Vaginal Discharge (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, the health care practitioner will likely perform a pelvic examination, which includes examination of the external genital area and the insertion of a speculum to examine the vaginal walls and cervix.
Depending upon the examination, the health care practitioner may take swabs of the vaginal discharge for culture or for examination under a microscope to help define the cause of the vaginal discharge.
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