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If the culture & sensitivity test shows that i have many gram positive rods seen. do this mean i have infection?

If the culture & sensitivity test shows that i have many gram positive rods seen. do this mean i have infection?

Positive cultures: The interpretation of a culture of a bodily fluid depends on many factors. Poor technique in fluid collection or processing can lead to false positive results. Positive cultures can represent colonization, rather than active infection. Only your treating physician can interpret these results in a meaningful way. ...Read more

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Lung infiltrate should have a culture and sensitivity? Antibodics without culture-sensitivity? O.K.?

Lung infiltrate should have a culture and sensitivity? Antibodics without culture-sensitivity?  O.K.?

Yes: The only way to get a definitive sample of the presumed stuff in the infiltrate is to stick a needle through your chest wall or stick a tube down your airway and get some through that route.Hacking up a lugie provides a contaminated specimen. Research provides us with guidelines on the best abx choices to make.Some times we just have to pick one and hope for the best. ...Read more

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Best antibiotic for urinary tract infection in male before urine culture sensitivity.

Best antibiotic for urinary tract infection in male before urine culture sensitivity.

Here are some ...: Before taking antibiotics, a detailed general / urinary history and urinalysis are minimally required for suspecting UTI if you have not had recurrent UTI. But, if you know when a UTI is coming by history after prior evaluation, both nitofurantoin & sulf/trimethorpim remain the most practical yet effective drugs for everyday UTI without antibiotics overuse / abuse. Ask Doc for detail. ...Read more

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I have penile discharge, feel like I have to pee! STD tests came out neg. Also negative on culture & sensitivity exam. Can it be trich? If not what?

I have penile discharge, feel like I have to pee! STD tests came out neg. Also negative on culture & sensitivity exam. Can it be trich? If not what?

Need more info: You could have trichomoniasis or another non-gonococcal or non-specific urethritis such as ureaplasma. I assume you have been evaluated for gonorrhea and chlamydia. I would recommend returning to the doctor for further testing and abstain from sexual contact until properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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My throat culture & sensitivity c/s report says "organism: moderate growth streptococcus viridans group" is this normal, i've white coating on tongue?

My throat culture & sensitivity c/s report says "organism: moderate growth streptococcus viridans group" is this normal, i've white coating on tongue?

Possible fungal...: Overgrowth. If you have cultures, you are probably already on an antibiotic for something. S. Viridens is a common oral bacteria that we all have on some level. Yours may be higher than normal but the white on your tongue could be candidiasis from a lack of "regular" bacteria that keep it down. Try 1/2 hydrogen peroxide/ 1/2 or mouthwash, brush your tongue, if no luck see a dr. May need nystatin. ...Read more

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Having pharyngitis for 4 months got throat culture sensitivity n CBC test show moderate bacterial growth had antibiotics doc gv me but still same?

Having pharyngitis for 4 months got throat culture  sensitivity n CBC  test show moderate bacterial growth had antibiotics doc gv me but still same?

Pharyngeal flora: Everybody has bacteria throughout their upper respiratory tracts. Very few of these have clinical significance, and very few that may need antibiotic therapy. Streptococcus pyogenes is treated to prevent the subsequent development of acute rheumatic fever. Do not know why or what you were given by your doctor, but you should definitely ask them. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What is culture and sensitivity report?

Kind of bacteria: Usually it detects what kind if bacteria is there and sometimes fungi. Viral cultures look for types if viruses. Sensitivity see what kind if antibiotic works best for that bacteria or what anti viral med works best for that virus ...Read more