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Alpha Hemolytic Streptococcus In Urine
See below : We usually do not treat positive urine cultures unless the person has urinary symptoms such as burning while urinating, urinating much more than often, or bloody urine...The main exception when we do treat positive urine cultures regardless of symptoms is in pregnant women. Anyways you should definitely check with your doctor. ...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
No: Alpha hemolytic strep is usually a contaminant. ...Read more
Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? culture results: 10,000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100,000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli
Alpha hemolytic streptococcus are non pathogenic but streptococcus pneumoniae is grouped under this group. Why?
They're pathogemic: Alpha hemolytic strep are not non-pathogenic. They include the pneumococcus ( strep pnemoniae) and also viridans group strep. These all cause human disease. ...Read more
Urine culture - 10-49k beta hemolytic strep, group b - other gram positive organisms from urine. Can you interpret?
Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis?
All major std negative. Urine culture shows staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?
How do u treat urine positive for alpha hemolytic streptococcus and lactobacillus? positive nitrates
No treatment needed: These bacteria do not cause urinary tract infection. They come from your vagina or labia, i.e. the urine specimen was not a true "clean catch". THe positive nitrates may mean you have a UTI, but if so it is due to other bacteria that apparently were missed on culture. Discuss next steps with your doctor. ...Read more
Please suggest some medicines for beta haemolytic staphyloococcus aureus organism detected in culture. Infection in throat with mild pain.
Infection: Why are you asking us this question? Your doctor cultures your throat and will prescribe you the appropriate antibiotic. This is not a forum to enable self medication or second guessing of your primary provider. If you did not get the future throat a doctor, then you need to. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It is a common organism such as e. Coli. The bug by itself isn't dangerous unless it is a drug resistant strain, but you would likely see that in someone who had recurrent utis, indwelling urinary catheters, etc. Some people also harbor bacteria in their urine and do not necessarily have a UTI (called asymptomatic bacteruria). ...Read more
21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease.E-coli in urine.Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.
Advanced question: If resistance is seen with 2 classes of antibiotic drugs, an alternate antibiotic which e coli is sensitive to, will be chosen and the source of the infection- likely a chronic foley catheter- will be removed. You ICU team of doctors is the most appropriate group to ask this question, specifically the id specialist (if there is one in your institution). ...Read more
Common: Group b is strep is a normal bacteria in the vagina for three out of ten women. It is not caused by anything in particular and is not harmful to you unless it makes it way into the bladder and cause a urinary tract infection which should be treated. Pregnant women are tested at 35-36 weeks because while the bacteria isn't harmful to mom the baby could get pneumonia and very ill from group b strep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine pH 5, sp gravity 1.020,protein negative, RBC WBC and epethlial cell occasional,blood trace,uric acid crystAl few,bacteria occasional, what to do
Stop worrying: This is normal. Get a follow up next year or if you have symptoms. ...Read more
Hematuria: RBC in the urine could be either from the kidneys or the bladder(cystitis). Endothelial damage in the kidney can result in both hematuria and proteinuria. Protein content should be quanitifed to better understand its pathology,(Nephriti/Nephrotic). RBC's in the urine can accompany protein in the urine if the kidneys are injured. Protein will not be detected as a direct result of RBC in the urine ...Read more
Urine culture came back, protein urine +1, WBC urine 10-15, Bacteria Urine +1. On antibiotic for a UTI. Are these normal results just for a UTI?
I have a urine culture showing: Greater than 100,000 col/ml Group B Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus(Strep
agalactiae) . Sensitivity not What does it mean?
Probable UTI: Group B beta strep is commonly carried in the vagina, usually without harm, except if present during labor, it can cause serious infections in the baby. However, it sometimes causes UTI as well. If you have typical UTI symptoms (urineary frequency, urgency, burning) or high white blood cells in the urine, you should be treated. If not, maybe retest and don't worry if neg. Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more
Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...Read more
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