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In a nutshell, what is asymptomatic bacteriuria?

In a nutshell, what is asymptomatic bacteriuria?

Bacteriuria: Term refers to bacteria in the urinary tract and urine that does not cause symptoms. Normally the urinary tract is sterile and the urine is sterile. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (Definition)

Asymptomatic bacteruria is the condition of having bacteria present in a urine specimen, but no overt symptoms of urinary tract infection. This is common in elderly women and individuals with congenitally malformed or ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: asymptomatic bacteriuria?

What is the definition or description of: asymptomatic bacteriuria?

Definition:: Asymptomatic bacteruria is the condition of having bacteria present in a urine specimen, but no overt symptoms of urinary tract infection. This is common in elderly women and individuals with congenitally malformed or surgically altered urinary systems. ...Read more

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With asymptomatic bacteriuria what are my treatment options?

With asymptomatic bacteriuria what are my treatment options?

If pregnant...: The one caveat to dr. Edwards' fine answer is for pregnant ladies. If you are pregnant, then you should treat asymptomatic bactiuria as many women will progress to a full-blown bladder infection, possibly ascending to the kidneys. This is very serious when pregnant so we treat all bactiuria in pregnant ladies. ...Read more

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What is the cause of urine culture negative bacteriuria?

What is the cause of urine culture negative bacteriuria?

May be a: Problem in collection/transport (bactericidal agents in the container?, delayed transport to the lab? - urine specimens need to be processed within 2 h of collection). A selected fastidious bacterial agent may not grow in usual culture media. ...Read more

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WBC/HPF25-50, RVC/HPF2-5 Urine Epithelial Cells 1+No squamous epithelial cells 1+ Squamous epithelial urine bacteria 2+ urine moucose 1+ whatdoesitmean?

WBC/HPF25-50, RVC/HPF2-5 Urine Epithelial Cells 1+No squamous epithelial cells 1+ Squamous epithelial urine bacteria 2+ urine moucose 1+ whatdoesitmean?

Urine infection: Your urinalysis shows 25-50 White Blood Cells per High Power Field. The other values are either normal or just a little abnormal. This is very likely a urine infection. Do you have any symptoms? You probably need antibiotics.
Try to get a urine culture first. Your primary doctor can prescribe.
Consult me on Health Tap if you want to discuss more.
Dr. Long ...Read more

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Abnormal urine epithelial cell large number of urine bacteria hyaline cast high & mixed flora of 3 oraganisms. What does this mean?

Abnormal urine epithelial cell large number of urine bacteria hyaline cast high & mixed flora of 3 oraganisms. What does this mean?

Contaminated specime: The urine was clearly not collected using a clean midstream catch and is contaminated with vaginal secretions. A UTI with more than a single organism is a rarity and would have to be further evaluated by experts. Disregard these results, they mean nothing. ...Read more

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Abnormal urine epithelial cell large number of urine bacteria hyaline cast high & mixed flora of 3 oraganisms. What does this mean? How do I treat it?

Abnormal urine epithelial cell large number of urine bacteria hyaline cast high & mixed flora of 3 oraganisms. What does this mean? How do I treat it?

Ti is probably: Not a good urine specimen and is contaminated (not a clean catch) with the large amount of epithelial cells and multiple organisms. You need a better quality specimen to be tested. ...Read more

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Test results showed few urine bacteria is this bad? The doctor prescribed me some medicine to take but I had this infection since last year when pregnant

Test results showed few urine bacteria is this bad? The doctor prescribed me some medicine to take but I had this infection since last year when pregnant

Get urine culture: Bacteria in the urine can come from the skin. It is best to get a culture and identify the bacteria. That is good to tell whether it is from skin or the urinary tract. That also tells the doctor which antibiotic would work best. On your own you can take cranberry extract or pyridium (phenazopyridine). ...Read more

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Bloating, bubbles in urine (bacteria) pain in my Lower left abdomen, yellowish vaginal discharge, missed period, nausea, weight loss- uti or colon?

Bloating, bubbles in urine (bacteria) pain in my Lower left abdomen, yellowish vaginal discharge, missed period, nausea, weight loss- uti or colon?

LLQ / ammenorrhea: Would check HCG, may be pregnancy or ectopic associated with infection UTI or vaginal infection or PID (infection in tubes)- if it were colon would have diarrhea or issue with bowel movement would go to doctor or ER today. ...Read more

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If I have a asymptomatic herpes, should I take medication?

