Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Gynecology

Is this Critical?

03/15/2010

Question:

I found out i am positive on diplococci extrocellular. What does this mean? i have more than 1 month of menstruation. well,the first week of my menstruation was only spotting and then a heavy bleeding and then spotting again. i do have a regular menstruation. when i am having sex i felt pain.Could i still be pregnant? or do i need to undergo surgery?

Answer:

I am not sure what test you had that gave you those results. Diplococci means two small spheres. It typically is used when talking about the appearance of bacteria. Extracellular means outside of the cell. I don't think I can make any assessment of what they mean in isoltion.

For more information:

Go to the Gynecology health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated