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Sour odor bacteria in urine, normal?

Sour odor bacteria in urine, normal?

Urine odor: Urine is often odorless. There are some diseases like diabetes that may create odors in the urine and some bacteria that grow in standing urine may produce odors. Urine odor may have a strong ammonia quality as well. ...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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What does a lot of bacteria in urine mean?

What does a lot of bacteria in urine mean?

Urine bacteria: If the urine was collected correctly, bacteria in the urine is a sign of a urinary tract infection (uti). Urine is sterile and if there are bacteria in it, you will need to have a culture sent off to find out what antibiotic can kill the bacterium that is causing your uti. ...Read more

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What may cause a trace of bacteria in urine?

What may cause a trace of bacteria in urine?

Bacteria: The first possibility is that it is a "dirty sample" meaning that bacterial contamination took place and it was not a clean catch urine. In the event that it was clean, the presence of bacteria along with other markers, symptoms, and so forth would give a better picture. The presence of wbcs, leukocyte esterase, and nitrites are common in urinary tract infections. So more info is needed. ...Read more

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What is typical skin bacteria in urine?

What is typical skin bacteria in urine?

Many species: We all have numerous bacteria on our skin and in the genital area. If a urine report just says typical skin bacteria, that just means that there are no species present of bacteria that usually cause infection. ...Read more

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Can it be infection without bacteria in urine?

Can it be infection without bacteria in urine?

Sometimes: If UTI is due to mycoplasma, ureaplasma, or chlamydia, the urinalysis will not show bacteria since these bacteria are very small and don't even grow in usual cultures. (atypical bacteria) also, yeast UTI will not show bacteria since yeast is a fungus, not a bacteria. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause bacteria in urine? Can any docs explain?

Can herpes cause bacteria in urine? Can any docs explain?

Herpes Simplex: Is a viral infection. It is not bacterial. It normally would infect genitalia vice bladder. ...Read more

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If I have all the symptoms of a UTI but have had no bacteria in urine, what else can it be?

If I have all the symptoms of a UTI but have had no bacteria in urine, what else can it be?

Atypical bacteria?: Mycoplasma, ureaplasma, and chlamydia are examples of bacterial infections of urine that are not visible on urine exams and do not grow on conventional cultures. They are called atypical bacteria collectively. If Azithromycin course, that normally works, does not help, you may need a urologist eval since a cystoscope can visualize if ulcers or other abnormalities are present inside the bladder. ...Read more

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No blood / bacteria in urine but have a constant need to urinate. What could it be?

No blood / bacteria in urine but have a constant need to urinate. What could it be?

Over active bladder: Bladder spasm, incomplete bladder emptying or overactive bladder can cause the sensation of constantly needing to empty your bladder. See your doctor for treatment if the symptoms interfere with daily activities. ...Read more

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What does it mean when urinalysis says small blood and small bacteria in urine - without symptoms?

What does it mean when urinalysis says small blood and small bacteria in urine - without symptoms?

Normal: If around your period your urinalysis is normal. If this is not the case would recommend hydrating better and repeat in few weeks. ...Read more

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I went for a urinalysis but I drank a lot and my urine was almost clear colored. Will the test be accurate as to bacteria in urine? Or too diluted?

I went for a urinalysis but I drank a lot and my urine was almost clear colored. Will the test be accurate as to bacteria in urine? Or too diluted?

Inaccurate: Too dilute urine may not provide accurate results and not just for bacteria. A usual specimen for urine analysis is the first voided sample in the morning. Talk to your doctor about repeating the test. ...Read more

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My urine has an extremely high level of wbcs and blood in it. Urine cultures show no bacteria in urine. What can cause wbcs, blood, but no bacteria?

My urine has an extremely high level of wbcs and blood in it. Urine cultures show no bacteria in urine. What can cause wbcs, blood, but no bacteria?

See comment: What were your symptoms? Why was a urine test done? Negative culture means no bacteria, but it depends on how it was cultured...Tuberculosis needs special culture...Sometimes a foreign body like stone a polup may shed wbc, s ; rbc, s, yet culture can be negative! ;i
in medicine the most important part in tne diagnosis in the history. ...Read more

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I went to Dr then to ER and ER said I have bacteria in urine neutrophils is high and lymphs is low my blood is moderate what is that?

I went to Dr then to ER and ER said I have bacteria in urine neutrophils is high and lymphs is low my blood is moderate what is that?

Not sure that: I understand everything you are describing here. Did the doctor diagnose some form of urinary track infection. ...Read more

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Daughter had bacteria in urine but urine culture cam back negative was sent out to find exact bacteria but came back negative why is that?

