High Vaginal Swab: All you need to know
High vaginal swab is a technique to obtain a sample of vaginal discharge for microscopy and for culture and sensitivity testing.
According to the World Health Organisation, 180 million vaginal infections are recorded globally every year.
● Detects vaginal infections
● Lab tests are done on the sample vaginal discharge for diagnosis.
● Takes 2 to 3 days for the generation of results
● One among the 4 different results will be obtained namely; Normal vaginal flora, Bacterial vaginosis, Candidiasis, and Trichomonas vaginalis.
High vaginal swab tests are generally done to detect various infections such as candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas vaginalis that affect the vagina. You may have to undergo a vaginal swab test if you have irregular bleeding, vaginal or pelvic pain, or abnormal vaginal discharge.
Symptoms of the disease
People may experience:
Itching or swelling on the mouth of the vagina
Burning during urination
A general feeling of discomfort
Pain during intercourse
Self-care: You should practice good hygiene, avoid wearing tight jeans and not use any vaginal spray or scented soap.
Medication: Antibiotics, vaginal creams, vagina suppositories, and antifungal medicine can be used at the advice of your doctor.
Specialist: Talk to a gynecologist for any further queries or complications. Here at mfine, we take care of all your health needs and help you live a disease-free life.