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coliform bacteria in urine

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bacteria in urine: It may mean you have a urinary infection or the urine sat around for some time before it was examined. A urine culture would be more definitive for an ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Bacteria: The first possibility is that it is a "dirty sample" meaning that bacterial contamination took place and it was not a clean catch urine. In the event ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Inaccurate: Too dilute urine may not provide accurate results and not just for bacteria. A usual specimen for urine analysis is the first voided sample in the mor ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Urine odor: Urine is often odorless. There are some diseases like diabetes that may create odors in the urine and some bacteria that grow in standing urine may pr ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Depends: If the urine collection process was contaminated then cld be a contaminate. If done correctly and no Foley cather in place then probably not a contami ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Coagulase negative staphylococcus species are normal inhabitants of everyone's skin. A bladder infection with these bacteria is not contageous.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Urine cultures from patients with urinary tract infections frequently have greater than 100, 000 colonies of bacteria growing from each milliliter of ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fletcher Derrick
62 years experience Urology
No: Both men and women will have rare bacteria in a simple voided specimen . In the absence of other bladder sx usually has no significance. If the pt h ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
ECOLI: This is one of the most common causes of urinary and genital tract infections. It is found in many forms in the GI tract. The drug sensitivity will t ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacteria: Our body has all the skin and mucous membranes covered with millions of bacteria as part of our normal flora (population of organisms). These may inc ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Not likely.: While anything is possible in medicine, even this, it is unlikely. The vagina has an acidic environment the kills most bacteria so the uterus does no ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common germ: This is not the most common but is a common germ for urinary tract infections. It generally responds to a number of antibiotics.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Strumeyer
32 years experience Urology
Prostate also : Sounds like you already are being treated if you know that it is a e coli infections prob also a prostate infection and should improve with proper a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: You might have mild chronic prostatitis. It may be difficult to treat and will probably remain mild. Ask your physician for guidance.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: This is either UTI or vaginal secretions contaminating the urine specimen. Talk to your doctor.
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A male asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Prostatitis: Staph species can cause prostatitis but they are rare. If you are having symptoms consistent with prostate infection and your urine is positive for S ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Not really: In a normal urine, there shouldn't be any epithelial cells. Trauma or infection can cause them to be present. Few bacteria are not necessarily a bad ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The red specks: Would have to be examined microscopically to determine what they are.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Generally no.: Hpv generally infects the cells of the skin / mucus membranes of the anogenital region (cervix, vagina, vulva, perianal skin, anus, penis, scrotum). ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Ebv infection/mononucleosis does not cause pyuria.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You need the right: antibiotic for this. Urine culture would show all antibiotic resistances and sensitivities. Have your Dr choose a drug for which the bacteria are sens ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
If infection suspect: Checking for infection is general you rarely can suspect klebsiella but a culture grows 1 or more bacteria type. It is isolated in another culture an ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Likely contaminant: Viridans streptococci are commonly found on the skin and likely represent contamination in a urine specimen.

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