U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 42-year-old member asked:

What does mixed enteric flora in urine means?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Bacteria from bowel: Mixed means more than one species of bacteria eg e. Coli (most common bacteria both in bowel/stool & in utis), enerococcus, proteus etc. Are amongst others. Sometimes indicate a contaminated urine specimen because more than one type of bacteria is present, but can sometimes be cause of a uti. Culture always worth repeating if mixed.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 50-year-old member asked:
What kinds of probiotics are enteric coated?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
Is ibuprofen enteric coated?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 22-year-old male asked:
Enteric coated aspirin or dolobid easy on the kidneys?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 33-year-old male asked:
Is it safe to split 400 mg enteric-coated Sam-e tablets and consume half at a time?
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jan 22, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.