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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No treatment needed: Lactobacillus is normal in the genital tract and can easily get into the urine and show up on culture. It's almost certainly not hte cause of your UTI ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Lactobacillus: It means contamination. Lactobacillus is good bacteria in colon and vagina. It is transmitted to urethra. No treatment in normal people. It can cause ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Urine culture: Would really need to see the results of the urinalysis, but from what you describe the Lactobacillus is likely to have been a vaginal contaminant, rat ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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... ask doc...: Lactobacillus is the main bacteria of vaginal normal flora to keep proper acidity inside vagina; so, this finding is simply related with contamination ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No treatment needed: These bacteria do not cause urinary tract infection. They come from your vagina or labia, i.e. the urine specimen was not a true "clean catch". THe po ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Barrere
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doubtful: Lactobacillus is an unusual bacteria for a bladder infection. It is a typical bacteria of the vagina, so this most likely represents a contaminated ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zafar Khan
57 years experience Urology
No it is not infecti: Lactobacilus is NORMAL organism which lives in the normal vagina. It fights infection and keeps vagina healthy. You need no antibiotics
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Need more info: The likelihood is that this is a contaminant. Need more info on results of urinalysis and the means by which this urine was collected. This organism ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Invalid result: The urine specimen submitted for culture was contaminated with vaginal secretions and the results are not interpretable. Get instructions from your do ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably no UTI: Lactobacillus is normal in the vagina and rarely if ever causes urinary tract infections. Most likely your urine was contaminaged with vaginal fluid. ... Read More

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