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I was just diag. W/ stool sample testing heavy growth of Enterococcus avium in my intestines. I am chronically ill with other infections. How do treat?
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Enterococcus: Enterococcus is a bacteria that lives in the intestines of many animals, including humans. It feeds on whatever nutritive pieces are left after digestive processes up to that point. Most importantly, it's anaerobic -- living without oxygen. Staphylococcus aureus (in your additional info) is a different bug. Here's an older article about enterococcus: http://tinyurl. Com/ph6b2n4. ...Read more
A Bacteria: Enterococcus is a genus of gram positive bacteria with multiple species. The bacteria generally live commensally in our intestines. However, there are certain strains that have become resistant to many antibiotics and can cause serious illness and need treatment by an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
Non-motile: It doesn't need any help -- it moves along with the flow of the tissue fluids. ...Read more
Genitourinary tract: Enterococcus is found commonly is stool - and for some reason now it is turning up in a semen culture. This could mean one of two things: a) the culture was contaminated or b) if you have symptoms relating to the GU tract, you could have prostatitis. Since male GU infections can take quite some time to treat properly, you'll need an ID doctor and/or a urologist to help. ...Read more
Is there a specific type of semen culture that provides quantitative results about enterococcus, in order to see medication effectiveness?
Go see your doctor: You shouldn't have enterococcus in your semen so however diagnosis was made, you can ask your doctor to repeat it to prove that you're cured. Typically, we identify bacterial organism via culture & sensitivity. That tells us what antibiotics the organism is sensitive to. If you can finish appropriate antibiotics as directed by sensitivities, then usually no need for test of cure. ...Read more
No: Fluconazole is an azole class antifungal with activity against fungal infections with Candida albicans and non albicans Candida such as tropicalis, glabrata, and parapsilosis but not Candida krusei. Enterococcus faecalis is a gram positive bacteria that lives in the gut of humans and some animals. When pathogenic, E. faecalis infections are treated with antibiotics like linezolid & daptomycin. ...Read more
NO: In order to have motility, they should have cilia all around body of the bug or flagella whip like structure at one end of the bug, enterococcus has neither so non motile, they move with media they are in or in contiguity and spread. ...Read more
Unfortunately no: The urine dipstick can show only evidence of blood--white or red blood cells, ketone, sugar, protein, urobilinogen, how concentrated urine is, and may hint at positive for bacteria, but cannot show what specific type of bacteria. Even the clinical urinalysis cannot do that--it is often requiring culture and sensitivity testing to id the specific bug. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What to do if I have enterococcus faecalis infection. Could this infection be making my body tired?
Site of infection: Enterococcus is a germ that can cause serious problems, especially in someone who may already be weakened by another disease. It would be important to know 'from where' the germ was found, and if it is actually causing disease... since it can occur in the GI tract normally and not cause any problems. If you have a blood stream infection, then I would believe it. Best to talk to an ID doc who knows ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have enterococcus faecalis infection. Could this infection be making my body tired?
Enterococcus: This germ is just one of many different kinds that in the 'wrong place' at the 'wrong time' can cause disease. If this germ showed up in your blood or urine, it might be responsible for feeling ill - which might include fatigue. It's best to find out 'from where' the microbe was isolated, then ask questions about that. You should be able to get treatment for a cure, and restoration of health. ...Read more
Enterococcus in semen cuture. Put on linezolid 600. feeling better after first dose. For how long should I take this?
Ask your doctor: Enterococcus is not something to mess around with. It is known to have serious antibiotic resistance. Listen to your treating physicians. ...Read more
I had a cervical swab and the report result is I have a moderate growth of Enterococcus faecalis. What is the treatment option?
Not so usual:
A spot for that. It is a common urinary tract infection that is well treated with ampicillan or amoxicillan generally. Would not expect a bacterial infection in the cervix and would expect signs of infection (red, sore, hot, fever, chills, sweats) if there is one.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more
If enterococcus doesn't need any help it moves along with the flow of the tissue fluids then does it mean this bacteria is motile?
I have frquent urination. My urethral swab cultiure report says 'enterococcus species isolated " what does it means? Does it can cured?
Unclear meaning: By itself, it doesn't mean much. A urethral swab is done to looks for urethritis caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia. It does not tell you whether you have a urinary tract infection. For that you would need a urinalysis and a urine culture. If enterococcus is causing a problem, it would be in the bladder, not the urethra. But it's unusual for a 24 year old man to have an enterococcal uti. ...Read more
Yes: Enterococcus faecalis: one of the most common bacteria found in chronic bacterial prostatitis and semen cultures. May be associated with recurrent UTIs or asymptomatic, yet have an adverse effect on semen parameters. Ampicillin or Amoxicillin are the drugs of first choice but do not penetrate the prostate as well as fluoroquinolones and TMP-SMX which may be alternatives depending on culture result ...Read more
CFU: If it were a catheterized sample it could be the cause of symptoms and be treated. Especially if nothing else grew. ...Read more
A lot of things...: 1. Different genus based on genetics 2. Different reaction when gown on sheep blood agar plates 3. E faecalis is found mostly in stool. 4. E faecalis is associated with healthcare acquire infections, uti's and intra abdominal infections while s. Pneumoniae is associated with pbeumonias, meningitis, and blood stream infections. ...Read more
A had bug bites and my dermatologist did skin culture which tested positive for enterococcus faecalis. Is that normal?
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