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Treated with antibiotics for e-coli in urine. Colony count >100000.Present report shows same result but 2 high senstive drugs become resistant. Risky?

Treated with antibiotics for e-coli in urine. Colony count >100000.Present report shows same result but 2 high senstive drugs become resistant. Risky?

Obstruction: Resistent urinary tract infections suggest the possibility of an obstruction somewhere in the urinary tract. Consultation with a urologist is a thoughtful approach this pattern of symptoms; especially in males, who are less prone to urinary tract infections than females. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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I have e coli detected in my urine and been prescribed 300mg trimethoprim anti biotics. I have vagina odour. Will trimethopin clear this up as well?

I have e coli detected in my urine and been prescribed 300mg trimethoprim anti biotics. I have vagina odour. Will trimethopin clear this up as well?

UTI: You probably have cystitis (bladder infection) that is quite common in women and should clear with the medication you are receiving. Whether the vaginal odor will change depends upon its cause. If this is bacterial vaginosis trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole may not have an effect. You should go and be examined by a gynecologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I treat e-coli in urine culture?

Treat patient: First of all, we treat the patient, not the lab result. If the symptoms suggest urinary infection and the culture shows a dominant single organism, then the choice to use antibiotics along with other methods would be clear. ...Read more

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Is it often possible that klebsiella pneumoniae has been wrongly identified as e-coli in urine culture report?

Is it often possible that klebsiella pneumoniae has been wrongly identified as e-coli in urine culture report?

Unlikely: Speciation of bacterial colonies grown in a urine culture is pretty accurate. Of course, mislabeled specimens (e.g. From another patient) and other such processing errors can occur, but this would be uncommon. Your results are probably correct. ...Read more

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E.Coli in urine culture means it is in your bladder? What UTI or diseases can a person get if e.Coli has been diagnosed in urine culture?

E.Coli in urine culture means it is in your bladder? What UTI or diseases can a person get if e.Coli has been diagnosed in urine culture?

Cystitis: A positive urine culture for e coli usually means you have an infection of the lining of the bladder, a cystitis. That is what a "uti" is: a urinary tract infection. This can be serious, as it can spread up the ureters to the kidneys (pyelonephritis) and eventually if not treated cause kidney failure. It can also spread to the blood which can be fatal. See a doctor asap and get treated. ...Read more

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E.Coli in urine culture. What's this? Is this serious issue if not treated? Is it STD or infection? And how it can be treated?

E.Coli in urine culture. What's this? Is this serious issue if not treated? Is it STD or infection? And how it can be treated?

E. coli: E. Coli normally reside in the bowel, but not in the bladder or urine. It is not an std, but in sufficient numbers can cause a urinary tract infection, which usually can be readily treated with antibiotics. If a urinary tract infection is not treated, it can lead to more serious complications such as a kidney infection. ...Read more

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Been prescibed trimethoprim 300mg for e coli in urine. Suspected in vagina, offensive odour. Will antibiotics clear up vaginal e coli?

Been prescibed trimethoprim 300mg for e coli in urine. Suspected in vagina, offensive odour. Will antibiotics clear up vaginal e coli?

Vaginal odor: There are several common reasons for vaginal odors and without seeing you and the vaginal secretions it cannot be assessed effectively. See a gynecologist and get this appropriately addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Unable to sit by folding legs. If manage to fold then can't bring it back have pain behind knee area and hip area. Having e.Coli in urine. What's this?

Unable to sit by folding legs. If manage to fold then can't bring it back have pain behind knee area and hip area. Having e.Coli in urine. What's this?

See below:: I believe you have an urinary tract infection that you need to get treated; your knee problem sounds like a meniscal lesion or 2, causing all your knee/leg problems.
You should see your doctor for the urinary infection and an orthopod for the knee problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease. E-coli in urine. Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.

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

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Mild burning in anus end from inside, foul smell in gas had e.Coli in urine, no fissure or any stds. Could be due to exercise like squats or lunges?

Mild burning in anus end from inside, foul smell in gas had e.Coli in urine, no fissure or any stds. Could be due to exercise like squats or lunges?

Not squats: I don't know, but it's definitely not due to the exercises you're doing. When you say you have no stds, I assume that means that you haven't had rectal swabs sent for gonorrhea and chlamydia and you have a negative syphilis test? I would point out that it's unusual for a 24 year old male to have an e. Coli urinary tract infection. I'd want to know why that happened. ...Read more

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E.Coli in urine culture indicates what? Pain in testis and sometimes swelling in right testicular veins+hard&tender epididymis when urinate/pass stool

E. coli: Urinary tract infection may be indicated by the presence of bacteria in urine culture if present in large numbers (>100, 000/ml). The manner of collection and the symptoms experienced and the urinalysis are all essential components of diagnosis. Sounds as if you may have epididymitis. See a urologist and get evaluated. Good luck and feel better.. ...Read more

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Escherichia coli in urine how long does it take to clear up?

Escherichia coli in urine how long does it take to clear up?

Needs treatment: With proper treatment it will clear up in 5-10 days. ...Read more

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E.Coli in the bladder and urine - can you catch that from the toilet that person used?

E.Coli in the bladder and urine - can you catch that from the toilet that person used?

E. coli: A significant source of e. Coli is feces. Especially in women, with the short length of the urethra ; the closeness of the anus to the urethra, a urinary tract infection can be due to e. Coli infection from the person's very own e. Coli. While it is possible that e. Coli could come from another source like a toilet, it probably is not present in large enough amt or enough contact to be the source. ...Read more

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How do you get e-coli in your urine?

How do you get e-coli in your urine?

Travel up urethra: E. Coli species are the most common bowel bacteria and are invariably present on the perineal skin, no matter how well you wipe. They will be present in any urine temporarily trapped behind the labia and get "sucked" up the urethra during terminal muscle contractions at end of voiding. E. Coli around the urethral opening can be pushed up the urethra during sex. Hence advice to urinate after sex. ...Read more

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Urine culture has indicated "e.Coli grown". What does this indicate?

Urine culture has indicated "e.Coli grown". What does this indicate?

E.Coli UTI: Your culture results, from the information given, indicates that your urine culture has e. Coli in it. If the culture findings are > 100, 000 colonies, you should see a have your physician order an appropriate antibiotic to treat your uti. ...Read more

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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines. Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more


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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more