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What to do if Enterococcus faecalis in the bladder, now longtime and cannot be cultured via urinalysis and has moved into the flanks, back of knees and back with extreme muscle weakness? Thank you

What to do if Enterococcus faecalis in the bladder, now longtime and cannot be cultured via urinalysis and has moved into the flanks, back of knees and back with extreme muscle weakness? Thank you

Septicemia: If the bacteria has entered your blood stream and is now causing weakness in your muscles you may need IV antibiotics. I would recommend that you see a doctor as soon as possible. You can also performa a virtual consultation with myself or another healthtap doctor using Prime services.

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...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.

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What causes enterococcus uti's other than feces? Or is that the only source?  

What causes enterococcus uti's other than feces? Or is that the only source?  

Healthcare acquired: Other than an ascending UTI from feces, instrumentation with less that optimally sterilized equipment or poor aseptic techniques of catheter insertion could also introduce this microbe into the urinary tract

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What propmems can untreated UTI (enterococcus) cause in pregnancy?

What propmems can untreated UTI (enterococcus) cause in pregnancy?

Infection: Can cause infection in your blood, infection around baby, premature labor.... Highly reccomend you treat it.

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I live in toronto. Doctors can't treat my UTI since 2009. Found enterococcus, used amoxicillin over and over. Who can help me in ny state or close?

I live in toronto. Doctors can't treat my UTI since 2009. Found enterococcus, used amoxicillin over and over. Who can help me in ny state or close?

Culture+sensitivity: Enterococcus utis can be a very difficult to treat if caused by a vancomycin resistant strain. Many labs do not do sensitivity testing on +ve enterococcus urine culture because most respond to amoxicillin, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) + nitrofurantoin. So sensitivity testing of culture must be requested. Your utis may be complex. Have u seen a urologist? Toronto has superb urologists, should be no need to go south.

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What problems can untreated UTI cause during pregnancy? (enterococcus) 

Several: If left untreated and ascends, pyelonephritis (kidney infection) can occur even leading to sepsis. Urinary tract infection can also lead to preterm labor and delivery.

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Pregnant w enterococcus UTI greater than 100, 000. Antibiotics necessary? Macrobid good choice? Causes of enterococcus?  

Pregnant w enterococcus UTI greater than 100, 000. Antibiotics necessary? Macrobid good choice? Causes of enterococcus?  

Yes: Yes... Would reccomend treatment... Antibiotic of choice depends on culture and what it is sensitive to... Comes from poor hygiene and wiping stool into vaginal area and or rectal sex.

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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.

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I have enterococcus urinary tract infection. I've heard UTI can cause miscarriage. How can UTI cause miscarriage an how likely is it? I'm 10w pregnant

I have enterococcus urinary tract infection. I've heard UTI can cause miscarriage. How can UTI cause miscarriage an how likely is it? I'm 10w pregnant

See professionals...: Please go to see your obstetrician for detailed general and specific advice concerning UTI and pregnancy. In fact, you're a woman after giving two births and should have more knowledgeable than the average. Of note, all medical care is based on the indirect evidence from available knowledge, skill, technology, drugs, and common sense; that is experience. Best luck. ..

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28 weeks pregnant, diagnosed with enterococcus species of bacteria at 10, 000 colonies/ml, have slight lower back pain. Do I need to be treated for uti?

28 weeks pregnant, diagnosed with enterococcus species of bacteria at 10, 000 colonies/ml, have slight lower back pain. Do I need to be treated for uti?

Possible UTI: I think it would be best for you to be treated. Yes, the colony count of 10, 000 is low, you do not report symptoms, and it could all just be contamination or colonisation...However...A UTI can cause premature labour, so there is a much lower threshold for treating possible uti's during pregnancy.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more