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Between 10, 000 & 50, 000 cfu/ml lactobacillus in urine culture. no other bacteria. wbc present. have symptoms of uti. contaminated or true uti?

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Dr. Martin Raff answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

The likelihood is that this is a contaminant. Need more info on results of urinalysis and the means by which this urine was collected. This organism is often in vagina or on perineum. Make sure you get an assisted clean urine midstream catch culture and correlate with ua and symptoms. Good luck.

Answered Oct 6, 2019

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Dr. Jane Van Dis answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Lactobacilli in urine is usually contamination. Wbc present could be a sign of infection. If you have symptoms, then consider asking doctor to treat you. Some other markers would be leukocyte esterase and nitrites as possible indicators of UTI in your urinalysis. Hope that helps, be well!

Answered Sep 26, 2020

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