If you are sexually: Active you should take a medication to decrease viral shedding to prevent spread of the herpes which you can do even when you are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What causes an asymptomatic uti?

Here are some. ..: The degree of sensitivity and specificity to feel and the personal immune coping ability dictate how the patients with documented bacteriuria may feel themselfves. This condition tends to happen in some elderlies. For individual details, ask the tending doc timely. Best wishes. .. ...Read more

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Could endocarditis be asymptomatic?

For a time: The classic form of endocarditis is a bacterial infection of the lining of the heart. If the organism has low virulence, then the early stages of endocarditis can be entirely asymptomatic. Typically, over time, though, we believe that the infection worsens, eventually causing symptoms and signs. Fever, heart failure, new murmur, embolism are all potential signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Hepatitis a could be asymptomatic??

Yes possibly: And also shortlived. Many people who test positive will never ever recall when/if they had symptoms. ...Read more

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Does 'asymptomatic hyponatremia' exist?

Yes: This is explained in my prior answer on this topic, but the summary is that if the hyponatremia occurs slowly, it, ay be entirely a symptomatic, and found simply as a laboratory finding. Still, the cause should be sought. ...Read more

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Can you transmit HPV when you are asymptomatic?

Can you transmit HPV when you are asymptomatic?

Yes indeed: Most HPV infections are asymptomatic and are easily transmitted. The large majority of new genital HPV infections come from partners without symptoms. You cannot tell by looking whether a partner might have HPV; assume ALL partners have it. If you haven't been vaccinated, talk do your doctor about it. The vaccine prevents infection with 9 of the most troublesome types of HPV. Good luck! ...Read more

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What would cause hemoglobin to be 98 and iron 4 asymptomatic?

Iron deficiency: Anemia and iron deficiency in an adult male are a cause for concern and bleeding in the intestine needs to be ruled out. Do not wait for symptoms to develop. Please see your doctor at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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How to know if your HIV is coming out of the asymptomatic stage?

How to know if your HIV is coming out of the asymptomatic stage?

Please clarify: I am an HIV doctor and I have no idea where this question comes from or what context you are speaking of. First, are you HIV positive? Second, if you are HIV positive why are you not on medications? I know of no ethical doctor that would leave you untreated symptomatic or not. ...Read more

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Are there any risks for asymptomatic patients with brugada syndrome?

Brugada Syndrome: Absolutely! The person could die suddenly from an abnormal heart rhythm. I strongly recoomend that you read about this at:http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/brugada-syndrome/ds01142; and if you have ever fainted unexpectedly, had a really funny heart sensation, or have had anyone in your family die from an unexpected "heart attack" see your doctor and get checked out right away. ...Read more

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Could hyperinsulinism/hyperammonemia syndrome be asymptomatic until adulthood?

Hyper: It is extremely unlikely that you would be asymptomatic from either one of these condition or both. At 38 you are in adulthood and if you have either of these conditions, or think you do, you must see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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If a monogamus couple both have asymptomatic herpes, should they take medication?

Treatment Yes: If they have an outbreak yes. But, if the herpes is the same there is no need for suppressing viral shedding in the scenario you describe. ...Read more

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If abnormal tests in panel like ANA speckled at 40 did I ever have a disorder if asymptomatic at 60?

Not likely: Any lab test has false positives, and positive ANA in a 40 year old is not unusual. If you have no symptoms 20 years later, the ANA result was likely a false positive. ...Read more

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If you have an asymptomatic illness, does that mean your immune system isn't fighting the illness off?

Asymptomatic: If you have an illness that is asymptomatic then you should not feel the illness. Asymptomatic means no symptoms do it is hard to tell your sick. This would mean you immune system works. ...Read more

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I have asymptomatic wenckebach type 1. When I feel my pulse I feel it stop then start. Is that normal?

Yes it is normal: This type of heart block is not a serious or life threatening problem. It will be very typical to have skipped beats in this rhythm. I would suggest a 24 hour monitor of your heart rhythm to make sure there is no evidence of any other type of heart block or rhythm disturbance. Your primary doctor can easily order this test. ...Read more

Asymptomatic (Definition)

This is when a given condition is present but it’s not ...Read more