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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a culture sensitivity test for bv? Some doctors have said there is a test and other doctors disagree.
I took a urine analysis and culture sensitivity CT GT test some of my results are still pending but what bothers me is they showed moderate bacteria?
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
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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