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My grany wit BPH grade 2n urinary incontin wit chronic foleys cath. Fa past 2 tyms urine s leakn 4m penis rather via tube whch happens 3days aftr cathn?
Well I think you: Are saying your gradad has BPH and uses foleys to empty his bladder but he is still peeing thru his penis. Well using foleys does not mean you cannot pee thru your penis. But if there is leakage and incontinence this means that you might have to leave the Foley in for longer. I would consult the urologist taking care of your grandad. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
The numbers on any culture are the minimum inhibitory concentration. In simple english, can the abx kill the bug and if can be used. Try this link
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Minimum_inhibitory_concentration.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
Rx:ceftin 500mg tid 10 days po. Been told to do follow up urine c&s after the full course. How long do I wait before I do a c&s without abx left in me?
Urine culture: At least after 48 hours after the last dose of antibiotics, if you wait longer is ok. ...Read more
My test -a urine C&S test showed the result of component organism - my result was 2000 org/ml streptococcus agalactia group B, what does this mean?
I had a penil discharges I had a urine c/s the result its e coli and I took the antibiotic after that the results 1-3pus cell and still coming out?
Check for STDs: A discharge from the penis is almost always caused by urethritis, and almost all urethritis is due to STDs, especially at your age. The E. coli could be the cause, but you should also be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and perhaps treated for nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) if those tests are negative. However, rare cases are non STD, e.g. with E. coli causing prostatitis. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with kp in my urine c&s is it cureable I was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for 10 days I am panicking.
Take as prescribed: C&S (culture & sensitivity) results demonstrate what the specific bacterial infection is by 'growing' it in culture media and identifies it. In addition, the testing also determines what antibiotics the bacteria is 'sensitive' to, so that the correct medication can be used. If taken as prescribed, the infection should be 'cleared' after completion of the 10 days. ...Read more
I have pain on my left back on hip. The scanning report of kidney, bladder r normal, dr said it is uti, but the urine culture s neg what is the reason?
Negative C;S= no UTI: Ur correct in questioning diagnosis of UTI in absence of positive urine culture. Ur symptoms are likely musculo-skeletal. Did dr check ur spine, sacroiliac joints ; hips by inspection ; palpation? You might need conventional x-rays of lumbar-sacral spine ; pelvis. Dr probably suspected because u had a UTI 6 months ago. Might consider seeing rheumatologist or orthopedist. Good luck. ...Read more
Gross painless hematuria once for 24 hours. Leukocytes found in dipstick but Urine C/S neg. Should I go for immediate cystoscopy or wait and watch?
WBC 8.54, neutro 40%, lympho 51%, mcv 80fL. Sudden gross hematuria for 12 hrs, Urine C/S neg. Are the labs ok for my 5yr kid?
Need suggestions sporadic cloudy urine r/s kidney pain blood protein 8.1, urine protein 10mg, ESR 29mm all other blood and urine tests normal. Fu 1wk?
Rule out Stones: Normal urine test makes stone less likely. But would ultrasound your kidneys to rule out right side kidney stone. Cloudy urine is probably occurs on the days when you take dairy (milk, ice cream, shake, cheese) and vegetable-rich diet. The significance is that you may form phosphate stone this way. Cut dairy some to avoid kidney stone disease. ...Read more
Dribbling of urine after voiding. Sometimes it burns sometimes doesn't. No itching. Urine colour s normal. Does anxiety causes increased urination?
Several poss causes: Post void dribbling in a female can sometimes merely be related routine being retained in your vagina after voiding then will run out afterward giving you his symptom. Other causes include incomplete bladder emptying, overactive spastic bladder, or a urethral diverticulum. A urology evaluation may be needed. Yes anxiety is one cause of urinary frequency ...Read more
Urinalysis: When urine is tested in the office it is usually tested with a dipstick that changes color and gives us an indication of whether or not there is infection or other changes, Other tests include Microscopy/ Culture and Sensitivity. These tests tell us what type of cells there are, what organism causes the infection and what antibiotics it is sensitive to ...Read more
Abbreviations: The abbreviations are as follows: M= microscopic (they'll have a look at the cells in your sample); C=culture (they'll put some urine on a blood-agar culture dish which feeds & grows any bacteria present); S=sensitivity (they'll add antibiotics to the edges of the culture plate to see which antibiotics kill the bacteria) ...Read more
Very light spotting 5 days with pain in back on right side and right side shoulder pain. Numerous negative urine tests. Why??? s
See doctor: As there can be a number of causes including infection. ...Read more
A friend had a 24 hr urine test & her #s we're 1250 she said if that # increases to 1500 they would biopsy her kidneys. What dose this all mean?
