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normal bacteria in the urine

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Sorensen
21 years experience Urology
Contaminated specimn: Squamous cells on a clean catch means it was not really a clean catch. The squamous cells come from contaminating the urine collection by touching th ... Read More
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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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
25 years experience Urology
Dehydrated?: Dark urine is more indicative of poor hydration than infection. Although cloudy urine may suggest a urinary tract infection, other things can cause cl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Explanation : Urinalysis can be different quality. Clean catch usually contain a lot of bacteria and significant means only more or around 100000. Below this number ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Needs checking: Few bacteria on a voided specimen(as opposed to a catheterized specimen) is usually meaningless but a urine culture might be ordered by your doctor. T ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Metronidizole: This medication will darken urine as a usual side effect, nothing to worry about.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Cucalon
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Normal: Having a few bacteria in a urine test is perfectly normal. They come from the distal uretra. If you have other symptoms like burning sensation or freq ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
OK/keep checking,,: This is near negligible but it's good to keep checking. You've had bleeding after menopause, hormone therapy, and polypectomy and dnc, all of which c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
U/A w/micro RBC WBC: Could be a vaginitis -mycoplasma/ ureoplasma , BV which I have seen and can be asymptomatic. May consider Zithromax/Flagyl Could also be from kidney ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
No: The positive findings require a follow up perhaps with more detailed blood and urinalysis. The dr who ordered the test for you is expected to do the f ... Read More
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