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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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Doctor prescribed vagmycin for enterococcus found 2 weeks ago. Is it possible for this bacteria to go away on its own or is treatment necessary?

Doctor prescribed vagmycin for enterococcus found 2 weeks ago. Is it possible for this bacteria to go away on its own or is treatment necessary?

Proper treatment: We live with bacteria all around us-some good/some bad, and a large proportion that are in the middle- just 'there'. With enterococcus, that's one of those bland germs that really doesn't do much. I would want to know 'what kind' of infection we're talking about- because that is the whole key. The finding of a microbe means nothing by itself, but needs to be related to the patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello, my girlfriend was diagnosed with enterococcus spp 10.000 after 7 day antibiotic treatment of ecoli in urine, what kind of treatment she needs?

Hello, my girlfriend was diagnosed with enterococcus spp 10.000 after 7 day antibiotic treatment of ecoli in urine, what kind of treatment she needs?

More details needed: So she initially had a UTI that was shown to have e. Coli in the culture and was treated for the e. Coli UTI for 7 days? At what point exactly was she then diagnosed with the enterococcus in her urine? Was this after the 7 day course of antibiotics or was this in addition to the original culture that showed e. Coli? We usually treat enterococcus UTI with Nitrofurantoin if not already tried. ...Read more

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After one month treatment of enterococcus in semen with augmentin and cipro, (ciprofloxacin) initial symptoms seem to fade, but slight pain/discomfort appeared on testicles during the last 2 days. Should I worry?

After one month treatment of enterococcus in semen with augmentin and cipro, (ciprofloxacin) initial symptoms seem to fade, but slight pain/discomfort appeared on testicles during the last 2 days. Should I worry?

Need cultures: This could be either orchitis (infection in testicle) or epididymitis (duct from testes out). These infections can be hard to treat. You need repeat cultures to asure infection is cleared and if not cleared to diagnose what infection is present & to twhich antimicrobial is best. Sometimes a long course of antibiotis is needed to eradicate. Should have partner checked & treated if infected also. ...Read more

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I've been battling an infection after a knee replacement for a little over a year. Is there a natural way to cure Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus?

I've been battling an infection after a knee replacement for a little over a year. Is there a natural way to cure Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus?

Oh my!: Very serious. The location of the infection is very important. If it is in your new joint, it may be impossible. In addition to taking your antibiotics right, it is important to make sure the rest of your body is able to fight infections well--e.g. proper nutrition, extra zinc, vitamins A, C, and D3 supplements, blood sugar and white blood count well controlled. ...Read more

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Can anal sex with wife cause ngu. All std neg. Azithromycin, doxy, and cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cure. Enterococcus found in semen. Can that be the cause?

Can anal sex with wife cause ngu. All std neg. Azithromycin, doxy, and cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cure. Enterococcus found in semen. Can that be the cause?

Yes: Many species of enterococcus are quite resistant to antibiotics. Anal sex without a condom will expose you to thousands of germs common to the digestive tract and when they enter and travel through your penile urethra they can cause infections. ...Read more

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Got diagnosed with enterococcus UTI while pregnant. Doctor gave me amoxicillin for treatment... I did some googling and it says different antibiotics?

Got diagnosed with enterococcus UTI while pregnant. Doctor gave me amoxicillin for treatment... I did some googling and it says different antibiotics?

Sensitivity results: Generally a urine culture identifies what bacteria is present and how sensitive it is to various antibiotics. Amoxicillin is a good choice for use in pregnancy; other antibiotics may be effective but not as safe. ...Read more

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After 1 month antibiotics treatment of enterococcus found in semen, pelvic discomfort/pain symptoms persist. Prostate u/s shows size of 15ml. Urine & semen culture clear of bacteria. What's next?

After 1 month antibiotics treatment of enterococcus found in semen, pelvic discomfort/pain symptoms persist. Prostate u/s shows size of 15ml. Urine & semen culture clear of bacteria. What's next?

Symptoms may persist: Irritation in the prostate, bladder or urethra may last longer than the infection. At that point it's called chronic prostatitis or cystitis. The first step is to recheck cultures, then your doctor may consider anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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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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Can fluconazole help treat enterococcus faecalis?

Can fluconazole help treat enterococcus faecalis?

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

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I have Enterococcus faecalis on my semen, help pls?

I have Enterococcus faecalis on my semen, help pls?

Usually: Means that you have it elsewhere too, such as stool, prostate, bladder. Get it treated--antibiotics are a must ...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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What to do if I have enterococcus faecalis infection. Could this infection be making my body tired?

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

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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

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What is enterococcus, and what it causes. Can this be cured?

What is enterococcus, and what it causes. Can this be cured?

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

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Is enterococcus motile or non motile, and for what reason.

Is enterococcus motile or non motile, and for what reason.

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

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Enterococcus found in vaginal swab. Can this be passed on to my husband through sex?

Enterococcus found in vaginal swab. Can this be passed on to my husband through sex?

Normal, not STD: Enterococcus is a normal bacteria in everyone's intestinal tract and often the genital area. Finding it in the vagina is not abnormal. It is not sexually transmitted, and anyway your husband already has enterococcus in his intestines and perhaps genital area. ...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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A had bug bites and my dermatologist did skin culture which tested positive for enterococcus faecalis. Is that normal?

A had bug bites and my dermatologist did skin culture which tested positive for enterococcus faecalis. Is that normal?

Contaminant: Any kind of bacterium can grow from the skin and it's often not the cause of the lesion. It's the dermatologist's decision whether to treat the bug with an antibiotic or assume it's just there and doing little / no harm. It'll depend how the lesion looks. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the nutrition process of enterococcus.

What is the nutrition process of enterococcus.

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

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What is the species of enterococcus found in semen culture?

None: Usually enterococcus are not found in semen culture. If one is found, it is abnormal and may represent an infection of the one of the genital organs. ...Read more

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Is enterococcus motile or non motile, if it is motile how does it move inside the body.

Is enterococcus motile or non motile, if it is motile how does it move inside the body.

Non-motile: It doesn't need any help -- it moves along with the flow of the tissue fluids. ...Read more

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Is there a specific type of semen culture that provides quantitative results about enterococcus, in order to see medication effectiveness?

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

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She has vre (vancomycin resistant enterococcus) -- what is this?

She has vre (vancomycin resistant enterococcus) -- what is this?

See below: Vre is vancomycin resistant enterococcus. Enterococcus is a type of streptococcus that normally colonized the colon and stool. Most strains are killed by the antibiotic vancomycin. Some strains are resistant to this drug and are thus called vre. ...Read more

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Can enterococcus be detected by common UTI test strips sold in pharmacies?

Can enterococcus be detected by common UTI test strips sold in pharmacies?

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

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Enterococcus in semen cuture. Put on linezolid 600. feeling better after first dose. For how long should I take this?

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