Bacteruria: Unless they put a tube up into her and catheterized her to get the urine sample, bacteria form the skin and genital area can get into the urine sample. This is especially true in little girls where there are lots of nooks and crannies where skin bacteria can hide. They may see these bacteria when look at the urine under microscope, but they don't grow in culture in just skin source bacteria. ...Read more

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Are these bad results in my urine test or no? URINE EPITHELIAL CELLS-None seen Mucus, UA-Present BACTERIA IN URINE-Few

Are these bad results in my urine test or no? URINE EPITHELIAL CELLS-None seen Mucus, UA-Present BACTERIA IN URINE-Few

Not really: In a normal urine, there shouldn't be any epithelial cells. Trauma or infection can cause them to be present. Few bacteria are not necessarily a bad sign. There is a condition called asymptomatic bactiuria (which just means bacteria in the urine without there being an infection). I'm not very concerned about the mucus. This should all be correlated with your symptoms of course. ...Read more

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Does no bacteria in urine means no std?

No: You need specific test for each sexually transmitted disease. No bacteria in urine just means no urine infection. ...Read more

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Staph bacteria in urine, small amount, doc said he isn't worried about it but I am. How do you get that n your bladder?

Staph bacteria in urine, small amount, doc said he isn't worried about it but I am. How do you get that n your bladder?

Depends: Staphylococcus hemolyticus is a common cause of uti. Staphylococcus aureus truly in the urine is a potential harbinger of bad news. Other staph in urine may or may not be significant. Difficult subject to discuss in this space. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant and BP 160/80 (under nicardia retard 10mg), traces of albumin and Few bacteria in urine. Will it affect my baby and me negativity?

35 weeks pregnant and BP 160/80 (under nicardia retard 10mg), traces of albumin and Few bacteria in urine. Will it affect my baby and me negativity?

PIH: Having elevated blood pressure with protein in your urine needs to be evaluated by your physician. Please make an appointment to be seen. If you develop other symptoms go immediately to your labor and delivery unit at your hospital. ...Read more

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I am a male my female partner has bacteria in urine or vaginosis. For me the male will ciproflaxin treat me. My penis is shriveled and foreskin snug?

I am a male my female partner has bacteria in urine or vaginosis. For me the male will ciproflaxin treat me. My penis is shriveled and foreskin snug?

Something is wrong: Vaginosis causes an odor like stinky fish, but it does not affect the male partner. The typical treatment is metronidazole. Bacteria in urine should be treated if she has symptoms. If you have issues with your penis, see a urologist. Your problem, if you really have one, is not related to your partners'. You may need a dr for flank pain. ...Read more

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Creatinine level 2.56 to 1.59 after completing amoxicillin against md advice (no bacteria in Urine but wbc and rbc). Any possible explanation?

Yes: You are in kidney failure. That is why your serum creatinine is so elevated. You do not have any bacteria in your urine and that is why your doc said don't bother taking an antibiotic against a nonexistent infection. On the other hand, your kidneys have begun to fail. If you haven't been introduced to a good nephrologist yet get a good intro soon. You will be spending time with him soon. ...Read more

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What can cause reactive squamous metaplasia in male urethra? Non smoker with negative for bacteria in urine cytology and common stds. Hpv positive.

What can cause reactive squamous metaplasia in male urethra? Non smoker with negative for bacteria in urine cytology and common stds. Hpv positive.

Trauma, infection: Or hormones. Intermittent catheterization or indwelling catheters can induce squamous metaplasia, hpv, which is a std as well as other STDs can cause it. Estrogen pretreated men undergoing gender change have urethral metaplasia. Can be associated with bladder and urethral cancers. Sometimes harmless and of no known cause. ...Read more

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What can cause white blood cells and bacteria in urine. And having diarrhea with the pain in lower right absomen?

The most common: ..cause of white blood cells in urine is a urinary tract infection (UTI). Bacteria in urine may also, but not always, be from infection. UTI's need to be treated promptly to prevent complications. The diarrhea and abdominal pain concern me. Appendicitis and pelvic infections come to mind. Please get prompt medical care. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Small blood and Small Bacteria in urine seen, would this indicate a cancer? No symptoms. Post menstrual - does not have period anymore

Small blood and Small Bacteria in urine seen, would this indicate a cancer? No symptoms. Post menstrual - does not have period anymore

Unlikely: Cancer in the urinary or reproductive system can present as blood in the urine but there are many other things that at your age are much more likely and can cause bleeding too. Just make sure your doc follows up on this and if necessary sends you to an urologist. Wish you the best. ...Read more

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I had Urinalyses test two weeks ago and it showed RBC, Mucus and Bacteria in Urine I have pain and discomfort in my lower Abdomen and frequent Urination?

