Users' questions

What is a normal Nugent score?

What is a normal Nugent score?

A score of 7 to 10 is consistent with bacterial vaginosis without culture. The Nugent Score is now rarely used by physicians due to the time it takes to read the slides and requires the use of a trained microscopist.

How do you get a Nugent score?

The Nugent score is calculated by an assessment of the presence of large Gram-positive rods (Lactobacillus morphotypes; scored from 4–0), small Gram-variable rods (G vaginalis morphotypes; scored from 0–4), and curved Gram-variable rods (Mobiluncus spp morphotypes; scored from 0–2).

What are Amsel criteria?

Diagnosis is commonly made using the Amsel criteria, which include vaginal pH greater than 4.5, positive whiff test, milky discharge, and the presence of clue cells on microscopic examination of vaginal fluid. Oral and topical clindamycin and metronidazole are equally effective at eradicating bacterial vaginosis.

What is the gold standard method for diagnosing bacterial vaginosis?

Although not technically a sexually transmitted infection, BV is a sexually associated condition. Diagnostic tests include real-time clinical/microbiological diagnosis, and the current gold standard, the standardized evaluation of morphotypes on Gram stain analysis.

What is a whiff test?

Whiff test. A sample of discharge is checked to see if a strong fishy odor is created when a special solution is added. A fishy odor usually means you have bacterial vaginosis.

What is the meaning of douching?

The word “douche” means to wash or soak. Douching is washing or cleaning out the inside of the vagina with water or other mixtures of fluids. Most douches are sold in stores as prepackaged mixes of water and vinegar, baking soda, or iodine. The mixtures usually come in a bottle or bag.

What is a wet mount used for?

A vaginal wet mount, also called a wet prep or vaginal smear, is a test done to find the cause of vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. Your doctor will usually order the test if you’re having symptoms like itching, a discharge, or pain.

What is the difference between a bacterial infection and trichomoniasis?

Bacterial vaginosis is caused by excessive growth of vaginal bacteria, while trichomoniasis is caused by a type of parasite. These are two completely different organisms with different physiologies and modes of reproduction. Significantly, trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection.

What are the symptoms of cocci bacteria?

Symptoms of Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Cough.
  • Fever.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Headache.
  • Night sweats.
  • Muscle aches or joint pain.
  • Rash on upper body or legs.

What is normal range for Lactobacillus species?

Lactic acid is produced by Lactobacillus which maintains the vaginal pH between 3.8 and 4.2.

Can you see chlamydia on a wet prep?

Wet mounts are not used to diagnose most common STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea. However, these vaginal smears can give your healthcare provider important insights about your reproductive health.