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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Missing Context: You are not sharing with us the reason for the test and what your doctor diagnosed. Positive culture represents an infection.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience in Infectious Disease
None: Usually enterococcus are not found in semen culture. If one is found, it is abnormal and may represent an infection of the one of the genital organs.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Genitourinary tract: Enterococcus is found commonly is stool - and for some reason now it is turning up in a semen culture. This could mean one of two things: a) the cultu ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: You shouldn't have enterococcus in your semen so however diagnosis was made, you can ask your doctor to repeat it to prove that you're cured. Typicall ... Read More
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
19 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Need evaluation: Further evaluation by a fertility specialist or a fertility urologist is needed. Depending on the underlying cause, some treatments may be available.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience in Urology
Usually resolves: Get check for prostatitis.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Yap
13 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
No: In the US, your physician will need to order specific tests for things like gonococcus and chlamydia in order for those to be done.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: You might have mild chronic prostatitis. It may be difficult to treat and will probably remain mild. Ask your physician for guidance.
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A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Prostatitis: M of unknown age: Notes: I have chronic bacterial prostatitis.Had many midstream urine cultures,and 1 semen culture,which shows nothing but WBC in sem ... 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unclear question: What is ejsy? Urine microscopy may not be done if screening test results do not show an abnormality. Nad usually means, "no abnormality detected".
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Shouldn't need to: Your results show no evidence for infection, just the normal cells found in the vagina. No yeast , no bacterial vaginosis, no bleeding. If you still h ... Read More
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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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: A culture may show STD, e.d., urine or semen culture may grow gonorrhea organism. Usually the doctor would need to specifically request tests for spec ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Bibb
19 years experience in Pathology
Seek treatment: Your symptoms and positive culture warrant close follow-up and treatment. Vaginal infections may predispose to more serious infections and complicatio ... Read More
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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 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Strumeyer
32 years experience in Urology
Prostate also : Sounds like you already are being treated if you know that it is a e coli infections prob also a prostate infection and should improve with proper a ... 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 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Some: Gonorrhea may be seen in urine culture. Chlamydia and gonorrhea can also be tested by nucleic acid tests on urine.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Littlejohn
25 years experience in Urology
Yes : Wbcs (white blood cells) can be found in the semen in the setting of inflammation of the epididymis, seminal vesicles or the prostate.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
34 years experience in Critical Care
UTI: It sounds like there is an infection even if the culture is negative and colony count low. It may be partially treated and continued antibiotic cover ... Read More

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