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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
School topic: If you start treating sick people, you'll quickly discover that people from cultures other than your own often (not always) have attitudes and beliefs ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: What was cultured and by whom? Hospital labs are the usual place for culturing human specimens and they are well equipped to read the results. The que ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It has live cultures of the species written on the package.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Academic discipline: What this actually means is teaching you how to communicate productively with people from "other cultures" who come to you for health care. ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Similar: In many cases the procedures for collecting a specimen can be the same for both. Ideally you want to avoid contamination with bacterial cultures. Wi ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience in Urology
Few.: Many require specific culture parameters. Most cases of std are treated empirically; and most infections, now, engage multiple causative organisms.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
30 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
High risk: Those with multiple sexual partners are high risk for chlamydia. Also anyone presenting with pelvic pain, fever, or signs of pelvic inflammatory disea ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bacteruria: Why was the sample taken? If you have no symptoms of a UTI such as burning with urination or frequency then don`t worry about it. That small amount ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Very well could be.: Coagulate negative staph can reside on the skin, so when a culture comes back with that finding one has to use judgment in deciding if the positive cu ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: Sputum is the mucus that you cough up. A culture means that the specimen (in this case sputum) is plated on a plate with growth medium and incubated ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
ID physician: S maltophilia is an organism of low virulence and frequently colonizes fluids used in the hospital setting and patient cultures. Serratia species are ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Culture of clinical materials for the presence of this organism are very accurate.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Urinalysis: Sounds like you may have had upper urinary tract infection without spillage of inflammatory cells into the renal calyx, so that although the bacteria ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Contaminant: Infection is when pathogens (bacteria for example) invade your tissues. This almost always produces signs which include redness, swelling, warmth and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Aerobic means it grows in oxygen. Anaerobic means the bacteria grow in the absence of oxygen. Whether bacteria are aerobic or anaerobic does not det ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes, some STDs: Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be cultured from urine. However, urine culture is not the optimum test for std diagnosis. There are specific tests for dif ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience in Pathology
No: If common bacteria and STDs have been ruled out then your chronic prostatitis is a matter of irritation that is common in young sexually active men an ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Riley Alexander
10 years experience in Pathology
No.: From your description, it sounds like the diagnosis was normal flora present. The bacilli and cocci with few WBCs are just describing that. Normal flo ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Stonyfield,Culturele: If you really want the benefits of lactobacillus acidophilus i advise taking it as a supplement, as most yogurts have little if any live cultures. Sto ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Special cases.: Urine cultures for viruses are uncommon tests that are performed to confirm the presence of a viral infection. Viruses are much more difficult to dete ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not unless tested: For the particular agent. Routine urine and semen examinations are not designed to detect HIV or other stds. Urine culture will pick up bacterial infe ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
What symptoms?: Pap smears are done routinely as a cancer screening test for all sexually active women. Hvs, herpes virus, i assume, testing would be dictated by eith ... Read More

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