outside) and whitish-yellow discharge. I took yeast infection medication and right after that, the itching and discharge stopped. But now I again have some discharge and a small amount of itching. My period is three weeks ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, the symptoms continue for two to three days after the treatment. What medication have you taken? And for how long? Have you finished the treatment? Anyway, if the symptom continues, perform another vaginal swab to revaluate the infection.  Read Full »

How is a vaginal infection treated?

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

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 »

How can I get relief from pain after painful sex?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past two days, I had painful sex. It feels like it is going to tear down there. It became unbearable, and it is hurting a lot.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like you have some vaginal infection or lack of lubrication or foreplay which is causing the problem. Proper foreplay and adequate lubrication will help you get relief from the pain. However, if you have a doubt then get yourself checked by a gynecologist and g...  Read Full »

What is the yellow vaginal discharge after giving birth?

Query: Hello doctor, I gave birth to my son three months back. Shortly after the bleeding stopped I had a discharge coming out it had a tinge of yellow to it. A few weeks after that it stopped. It has recently started again. What could it be and should I be worried? It causes some cramping.   Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As now you are experiencing cramps it is better to send this swab for an investigation to a laboratory in form of a high vaginal swab. Collect the reports and discuss here or local gynecologist. Have strict local hygiene. Use condoms for sex to avoid transmission. So...  Read Full »

What causes pain during sex?

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 »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

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 on t...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for chlamydia infection?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I was diagnosed to have chlamydia. I am freaking out because I want to get it cured as soon as possible to prevent damage to my ability to have children later in life. Unfortunately, I am not able to get treatment from the nearby hospital for a couple of weeks. I was wondering ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Chlamydia trachomatis is a STD (sexually transmitted disease). You have got the infection from your partner so you both should be treated. Ideally, a vaginal swab test should be done to confirm the diagnosis. You have not mentioned whet...  Read Full »

What should I do for severe vaginal itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old married woman. I have severe itching in my vagina. What should I do ? Or why is it happening?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Severe itching inside vagina is likely to be due to a possible vaginal fungal infection called vaginal candidiasis. You should visit your gynecologist and get a high vaginal swab culture and speculum examination done for confirmation of diagnosis. Once co...  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 »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

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...  Read Full »

I have yellow thick foul smelling vaginal discharge. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a yellow thick foul smelling discharge. It has been a while but it seems to be a problem. My partner also mentioned that I have extra smell compared to his previous partners. Why is this?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from bacterial vaginosis which is a bacterial infection. This can be confirmed with a high vaginal swab culture and shall require a course of antibiotics for a week with avoidance of intercourse during treatment. Try using alkaline vaginal washes to...  Read Full »

I have IUD and felt a lump while checking the string .should I worry?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an intrauterine device. I was checking for the strings, and I felt a lump. Not sure if it is normal or not. I got my period today. I had my last period over three months.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to have one local examination by Gynecology specialist but better after periods. If vaginal irritation continues, then it is better to have a high vaginal swab, lump examination (may need biopsy or swab), cx (cervical smear)smear; You may have vaginal or...  Read Full »

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