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what does significant growth of e.coli in urine culture means?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Urinary infection: A count of more than 100, 000/ml is usually indicative of urinary infection.

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A 34-year-old female asked:

How bad is a urine culture: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli?

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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
This is the cut off: Point for a bacterial growth from the urine sample to be clinically significant . However, it does not have any relevance as far as severity or prognosis
A 45-year-old member asked:

Urine culture has indicated "e.Coli grown".. What does this indicate?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
E.Coli UTI: Your culture results, from the information given, indicates that your urine culture has e. Coli in it. If the culture findings are > 100, 000 colonies, you should see a have your physician order an appropriate antibiotic to treat your uti.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I treat e-coli in urine culture?

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Dr. Sanjeev Bakshi
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Antibiotics: Based on results of urine culture/sensitivity, you will need to complete a 10 day course of appropriate antibiotics like ciprofloxacin (after evaluating for any drug allergies). Additionally, you would benefit by drinking plenty of fluids. Symptoms of burning may respond to medicines like pyridium (phenazopyridine).

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