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what does a lot of bacteria in urine mean ?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
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 infection.
Answered on Dec 5, 2017
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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 in it, you will need to have a culture sent off to find out what antibiotic can kill the bacterium that is causing your uti.
Answered on Apr 4, 2017
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