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AT WHAT LEVEL OF GM NEG RODS IN URINE DOES WARRANT ANTIBIOTIC

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
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57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Doubt it: If you have visible fungus balls in the urine, you would have problem passing them out without discomfort. Aside from the test results, do you have an ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Go back to doctor: There are non-infectious causes for this, and Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) may not cover some of the infectious causes effectively. You need to be re ... Read More
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
UTI: Do not stop the antibiotic ,because you have urinary tract infection and the antibiotic should be taken for 10 -14 days then after antibiotic stopped ... Read More
A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
MIC: This number is called the minimum inhibitory concentration (or mic). It means the lowest concentration of antibiotic that inhibits the growth of the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: Urine culture is usually not needed to check for effectiveness of treatment. A urinalysis is generally sufficient. A culture may be done if symptoms p ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood in urine: It is not unsualto see blood in the urine after a procedure, blood in urine does not mean you have an infection; however, you should check with your d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Flagyl (metronidazole) can cause a darkening of urine. This is generally a harmless effect when taking the medication.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Check for STDs: A discharge from the penis is almost always caused by urethritis, and almost all urethritis is due to STDs, especially at your age. The E. coli could ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it can: You are probably taking Flagyl (metronidazole) for bacterial vaginosis. Flagyl can cause a darkening of urine. This is generally a harmless effect whe ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Yes: Antibiotics excreted in the urine frequently give the urine a medicinal odor.
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