Vaginal Swab Test Results?
Hello Doctor, please read the results of my V swab lab. Microbiology material of large gram-positive rods: (++++). Small gram variable bars: (++). Gram-negative bent rods: (-). Other: (-). Nugent score: (2). Impression: Gram smear shows normal vaginal flora || Microscopic fungi, results: No Yeast and Hifa / Pseudohifa cells found || Microscopic Trichomonas, results: No Trichomonas found || Are there any dangerous signs from the lab results? Can my vaginal discharge be treated? And are there any suggestions for medicines that I can take to eliminate this vaginal discharge? Please enlighten me. Thanks.
Good evening, thanks for the question
The conclusion that can be drawn from the results of your vaginal swab is that there are normal bacteria present in the vagina, while other possible causes of vaginal discharge such as fungi, trichomonas, and other pathogenic bacteria are not found. So it can be said to be still within normal limits.
Normally, in a woman's vagina there are gram-positive types of bacteria that act as a vaginal defense mechanism. The most normal bacterial flora in the vagina is Lactobacillus which is able to produce acid in the vagina and acts to suppress the growth of other pathogenic bacteria.
In order for normal vaginal flora to be maintained, the cleanliness of the vaginal area must be maintained by correct cleansing after urinating and defecating, using clean and routine underwears, and avoiding the use of special vaginal soaps. Vagian special soap is feared to change the acidic conditions in the vagina to become more alkaline so that normal flora bacteria cannot live and be replaced by pathological bacteria. Make further consultations with your doctor for the results of your vaginal swab examination.
So, hopefully it can be useful
Wassalam, Dr. Farah