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Seminal fluid result: microscopy: few gram +ve cocci seen. Few pus cells seen. Cultures: moderate growth of skin/commensal flora. Is it infection.
How to interpret sputum test results:
Few polymorphonuclear cells seen
No squamous epithelial cells seen
Mgt.: There is probably no infection related to this sample, but a culture can be sent to confirm. A cytologic analysis can also be performed to rule out malignancy. ...Read more
Natural event: This wording is often used to describe what happens when you take an antibiotic. The antibiotic will kill off the germs in the body compartments that are sensitive to it. But this will leave room for the other germs that are in that space (throat, gut, skin) to grow into the areas left by the dead germs. The term overgrowth reflects the idea that a specific germ is found in an increased proporrtion. ...Read more
Probiotics: "Pro"-biotics put good organisms into your gut (unlike "anti"-biotics which kill bacteria) & include: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacter, sachromyces boulardes, to name a few. Most are available over-the-counter & need to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. ...Read more
What's the difference between "normal flora" e. coli and the dangerous kind? Or do we simply get sick from flora that isn't our own?
Both can happen: The E. coli strains we all carry in our intestines usually are harmless and even benficial, but even these sometimes cause urinary tract and other infections, sometimes dangerous ones. However, the food borne types that orginate in other animals sometimes produce unique toxins not present in our own natural strains. These are the more dangerous ones that cause most serious food borne outbreaks. ...Read more
Hi I had a culture done I have the results I do not understand them could you tell me what the skin flora isolated scant growth is please?
CULTURE OF WHAT?
WHAT WERE THEY LOOKING FOR?
CHECK WITH THE DOCTOR WHO ORDERED THIS. . . ...Read more
Mixed flora: This sounds like a urine culture test which grew a mixture of skin bacteria as a contaminant, and does not represent a urinary infection. However, is you have symptoms (like burning or frequency of urination), then you should receive antibiotic treatment and send a second culture test. ...Read more
Mixed urine flora: Urine normally should contain salt, water and waste products. If there is infection then there should be more than 100000 colonies of one bacterium but if there are 2-3 different organisms in urine culture than it is called mixed flora and we generally recommend to repeat urine culture for better accuracy. ...Read more
Mixture of organisms: It is the same as in "fauna and flora". It is likely that the report read normal flora, or mixed flora. If what I assume is correct then it is not abnormal result. It would be helpful to have the whole report. ...Read more
A mixture of bacteria is normally present in the skin, mouth, colon, and vagina. What specimen was tested and why was the test done.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
It sounds like:
You are reading a report, possibly from your pap smear.
Coccobacilli are bacteria. It is a general name for many of the usual bugs/flora found in the vaginal tract. It refers to cocci--bacteria with a spherical, ovoid or generally round shape. The "shift" terminology indicates there may be more of a certain type than usually seen. This may indicate bacterial vaginosis, but more tests are needed. ...Read more
Careful; antibiotic=: against-life-thing; ie. poison judged OK for humans. Yet only a few groups/types (many subdivisions of these) exist, nothing (including combinations) kills everything. Response fades as susceptible cells are replaced by resistant cells within days. Probiotics=pills with millions of cells, many killed by antibiotics, though may help shift populations present. Complex, no clinical trials; science. ...Read more
I heard that probiotics taken daily have not been proven to be very useful (body attacks them as not its own flora). True?
ProbioticsPrebiotics: It's not easy to alter intestinal flora (bacteria) with probiotics alone. Even probiotic (healthy bacteria) have to eat. Your diet, environmental exposure, antibiotic usage can all alter your "microbiome." there is some evidence that even "dead" or expired probiotic formulations are helpful. Horizontal gene transfer (swapping of genes between bacteria) can still occur, thus conferring benefit. ...Read more
Source urine. Site:FINAL REPORT CULTURE REPORT COLONY COUNT= 1,000-10,000 MIXED FLORA AT FINAL READING. Means what please interperet 36 male?
Bacteria from bowel: Mixed means more than one species of bacteria eg e. Coli (most common bacteria both in bowel/stool & in utis), enerococcus, proteus etc. Are amongst others. Sometimes indicate a contaminated urine specimen because more than one type of bacteria is present, but can sometimes be cause of an uti. Culture always worth repeating if mixed. ...Read more
I got the results of my urine culture back and it says polymicrobial flora what does it mean? And how did I get it? Pls
It means: That there are more than three germs growing in the culture, and your urine specimen was probably contaminated from external sources, such as stool. If you are still having symptoms after you were treated with antibiotics, you need to obtain a clean catch or a catheterized urine specimen and send to lab for culture. ...Read more