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Culture Came Back
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you did not say what was cultured and where is the discharge from. If it is vaginal discharge, a small amount of discharge, as long as it is not foul smelling, may be normal. ...Read more
Possible: Testing in general is accurate, however there are always chances of false negative testing. This can vary from test to test, but generally describes the chance that a reported negative test result is actually positive. Re-testing can help decrease the chances of a false negative test. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: It is possible to have herpes (genital, oral, or shingles) and still have a negative culture or PCR test for the virus, especially if the outbreak is well on its way to healing. A blood test can check for infection, but a positive result says nothing about the part of the body affected or when infection happened. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Here are some...: How long & how severe have you urinary symptoms been? Do the degree of symptoms fluctuate along the use of coffee, bladder-irritant-containing foods or beverages, or certain activities, etc.? Consider OAB - on the course of IC? To put all these together correctly? Follow instruction in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Ask your doc or contact me; I can help. ...Read more
Went to dr. 2 weeks ago urine culture came back positive, was put on ciprofloxan (not really any relief). But cultures came back negative?
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Urine culture came back negative. I'm having trouble with urgency and frequency. What could it be?
GU irritation? : If not UTI something is still irritating your bladder so it reacts with the feeling of urgency to urinate even when empty. Irritation can come from stones in the bladder or from mass lesions around it such as fibroids or enlarged uterus or severe constipation (fecal mass im rectum). If none, check with a urologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How accurate is a bagged urine sample in a 2 month old uncircumcised baby? Culture came back postive.
If the culture : From the urine came back positive for more than 100,000 counts , then it is significant . If less than , it needs to be repeated , preferably a cathetetized specimen. Since your baby is only 2 months old ,all other factors will be taken into consideration as to how long to treat and if further diagnostic work up will be necessary or not. Talk to your Pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sputum culture came back as gram positive cocci...what could i have? ive had two rounds of antibiotics and im still coughing
GPC: Gram positive cocci refer to the description of the bacteria. The next part of the description that you did not mention is the grouping of the bacteria..like gram positive cocci in chains, clusters or pairs. That helps define what they are. In general GPC are staphlococcus, streptococcus and enterococcus species. ...Read more
I have had 4 uti's in 2 months. Cultures came back normal and it seems to not be responding to a variety of antibiotics. What can I do?
Sounds like: Your problem isn't infectious. You will need an evaluation for the other causes of bladder irritation, and this would be best done by a urogynecologist. You should be sure to be tested for sexually transmitted infection if you are sexually active, and most likely you will need a pelvic ultrasound and cystoscopy. There are medications and lifestyle changes that can help as well. Call MD 4 referral. ...Read more
When a culture sensitivities test is done for BV which antibiotics are tested? Regular culture came back negative but dr saw symptoms.not sex active.
Not relevant: I am not aware of a culture sensitivy for bacterial vaginosis as this is an inflammatory condition rather than an identified bacteria that is tested for sensitivities. The treatment is likely to help adjust the pH and flora to regularized the conditions in your vagina and bring you reflief ...Read more
If your urine culture came back negative do you need to still take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and if so Why?
Complete the course: If you start an antibiotic treatment to treat a presumed infection before the culture results are available then it is desirable to complete the treatment course even if the culture comes back negative to prevent any undetected germs from developing resistence to the antibiotic if they are exposed to an inadequate dose ...Read more
Why might there be presence of blood to appear on your urinalysis when the urine culture came back negative?
Taken 2 antibiotics for cystitis, but urine culture came back negative. Is it ok to stop the antibiotics as they are making me feel quite sick?
Be followed timely..: Was urine specimen for culture collected before or after starting antibiotics? If before, may stop it and be timely evaluated for refining diagnosis and treatment. Nonetheless, how to get the related things for right care done correctly has not need to be that hard by following advice in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you can work closer/ better with doc for medical care. ...Read more
Urine culture came back clean, however, (7 days later) I have a white discharge, strong odor and itchiness around outside. Extreme discomfort! ?
Tested positive on leukocytes in my urine with Azo urine test, but at the doctors the culture came back negative. But I don't understand how my urine ?
Urine WBC, UTI, STD?: The Azo urine leukocytes (WBC) test gives a clue about urinary tract infection, but that's all. WBCs can appear in the urine from vulva or vaginal fluids if not a good "clean catch" specimen. Discuss with doctor if you have typical UTI symptoms (urgency, burning). If not, retest and don't worry if leukocytes normal. STDs also can cause urine WBC with negative culture, so get checked if at risk. ...Read more
Yes: You could have kidney infection with no growth in urine culture if culture was done on antibiotics, the infection is atypical one (mycoplasma, ureaplasma, or chlamydia), or the infection came to kidney from blood (not ascending from urine). May benefit from ultrasound. It can show significant kidney infection and stones. ...Read more
Neg. Igm for herpes 1and 2. Positive IgG for herpes 1 and neg.2. I have blisters but culture came back neg. Who do I believe? What is a good test
No acute infection!: Good morning, negative igm and negative culture suggest that there is no acute infection. Positive igg shows that you have had past infection. Both tests agree in your case. There is another test polymerase chain reaction (pcr) which has been widely used recently. Tzanck smear shows the presence of herpes virus also. Rarely, more than one test is ordered by your physician - it could be expensive. ...Read more
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