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Why was the pelvic inflammation not traced in urine and high vagina swab ?

Hello Doctor, i just had a Urine and High Vagina Swab test. In my urine test result, i have Epithelial cells of 0-2phf. No bacterial growth . Then for the HVS, i have 0-6phf for the Epithelial Cells, still with no bacterial growth. But i have been experiencing some pains in my lower abdomen like a T-Sectional pain. It sometimes climbs up towards my spine, my back. I did a pelvic scan and it shows the fluid retention in the pouch of AAAAAAA Also, it showed the presence of pelvic inflammatory disease . How come this was not detected in the Urine and HVS culture?
Asked On : Wed, 8 Feb 2012
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Hello. Welcome to HCM.
Your symptoms and scan reports correlate with the diagnosis of PID. However, it is not mandatory for urine and High vaginal swab to pick up PID as these tests do not completely sample the uterine adenexa which is affected mostly by PID. You should consult a gynecologist who will appropriately investigate for the presence and cause of PID. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 8 Feb 2012
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