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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Talk to pathologist: The report is usually issued to your doctor, who should explain it to you. If you still have issues, you may contact the pathologist in-charge of the ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dhaval Shah
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Mixed urine flora: Urine normally should contain salt, water and waste products. If there is infection then there should be more then 100000 colonies of one bacteria but ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Urine culture.: For a urine culture, a sample of your urine is collected in a sterile cup and is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. It lets us know if there's a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Grow UTI bacteria: Tiny sample of urine is spread on a bacterial growth culture medium, e.G agar & placed in an incubator to grow. Positive urine cultures demonstrate co ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience in Urology
Urine dipstick: Usually not accurate enough!
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Incomplete: You have not reported to us the full report. It is missing the most important data. And, thus, it is impossible to answer your question.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Interpretation: A physician (P) ordered both the urine analysis and the urine culture. As I do not know the results, you need to ask the P who ordered the tests what ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
See answer: A urine culture/sensitivity (c/s) is used to identify the specific bacteria causing a UTI and the antibiotics the bacteria is sensitive/resistant to. ... 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: If you do not have symptoms of uti, don't worry.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
UTI: Bacteria that cause a urinary tract infection (UTI) make an enzyme that changes urinary nitrates to nitrites. Nitrites in urine show a UTI is present.
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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 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: hopefully the WBC , Bacteria and protein in the Urine will revert back to normal in your Urine Analysis!
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Normal bacteria: It's normal to have U. urealyticum in the genital tract. Once in a while it causes nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men, but generally harmless both ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: Theoretically, repeating urine culture is advised in 1 wk after completing antibiotics. But the info on how you have responded to antibiotics, if your ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience in Family Medicine
UTI: It looks like a urinary tract infection, to me. And, by the looks of the WBCs, it may be moving towards a kidney infection. You should see your doct ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Before taking antibiotics, a detailed general / urinary history and urinalysis are minimally required for suspecting UTI if you have not had recurrent ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Mostly: Nitrite reagent in dipstick works for most gram negative organisms, but does show gram positive bacteria like enterococcus, staphlococcus or streptoco ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
GYN: You will need a pelvic exam and if sexually active, STD screening. I suggest a formal medical ( GYN) urine analysis, culture and vaginal culture. If ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Coagulase negative staphylococcus species are normal inhabitants of everyone's skin. A bladder infection with these bacteria is not contageous.
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Urinary Tract: You have a bladder infection also commonly called a uti. You have been tested, what antibiotics are you on?
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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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Contaminant: Infection is when pathogens (bacteria for example) invade your tissues. This almost always produces signs which include redness, swelling, warmth and ... Read More
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A 100-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends...: But, unless the patient is on antimicrobials, putting a Foley catheter in a patient with n active, untreated UTI can cause sepsis.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Not really: The protein is an absolute number.>3 grams is bad.The volume of urine is not as critical at this early stage.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
13 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
See below : We usually do not treat positive urine cultures unless the person has urinary symptoms such as burning while urinating, urinating much more than often ... Read More
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A 86-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
UTI: Do not stop the antibiotic ,because you have urinary tract infection and the antibiotic should be taken for 10 -14 days then after antibiotic stopped ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Stress: Too many antibiotics and or stress are common reasons for yeast infections. The other thing to note is that you have not once told us anything specif ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Need more info: Have you had UTI in the past, have you had stones in your urinary tract, are you having any other symptoms, are you well hydrated. If this keeps up yo ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience in Urology
Urethritis vs prosta: Should be evaluated for urethritis vs prostatitis and treated appropriately. If infection/symptoms persist, then, further evaluation to assess for bl ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Voiding pain: This common for girls. The pain is often from the outlet, and in toddlers and younger girls is often due to soaps and other irritants that come in con ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: Call and let your doctor know, but sometimes depending on the lab your insurance requires your doctor to send your urine culture to, can take up to a ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Lots of bacteria: Gram + rods (or bacilli) are bacteria that stain with a special gram stain and also appear as rod-shaped (bacillus-shaped) under the microscope. Bacil ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
Cystitis: A positive urine culture for e coli usually means you have an infection of the lining of the bladder, a cystitis. That is what a "uti" is: a urinary ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
All is okay: Some use the bathroom frequently while upright whereas when laying down the urge decreases. If you have been drinking a lot of liquid during the day ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unlikely: Urine screening tests also look for other markers of infection like nitrite and leukocyte enzymes. If those were negative and urine culture had low nu ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Of course: Bladder or kidney stones is a common cause for blood in urine (hematuria).

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