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Alternative Names Wet prep Normal Values A normal test result means there are no signs of an infection. What abnormal results mean Abnormal results mean there is an infection. The most common infections are due to one or a combination of the following: Bacterial vaginosis -- bacteria that normally live in the vagina overgrow, causing a heavy, white, fishy-smelling discharge and possibly a rash, painful intercourse, or odor after intercourse Trichomoniasis -- a sexually transmitted disease Vaginal yeast infection Additional conditions under which the test may be performed: Atrophic vaginitis (associated with lack of estrogen)
Being that I am a urologic surgeon, I routinely perform surgery on patients for incontinence . Unfortunately, no surgery is without its risks and complications. Before surgery, I always review risks and potential complications with patients, but when a patient has a bad outcome, they are always surprised. Now, even if you do not get the outcome you were hoping for, there are options for you to improve your outcome. There are many kinds of incontinence surgeries, but here I am going to focus on mid-urethral vaginal slings . First of all, it is important that you let your doctor know that you are having problems or are unhappy with the outcome. One of the most frustrating things for me is when a patient comes to me after having been operated on by another doctor and now is seeing me to fix the problem. I am not saying that you don't have the right to seek help from another physician, but you should give your first doctor a chance to right things. Some people,...
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, three types of cancer can result in a women entering menopause and/or experiencing menopausal symptoms. I’ve already focused shareposts on ovarian cancer and uterine cancer (also known as endometrial cancer) so now it’s time to learn about the third type of cancer – vaginal cancer.
Fortunately, vaginal cancer is rare. The Mayo Clinic reports that this type of cancer occurs in the vagina, which is the muscular tube that connects the uterus with the outer genitals. PubMed Health , which is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, reported that the most frequent type of cancerous vaginal tumors are considered secondary types of cancer caused by the spread of another cancer, such as cervical or endometrial cancer.
Interestingly, primary vaginal cancer – which is when the cancer begins in the vagina - rarely occurs. When this type of cancer does occur, it typically starts with one of four different types of cance...
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