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What does it mean when your urine is contaminated

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Negative test: This is a negative result. The urine specimen was contaminated with entirely normal skin or vaginal bacteria. This occurs when the urine is not a care... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Urine collection: With an antiseptic wipe wipe from the very top inside of your vagina downward. Using a sterile collection cup first begin to urinate into the toilet t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Very common: Gbs is common and generally doesn't cause health problems in adults, but could cause serious infections in newborns which is why we test for it. If f... Read More
Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Little concern: Group b strep is a very common bacteria in the vaginal tract that can sometimes be seen in the urine. It only becomes an issue when you become pregna... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Common germ: This is a germ commonly found in the GI tract and within the genital tract of females in 20-30% at any given time. It is occasionally linked to UTI's ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Bacteria : Bacteria is everywhere. Pseudomonas is not normal body flora but can be found as close to you as your gym shoes. Typically >100,000 colonies sugg... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Antibiotics can make a urine culture negative (by suppressing or curing bacteria susceptible to them). However, they do not cause contaminated culture... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
There are certain cells in the sample which are associated with contamination. Please provide the UA and culture report. A virtual consult with Health... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Here are some...: Urine contamination with vaginal discharge is common if not collected carefully as instructed, especially in the sexually active with overweight leadi... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No bags!!: If there is a significant concern for a urine infection in a baby, a bag specimen should never be used. It's akin to pooping on an area before a cultu... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weber Chuang
Urology 26 years experience
Optimal collection : The best sample of urine is that which is collected at the time the Foley catheter is placed. However, if you have had an indweling catheter for som... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monique Ruberu
20 years experience
Culture: Often times pts are treated without a culture.... If this is the case your provider could be treating you for the wrong infection.... Ask them to chec... Read More