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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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I feel a sharp pain in my vagina after urinating. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I feel a sharp pain in my vagina after urinating.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 have a foul-smelling discharge from my vagina. What is it?

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 »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

2 months old baby girl is getting a thick milky white vaginal discharge. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-month-old baby girl is getting a thick milky white vaginal discharge from last week. We see it once or twice a day in her diaper and some stuck in the vagina. What may cause this? What treatment we should do? The baby was born prematurely.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please maintain a good hygiene for the child. Avoid diapers for a while till the discharge is gone. You can place the baby in a tub of clean water with some vinegar or baking soda for 10 to 15 minutes every day for 2 to 3 days. Dry the vaginal area thoroughly by patting...  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 It is better to have one local examination by gynecologist 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 pelvic ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my severe back pain following a cervical polypectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had cervical polypectomy and was told to expect brown discharge. Now experiencing cramping, minor bleeding, vinegar smell, and severe back pain, to the point that I am dizzy and nauseous. A couple of days earlier had a bunch of discharge that looked like dark reddish and orangish skin. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is normal to experience reddish brown discharge for 4-5 days post cervical polypectomy, but it should not cause any back pain per se unless there has been a secondary infection or vaginitis or bacterial vaginosis which is quite likely with vinegar smell. Flagyl (M...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It could be sexually transmitted infection or pelvic infection. Get a high vaginal swab urinalysis, and urine culture. Follow strict hygiene, wear soft and comfortable undergarments. Use condoms to avoid sexually transmitted infection. Avoid cosmetics locally, just use ...  Read Full »

My urethra and labia got suddenly sore and itchy with yellow-green discharge. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My urethra and labia were suddenly sore and itchy. Now it has a yellow-green discharge from the urethra. What medication should I use?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It could be a pelvic infection, sexually transmitted infection with or without urine infection. Have urinalysis, urine culture, high vaginal swab, strict hygiene. Soft comfortable undergarments. Sitz bath to relieve irritation (sit in warm water recurrently). Drink plen...  Read Full »

Spotted some tiny lifted and pointed white thing near my vaginal opening. Should I worry about it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old and a virgin. My opening of the vagina is completely white with some tiny lifted or pointy spots around it. I am noticing it for the past couple of years. I do not have any other problem like itching, bleeding or smell. So I have never consulted a doctor for this proble...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send a picture of it. As you are still virgin, you can have an intact hymen (small skin tag at the entrance of the vagina). White dry appearance occurs due to candidiasis with vaginal secretions. It gives you the presentation as you explained. Check your hemoglob...  Read Full »

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 »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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