Before application of acetic acid: Thick curdy white or cheese-like discharge sticks to the cervix. The cervix is congested.
Cervix before application of acetic acid:
Infective vaginal discharge: Strawberry appearance of cervix Cervicitis Polyp Bleeding on contact White patch Growth Ulcer Erosion
After application of acetic acid: The SCJ is fully visible. No acetowhite area on the squamous epithelium.
Blue line: SCJ
Green line: Outer limit of TZ
Cervix after application of acetic acid:
Squamocolumnar junction visibility:
Squamocolumnar junction location:
Determined eligibility for ablative treatment (if HPV-positive):
Histopathology: Not done
Remarks: Thick curdy white discharge of candida infection can stick to the surface of the cervix. Syndromic management of candidiasis is indicated. Application of acetic acid clears the discharge from the cervix.