What is a vaginal culture

Jessica - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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At my next appointment i have to have a vaginal culture and i have no clue what it is...please inform me on what a vaginal culture is and what to expect

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Jessy - posted on 03/22/2010

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A vaginal culture is used to check for overgrowth of yeast or other bacteria. It is just a swab that they do when they do a pap smear. This is my understanding of it anyway. If you have had lots of urinary tract infections, kidney infections or yeast infections they will do this to try and figure out why. Hope this helps!!!

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Trisha - posted on 03/23/2010

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A vaginal culture just tests for any infections. Feels just like a pap just a little more pressure....

Sarah - posted on 03/22/2010

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A vaginal culture is like a pap. But they use a giant cotton swab and swab your cervix. They are just taking muscus sample. I had to have a few before.

Danielle - posted on 03/22/2010

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are you expecting? they usually do it to test for strep b. its no big deal they just want to make sure everything is good to go and if something is up its usually very easy to fix

Trisha - posted on 03/23/2010

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A vaginal culture just tests for any infections. Feels just like a pap just a little more pressure....

Sarah - posted on 03/22/2010

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A vaginal culture is like a pap. But they use a giant cotton swab and swab your cervix. They are just taking muscus sample. I had to have a few before.

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