If a blood culture & a urine M/C/S are taken at the same time and both of them identify the same pathogen in the BLOODSTREAM then is the urine M/C/S likely to identify the pathogen more quickly or is there usually no material difference in the time?
No material differen: There is no material difference but if primary source of infection is in the urine in cases of urosepsis there may be higher quantity of Bacteria in urine and the organism may show on the culture a little earlier. And it depends when the culture plate is examined. Usually 12 to 24 hours and if negative again 24 hours later ...Read more
I went to the toilet and someone else’s urine splashed on my genitals. Is it possible to contract an sti this way?
After a urine m/c/s, my result says scanty growth of staph spp after 48 hours. Do I need to see a doctor and how bad is this result?
Urine retention, U/S shows mild prostatic enalrgement Doctor prescribed tamsulin, and recommend surgury if no improvement. When is surgury needed?
You have asked a difficult question. It all dependes on your symptoms as to retention or only slow stream. With mild enlargement, there is little to do at this time. It also depends on the response to the medication. Ask your doctor about a hormone blocker if appropriate such as avodart (dutasteride) This may be of some help
Make sure you see a urologist. ...Read more
Could a urine m/c/s identify a particular infection that two blood cultures may fail to identify in a case of suspected sepsis. Is this very unlikely?
If the source of the: Sepsis is the urinary tract (kidneys and bladder primarily), then urine c/s might identify the cause of sepsis and the best antibiotic to treat it. Kidney infection is a common cause of sepsis in certain groups of people. If the source of the infection is elsewhere, then urine c/s won't identify the cause unless the sepsis has spread from the bloodstream to the kidneys. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Depends on cause:
Acutely, many people with bladder infections have trouble with passing their urine and if promptly treated they do not develop kidney failure.
Usually when you cannot pass your urine chronically there is a blockage of the drainage system, from kidney stones, neurologic problems preventing the bladder from working, tumors or prostate disease. As a consequence kidney failure can develop. ...Read more
Dear doc I have tested blood and urine result is my S.G.P.T is quite high 155.3 u/l is there any serious problem? I am gating high temperature and body pain from past 6 days and it remains only for hour or 2 kindly suggest good diet for this situation
Male, 47, just finished 3 weeks cipro (ciprofloxacin) after recurring utis. No other symptoms, but occasionally have white stringy particle (s) in urine. Cause?
UTI: Recurrent UTI in a man needs a detailed urologic investigation for anatomic abnormalities or physiological or epidemiological features causing this. At the same time your urine can be examined to determine what the material you describe is. Without seeing this it is impossible to know. See a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Recently my urine and number 2 s both smell of warm wheat I also sometimes smell this out and about I've got retinitis and on antihistamines?
Period was supposed to start the 12th this week but hasn't yet. Only thin yellow stuff that look s like urine. Birthcontrol os on track. What's wrong?
Well it is the 16th: I would say so far you are missing your period. You should go see your doctor and get a blood pregnancy test to make sure. ...Read more
Last mens 12 dec-13. Bf came near vagina 27 dec-13. Hpt every week, neg. 12 feb'14 went to gyn, urine test neg, u/s no preg. Period irreg always. Preg?
Perhaps, and I am just guessing, you may need to see a counselor or therapist. You are in no way pregnant. You did not do anything to cause pregnancy. Yet, you keep doing pregnancy tests and demanding pregnancy evaluation at the doctors. Why?
If you are not having periods it is because you have stopped ovulating. This is the real issue and this is what the gynecologist should be helping with. ...Read more
Upper right ab pain under top right rib meets muscle. Normal CT w/ contrast, u/s, CBC, urine tests. Mostly when sitting/standing/deep breath. Ideas?
Last period 12 dec-13. Bf cum near vagina 27 dec13. Hpt every week, neg. 12 feb'14 went to gyn, urine test neg, u/s no preg. Period irreg always. Preg?
Doubt: The fact that you had several pregnancy tests that were all negative, and even an us that showed no pregnancy, than you would not be pregnant, but the lack of your period still needs to be evaluated and assessed by your gyn if it does not come back at your next scheduled cycle. Good luck. ...Read more