Vaginal Swab Test
An infection could be an unpleasant and unwelcome guest to deal with! Not to mention the fact that when an infection occurs ‘down there’, you can do little to nothing to get rid of the discomfort, pain, and burning feeling that seems to have no end! What Does A Bacterial Swab Test For? A vaginal swab test is used to detect the culture and sensitivity of the vagina and to accordingly diagnose any impending infection that a female might have. In females, it is common to develop a vaginal infection due to several reasons. Therefore, it is highly recommended for all females to get routinely tested for different organisms to rule out the possibility of developing an infection such as Candidiasis, Vaginosis, and several others. Usually, a vaginal swab test is ordered when a woman experiences any of the following symptoms: Lower abdominal pain accompanied by vaginal discharge Itching around the vagina Burning pain while urinating Foul-smelling or discoloured vaginal discharge The test is a bit uncomfortable. A doctor will insert a small speculum and then use a cotton swab or stick to collect specimens of your vaginal discharge to test them out for any organisms. However, you should be assured that with these tests, it becomes easier to rule out several serious and life-threatening infections such as Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Herpes virus, and others.