My RE recently scheduled me to get a cervical culture done before I start any Clomid. I know it is to check for certain problems in my uterus that could be causing the infertility, but what is this procedure? Is it like a pap? I would like to know what the procedure is about.
Cervical Cultures refers generally to any cultures taken from the uterine cervix, and specifically to cultures for:
Normally, these cultures are negative. Positive cultures should be treated, as asymptomatic carriers are common, particularly for chlamydia.
Other cultures sometimes taken from the cervix include:
General genital culture
Herpes simplex (HSV) culture
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