I had Urinalyses test two weeks ago and it showed RBC, Mucus and Bacteria in Urine I have pain and discomfort in my lower Abdomen and frequent Urination?

See urologist: You need to get examined ASAP. At your age, one needs to consider prostate or bladder cancer as well (especially you are or were a smoker). ...Read more

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Could hormone problems cause high blood pressure and excessive urination for 2 months? No bacteria in urine. Feel like peeing right after using toilet

Could hormone problems cause high blood pressure and excessive urination for 2 months? No bacteria in urine. Feel like peeing right after using toilet

See below: You have acute urethral syndrome. Please read the following from the National Institutes of Health: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1503818/? page=2
Please pay special attention to the last 2 paragraphs (page 4) which discusses treatment. ...Read more

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Have moderate bacteria in urine test but rest is all (_ve) e.g the RBC, leukocyte, protein or nitrate. Need for urine culture & antibiotic? 6months preg.

Have moderate bacteria in urine test but rest is all (_ve) e.g the RBC, leukocyte, protein or nitrate. Need for urine culture & antibiotic? 6months preg.

Probably not: Typical care for pregnancy includes a urine culture in early pregnancy. If that was negative and you have no symptoms, I wouldnt' treat at this point. Your obgyn can be more specifically helpful at your next visit. ...Read more

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I have white and red blood cells in urine and high white count in CBC but no bacteria in urine culture. Swollen lymph nodes in neck. Tire easily?

I have white and red blood cells in urine and high white count in CBC but no bacteria in urine culture. Swollen lymph nodes in neck. Tire easily?

Check type WBC: You need to see the type of white blood cells You cold have mono or Epstein Barr virus It gives you elevated lymphocytes and swollen glands. Sometimes you can have blood in your urine. Get the other blood tests done to check for mono or other viral infections. You also could have strep with elevated WBC with neutrophils along with swollen glands. See your PCP for more testing ...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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I have a little bacteria in my urine I'm 16?

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UTI vs STD: Urine is supposed to be sterile. And peeing/voiding is supposed to be painless. How do you know you have a little bacteria in your urine? Why were you checked? Most common cause of bacteria in urine is a urinary tract infection (UTI) either simple bladder infection or more complicated & serious kidney infection. Sexually transmitted diseases can also make your urine appear dirty. See your doc ...Read more

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What causes protein and bacteria in the urine?

Infection: Bacteria indicates a urinary infection, and at times you can get protein in the urine with an infection. There are other causes of protein in the urine by itself which usually are caused by one of many kidney disease states. ...Read more

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Why would you have bacteria and protein in your urine?

Why would you have bacteria and protein in your urine?

UTI: Bacteria will not survive in any appreciable number in urine in the absence of overt infection, and the protein is either the result of the infection damaging tissues with protein release, or the kidney's filtering mechanism is defective and leaking protein through the glomerulus. ...Read more

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It is possible that a sex toy cause bacteria to appear in my urine?

It is possible that a sex toy cause bacteria to appear in my urine?

Possibly: Sex toys are best regarded as a potential source of germs and should be cleaned regularly with this in mind. Depending on where and how the toy is used you can traumatize the sensitive pee hole and introduce germs into that tube that can find their way to your bladder. It is prudent to empty your bladder after any play session to reduce that risk. ...Read more

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What is gram positive bacteria result from a urine culture test mean?

Urinary infection: Bacteria usually originate from the bowel, vagina, or skin as normal flora of the host.
Gram-positive organisms can include
staphylococcus saprophyticus (causative organism in 5% to 15% of utis) and
enterococcus faecalis it means urinary infection related to gram positive organism. ...Read more

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Can having bacteria in your urine cause a false positive herpes test?

Can having bacteria in your urine cause a false positive herpes test?

Herpes tests: Bacteria in the urine should not affect a herpes culture or detection of herpes antibodies in a blood specimen ...Read more

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Our baby has effected klebsiella bacteria. Found from urine culture test. Is that serious?

Common germ: This is not the most common but is a common germ for urinary tract infections. It generally responds to a number of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Had urine analysis, pus cell 2-3, phosphorate (+++) and in other findings section bacteria (+) is mentioned. Is this report ok?

No it's not.,: You likely have an infection in your pelvic area, probably a uti (urinary tract infection). You've got bacteria in your urine with white cells. Your phosphate reading might be from bacterial production, or something else. You should see your doctor asap to get this worked up and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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