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What exactly is enterococcus faecalis group d?

What exactly is enterococcus faecalis group d?

See below: There are many group d streptococcus species. Enterococcus is among them. There are 2 major species of enterococcus that colonize the colon and can infect people. These are enterococcus faecalis and enterococcus faecium. ...Read more

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What causes enterococcus faecalis in ones semen? What is it?

What causes enterococcus faecalis in ones semen? What is it?

Bacteria: Enterococcus species are bacteria that are common in the bowel and their presence in semen can be due to contamination from anal intercourse. ...Read more

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What causes enterococcus faecalis in your semen, semen culture was positive for light growth?

What causes enterococcus faecalis in your semen, semen culture was positive for light growth?

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

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Can fluconazole help treat enterococcus faecalis?

Can fluconazole help treat enterococcus faecalis?

No: Fluconazole is an azole class antifungal with activity against fungal organisms such as Candida albicans and non albicans Candida infections such as tropicalis, gal rats, and parapsikosis but not Candida krusei. Enterococcus fecalis is a gram positive bacteria that lives in the gut of humans and some animals and becomes pathogenic and treated with linezolid, daptomycin, ampicillin plus ceftriaxone ...Read more

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I had a cervical swab and the report result is I have a moderate growth of Enterococcus faecalis. What is the treatment option?

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

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What is the difference between enterococcus faecalis and streptococcus pneumoniae?

What is the difference between enterococcus faecalis and streptococcus pneumoniae?

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

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Is it possible to have WBC 0-5 and 90,000-100,000 CFU/ML Enterococcus faecalis in urin? Wouldnt the body have started the fight?

Is it possible to have WBC 0-5 and 90,000-100,000 CFU/ML Enterococcus faecalis in urin? Wouldnt the body have started the fight?

Possible.: Urine does not tell me about whether the body is fighting or not. In fact does not tell me if you are infected or not. Urine samples are difficult to collect and to calibrate. If you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection this lab would support infection and you should be treated. If you do not have symptoms I would suggest waiting and watching might be the best strategy. ...Read more

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Is there an antibiotic that will work to get rid of both enterococcus faecalis and mycoplasma hominis at the same time?

Dual Organisms: Yes, there are several. In your case, you had a reported culture and sensitivity (c&s) lab study that specifically tested the bacteria that have affected you with a panel of antibiotics. Since there is increasing antibiotic resistance emerging with many strains, only your individual c&s should be interpreted for you, not generalized to all patients. ...Read more

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Symptoms of enterococcus faecalis presence in sperm? I've also felt groin pain and minor testicle discomfort (both in left side)

Symptoms of enterococcus faecalis presence in sperm? I've also felt groin pain and minor testicle discomfort (both in left side)

Not related...: The left groin pain + the discomfort in left half of sac are not related with positive semen culture to grow enterococcus faecalis. To assess the described pain and discomfort requires analyzing their degree, duration, interval, progress, fluctuation, and potentially physical activities plus performing proper physicals on groin, back, sac and its contents with palpation and pressure, etc. ...Read more

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Can enterococcus faecalis infection in the prostate cause you to feel tired, achy, and muscle pains, etc ?

Can enterococcus faecalis infection in the prostate cause you to feel tired, achy, and muscle pains, etc ?

Possible, unlikely: A minority of prostatitis is caused by bacteria, but E. fecalis is one that can do it. Acute bacterial prostatitis is very painful, often with high fever. Chronic prostatiis causes discomfort in the prostate area, but usually no systemic symptoms. Your symptoms seem to fall between these extremes. My guess is they are unrelated to your prostate, unless due to anxiety about it. Discuss w/ your doc. ...Read more