There is very little chance of problems when collecting a sample of fluid from the cervix, urethra, rectum, eyes, or throat.
In rare cases, a person may suddenly get dizzy or feel faint (called Reference vasovagal syncope Opens New Window) because of fear or pain when the swab is inserted into the urethra.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 1, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease