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What does it mean when your urine is contaminated

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 41 years experience
You do not have symptoms, then no need to worry. It is probably contaminant from the surface and it is possible that it is Occasional bacteria.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
Internal Medicine 38 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 22 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
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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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 53 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 38 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
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
The report indicates that too many different types of germs were found to clearly indicate an infection. This finding implies contamination from commo... Read More
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