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What is oral flora?

What is oral flora?

Mouth bacteria.: There are various normal bacteria in the mouth. ...Read more

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Latero flora- good for what?

Latero flora- good for what?

Probiotics: "pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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What is overgrowth of commensalism flora?

What is overgrowth of commensalism flora?

Natural event: This wording is often used to describe what happens when you take an antibiotic.The antibiotic will kill off the germs in the body compartments that are sensitive to it. But this will leave room for the other germs that are in that space (throat, gut, skin) to grow into the areas left by the dead germs. The term overgrowth reflects the idea that a specific germ is found in an increased proporrtion. ...Read more

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Why is flora so good for diabetics?

Why is flora so good for diabetics?

Flora: After decades as an Endocrinologist I cannot think of a reason why flora could be good or bad for diabetes control. ...Read more

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My mixed flora number was 10, 000-50, 000 is that normal?

My mixed flora number was 10, 000-50, 000 is that normal?

Mixed flora: This sounds like a urine culture test which grew a mixture of skin bacteria as a contaminant, and does not represent a urinary infection. However, is you have symptoms (like burning or frequency of urination), then you should receive antibiotic treatment and send a second culture test. ...Read more

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What is mixed peri urethral flora?

What is mixed peri urethral flora?

Your query: Mixed flora means various bacteria are detected but no one species predominates. Usually, it is just the normal bacteria found in that area and not pathogens. ...Read more

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What's the difference between "normal flora" e. coli and the dangerous kind? Or do we simply get sick from flora that isn't our own?

What's the difference between "normal flora" e. coli and the dangerous kind? Or do we simply get sick from flora that isn't our own?

Both can happen: The E. coli strains we all carry in our intestines usually are harmless and even benficial, but even these sometimes cause urinary tract and other infections, sometimes dangerous ones. However, the food borne types that orginate in other animals sometimes produce unique toxins not present in our own natural strains. These are the more dangerous ones that cause most serious food borne outbreaks. ...Read more

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What is vaginal flora?

What is vaginal flora?

Normal germs: Flora is a general term describing the organisms which live in a particular environment. In the vagina these are mainly harmless bacteria like lactobacillus. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is flora good for diabetics?

Help docs? Why is flora good for diabetics?

Having healthy: Gi tract flora is important for everyone. It allows a good balance of necessary bacteria in the large and small intestines. That can help to keep you regular. ...Read more

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Uit culture showed mixed flora. Do I have uti.

No: No mixed flora is just a contaminant of the normal bacteria in the area. ...Read more

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What does mixed flora results for urine culture mean?

What does mixed flora results for urine culture mean?

Mixed urine flora: Urine normally should contain salt, water and waste products. If there is infection then there should be more then 100000 colonies of one bacteria but if there are 2-3 different organisms in urine culture then it is called mixed flora and we generally recommend to repeat urine culture for better accuracy. ...Read more

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What does flora culture mean? It was from a infection!

What does flora culture mean? It was from a infection!

Mixture of organisms: It is the same as in "fauna and flora". It is likely that the report read normal flora, or mixed flora. If what I assume is correct then it is not abnormal result. It would be helpful to have the whole report. ...Read more

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What is mixed bacterial flora present and what does it means?

What is mixed bacterial flora present and what does it means?

Where?: A mixture of bacteria is normally present in the skin, mouth, colon, and vagina. What specimen was tested and why was the test done.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Urine culture shows scanty growth of mixed flora. What does it mean?

Urine culture shows scanty growth of mixed flora. What does it mean?

Don't worry: Most likely its contaminated and either repeat culture with clean catch urine if symptom of dysuria present. ...Read more

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MIXED FLORA (3 OR MORE COLONY TYPES) what does that mean, urine test

MIXED FLORA (3 OR MORE COLONY TYPES) what does that mean, urine test

Contamination: When multiple different types of bacteria are present in urine culture it usually means that the specimen got contaminated with material in the genital area. It does not exclude urinary infection, but the results are not reliable. ...Read more

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What does PREDOMINANCE OF COCCOBACILLI CONSISTENT WITH SHIFT IN VAGINAL FLORA IS PRESENT mean?

