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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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Urine culture positive for chlamydia and mycoplasma. What does this indicate?

Urine culture positive for chlamydia and mycoplasma. What does this indicate?

Urethritis: You need to be treated with antibiotics. You should see your pcp for a prescription. You should also be tested for other sti such as gonorrhea, syphillis and hiv. ...Read more

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I had a negative urine culture for a UTI. I had chlamydia 6 months ago. Is it possible that my UTI symptoms are actually symptoms of chlamydia again?

I had a negative urine culture for a UTI. I had chlamydia 6 months ago. Is it possible that my UTI symptoms are actually symptoms of chlamydia again?

Yes.: Chlamydia can cause UTI with symptoms similiar to other types of UTI. Rate of recurrent urogenital Chlamydia can be as high as 30% in some cases so it is certainly reasonable to get retested to see if you have reucrrence. ...Read more

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Would urine culture & sensitivity test at first antenatal appointment show chlamydia ect? Midwife didn't give me a pap test but took blood and urine.

Would urine culture & sensitivity test at first antenatal appointment show chlamydia ect? Midwife didn't give me a pap test but took blood and urine.

Maybe: Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis or other STDs can only be detected if you look for them. Specialized lab material & personnel time is required. The routine prenatal urinalysis or culture looks for regular germs. Urine could be used to detect chlamydia & gonorrhea if they submit it for the extra testing. The blood could be screened for evidence of several germs (syphilis, herpes) ...Read more

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Freq. Urination with slight pain. Herpes neg. Chlamydia neg. Gonnorhea neg. UTI neg. BV Neg. Urine Culture Neg. Yeast neg. What else could it be?

Freq. Urination with slight pain. Herpes neg. Chlamydia neg. Gonnorhea neg. UTI neg. BV Neg. Urine Culture Neg. Yeast neg. What else could it be?

Maybe not infection: Since the question states that tests for infection have negative results, the cause of symptoms may be non-infectious. Such causes may include problems with the bladder muscles, the bladder or urethra lining, the rectum, the nerves that go to the bladder, etc... One's primary care doctor can do some more evaluation, and may refer to a urologist if needed. ...Read more

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Mild burn tip of penis after peeing. Chlamydia-GC, Urea/Mycoplasma, Urine culture tests clean. Ciproflox didn't help. Symptoms started after oral sex.

Mild burn tip of penis after peeing. Chlamydia-GC, Urea/Mycoplasma, Urine culture tests clean. Ciproflox didn't help. Symptoms started after oral sex.

Not an STD: Without urethral discharge, the chance of any STD is very low. STDs rarely cause such burning etc without discharge. Oral sex is particularly low risk, and virtually zero risk for chlamydia or mycoplasma. Any STD you might have had would have shown up with testing, and that it continued despite ciprofloxacin is additional evidence against infection. Almost certainly nothing serious. Maybe anxiety? ...Read more

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Had chlamydia 2 months ago and got treated. Still having epididymitis. Urine cultures are negative and no white blood cells. Could it be from healing?

Had chlamydia 2 months ago and got treated. Still having epididymitis. Urine cultures are negative and no white blood cells. Could it be from healing?

Recheck with doctor: Epididymitis this long after chlamydia is unlikely. If you had epididymitis when diagnosed -- i.e. marked tenderness and swelling of a single testicle -- follow up with the doctor who treated you. If it's just vague testicular pain, probably nothing is still wrong and it will fade with time. In any case, if you were treated properly for chlamydia, you can be sure the infection itself is gone. ...Read more

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Been having epididymitis for 2 months. Not chlamydia and urine cultures come back negative. Already took doxycycline, cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Zithro. What is it?

Been having epididymitis for 2 months. Not chlamydia and urine cultures come back negative. Already took doxycycline, cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Zithro. What is it?

Doubt epididymitis: Epididymitis doesn't persist for 2 months. It causes enlargement and tenderness of a single testicle, almost never both; and doesn't cause ongoing testicular pain for this long. So I doubt you have epididymitis. Non-response to those antibiotics is strong evidence you have no infection of any kind. Suspect chronic pelvic pain syndrome (see excellent Wikipedia article). Nothing harmful! Good luck. ...Read more

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How to interpret urine culture report?

How to interpret urine culture report?

Talk to pathologist: The report is usually issued to your doctor, who should explain it to you. If you still have issues, you may contact the pathologist in-charge of the lab that did the test. The issue is not suitable for this forum for an adequate explanation. ...Read more

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Can a urine culture detect stis?

Can a urine culture detect stis?

Some: Gonorrhea may be seen in urine culture. Chlamydia and gonorrhea can also be tested by nucleic acid tests on urine. ...Read more

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What are the differences between urinalyisis and urine culture?

What are the differences between urinalyisis and urine culture?

See answer: Urine analysis is using a dipstick to detect protein, blood etc and also lookig at the urine under a microscope to see cells and othe rsubstances to diagnose kidney problems
urine culture is incubating the urine to grow/reveal the type of bacteria to direct treatment. ...Read more

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How to interpret urine culture/ urinalysis?

Normal ranges: The urinalysis report should contain a normal reference range for each item tested. If there are any tests that fall out of that range, it will be flagged as abnormal. As far as a urine culture is concerned, if the specimen was collected correctly, any bacteria found would be considered abnormal and should probably be treated, especially if you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Can a urine culture detect herpes virus?

Can a urine culture detect herpes virus?

Herpes: No. Herpes can be detected by an actual smear from the ulcer or blood test. ...Read more

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Treat alpha hemolytic strep on urine culture?

Treat alpha hemolytic strep on urine culture?

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

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What can a doctor learn from a urine culture?

Urine Cx: Urine culture will show whether the patient has an urinary tract infection and the sensitivity of the bacteria to the commonly used antibiotics. ...Read more

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How bad is a urine culture: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli?

How bad is a urine culture: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli?

This is the cut off: Point for a bacterial growth from the urine sample to be clinically significant. However, it does not have any relevance as far as severity or prognosis ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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Urine Culture (Definition)

Tiny sample of urine is spread on a bacterial growth culture medium, e.G agar & placed in an incubator to grow. Positive urine cultures demonstrate colonies of bacteria which can then be identified. Such colonies can then be recultured in presence of various antibiotics to identify to which the isolated organism is sensitive. ...Read more