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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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: Urine doens't usually contain any harmless bacteria. Urine on skin is harmless.
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 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
22 years experience Family Medicine
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 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
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Symptoms? : No symptoms, this is within normal limits.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO: U have to have bacteria to have a bladder infection, sometimes the infection can be in the urethra or kidneys and not the bladder and sometimes you ca ... Read More
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