What does PREDOMINANCE OF COCCOBACILLI CONSISTENT WITH SHIFT IN VAGINAL FLORA IS PRESENT mean?

It sounds like: You are reading a report, possibly from your pap smear.
Coccobacilli are bacteria. It is a general name for many of the usual bugs/flora found in the vaginal tract. It refers to cocci--bacteria with a spherical, ovoid or generally round shape. The "shift" terminology indicates there may be more of a certain type than usually seen. This may indicate bacterial vaginosis, but more tests are needed. ...Read more

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I take long term antibiotics will taking flora tablets. Will this help or make no difference?

I take long term antibiotics will taking flora tablets. Will this help or make no difference?

Careful; antibiotic=: Against-life-thing; ie. Poison judged OK for humans. Yet only a few groups/types (many subdivisions of these) exist, nothing (including combinations) kills everything. Response fades as susceptible cells are replaced by resistant cells within days. Probiotics=pills with millions of cells, many killed by antibiotics, though may help shift populations present. Complex, no clinical trials; science. ...Read more

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I heard that probiotics taken daily have not been proven to be very useful (body attacks them as not its own flora). True?

I heard that probiotics taken daily have not been proven to be very useful (body attacks them as not its own flora). True?

ProbioticsPrebiotics: It's not easy to alter intestinal flora (bacteria) with probiotics alone. Even probiotic (healthy bacteria) have to eat. Your diet, environmental exposure, antibiotic usage can all alter your "microbiome." there is some evidence that even "dead" or expired probiotic formulations are helpful. Horizontal gene transfer (swapping of genes between bacteria) can still occur, thus conferring benefit. ...Read more

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Source urine. Site:FINAL REPORT CULTURE REPORT COLONY COUNT= 1, 000-10, 000 MIXED FLORA AT FINAL READING. Means what please interperet 36 male?

Source urine. Site:FINAL REPORT CULTURE REPORT COLONY COUNT= 1, 000-10, 000 MIXED FLORA AT FINAL READING. Means what please interperet 36 male?

Likely contaminant: This is likely a contaminated urine specimen from not having a clean catch. Speak with your ordering physician to discuss the results in concert with your history, physical exam, and other lab results. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003751.htm ...Read more

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What does mixed enteric flora in urine means?

What does mixed enteric flora in urine means?

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. ...Read more

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Do doctors consider flora when diagnosing colon disease/disorders?

Do doctors consider flora when diagnosing colon disease/disorders?

It depends: There are many bacteria found in the colon normally. Some don't belong and cause disease. C. Difficile for instance causes pseudomembranous colitis. Other pathogenic bacteria can cause symptom of disease as well. ...Read more

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I got the results of my urine culture back and it says polymicrobial flora what does it mean? And how did I get it? Pls

I got the results of my urine culture back and it says polymicrobial flora what does it mean? And how did I get it? Pls

It means: That there are more than three germs growing in the culture, and your urine specimen was probably contaminated from external sources, such as stool. If you are still having symptoms after you were treated with antibiotics, you need to obtain a clean catch or a catheterized urine specimen and send to lab for culture. ...Read more

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Can I take biox4 for my digestive sustem and renew womens ultimate flora probiotics for my female issues at the same time?

Can I take biox4 for my digestive sustem and renew womens ultimate flora probiotics for my female issues at the same time?

Yes: No problem at all. There are many varieties of probiotics and they have a variety of benefits and it is safe and beneficial to take a variety of strains. There is no known negative interactions between different types of probiotics and no negative interactions between probiotics and medications. ...Read more

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Took a urine clean catch 36 male. Colony count = 1, 000-10, 000 mixed flora at final reading^L. Can you please interperet...

Took a urine clean catch 36 male. Colony count = 1, 000-10, 000 mixed flora at final reading^L. Can you please interperet...

Contamination: Unless you have symptoms of a bladder infection, it could be contamination. If you have symptoms of pain with urination, frequent urination, or urgent urination, then it may be a real infection with a contaminated specimen. With symptoms, urine also should be sent for chlamydia and GC. A repeat clean-catch with mid-stream urine after cleansing the head of the penis is also a good plan. ...Read more