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Coliform bacteria in urine

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
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
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Urine bacteria: If the urine was collected correctly, bacteria in the urine is a sign of a urinary tract infection (uti). Urine is sterile and if there are bacteria i... Read More
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It might be infectio: Sometimes it is due to infection in the urinary bladder but it can also be due to poor urine sample collection. If you have any bladder symptoms like... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
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
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No risk, no worry: Urine doens't usually contain any harmless bacteria. Urine on skin is harmless.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Many species: We all have numerous bacteria on our skin and in the genital area. If a urine report just says typical skin bacteria, that just means that there are n... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Atypical bacteria?: Mycoplasma, ureaplasma, and chlamydia are examples of bacterial infections of urine that are not visible on urine exams and do not grow on conventiona... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Over active bladder: Bladder spasm, incomplete bladder emptying or overactive bladder can cause the sensation of constantly needing to empty your bladder. See your doctor ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Vaginosis: If your partner's vaginosis is sensitive to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) then it will work for you.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Urethritis : It appears you do not have gonorrhea or chlamydia. It is unclear what tests your urologist performed, so I cannot say you have no other infections. T... Read More

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