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HI there, I got a call from my doctor and she said that I need to come in and get another swab

By Anonymous December 5, 2012 - 11:10pm
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I got a pap test last week and she said that it came back clear but we need to do more tests because I have a lot of white blood cells (or puss is what she called it) on my results. she said this indicated an infection. I went in today and she wants to test for Trich, she says it is really hard to test for this. I am wondering if there is any other reason besides STD's that I would have a high amount of these white blood cells? I am married and surprised if my husband had brought home a disease. I know it happens but just shocked. Also is there any way I could have had this before I was with my husband and my symptoms are showing up now? BTW I do have symptoms that started in spring :( ps also negative for bacterial vaginosis. Which is what I originally thought I had.

Thanks for your time

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Thank you, I am aware of this information. My main question is could there be anything else besides an STD that would produce more than normal white blood cells, maybe just a regular infection? Thank you

December 6, 2012 - 8:06am
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Anonymous (reply to rbowie)

Many conditions can cause an abnormal pap test result. Such as an infection, STD's, cervical cancer and many other.  You need to discuss with your doctor, your results or any test she has performed. 

December 7, 2012 - 5:28am
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  The time from contact with the trich parasite until you get symptoms can range from 5 to 28 days. This is called the Incubation period. 


In women, symptoms include:

Changes in your vaginal discharge. You may notice a color or odor that is not normal.

Vaginal Itching, Pain during urination or sex.


In men, symptoms include:

An abnormal discharge from the penis.

Irritation of the tip of the penis.

A burning feeling when you urinate.


Here are some resources for you





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