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Rare bacteria in urine

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 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 49 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 51 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 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 54 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 50 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 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 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 24 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 member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 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
A member asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
You need a clean catch mid stream urinalysis. If it still shows RBCs pl see a Urologist
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
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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