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What does it mean if you have 50, 000 cfu/ enterococcus found in urine culture?

What does it mean if you have 50, 000 cfu/ enterococcus found in urine culture?

CFU: If it were a catheterized sample it could be the cause of symptoms and be treated. Especially if nothing else grew. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Urine culture came back: 50, 000-100, 000 cfu/ml of enterococcus species can someone explain exactly what this means and what sort of bacteria this is?

Urine culture came back: 50, 000-100, 000 cfu/ml of enterococcus species can someone explain exactly what this means and what sort of bacteria this is?

See answer: A urine culture/sensitivity (c/s) is used to identify the specific bacteria causing a UTI and the antibiotics the bacteria is sensitive/resistant to. Urine c/s is deemed positive if shows bacterial count of >1, 000 colonies/ml of a typical urinary tract organism. The large intestine and the perineal area serve as reservoir for pathogenic bacteria. E.Coli accounts for >70% of uti; enterococcus 5-10%. ...Read more

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Enterococcus sp 80.000 found in urine with slight back pain but no burning or pain on urination. Why is that? Is enterococcus common in infection?

Enterococcus sp 80.000 found in urine with slight back pain but no burning or pain on urination. Why is that? Is enterococcus common in infection?

E Coli in urine: 28 F MS notes: Enterococcus sp 80.000 found in urine with slight back pain but no burning or pain on urination. Why is that? Is enterococcus common in infection? ANS: either you have an E Coli UTI or you did not collect a clean catch urine spec. Very common cause of UTI. If no Sx would recheck with good clean catch urine before Rx. Esp if not previous UTIs. ...Read more

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Unpleasant feeling in urethra. Sti checks via pcr negative. Semen sample positive enterococcus faecalis. Not found in urine Can this cause urethritis?

Unpleasant feeling in urethra. Sti checks via pcr negative. Semen sample positive enterococcus faecalis. Not found in urine Can this cause urethritis?

Yes: You might have mild chronic prostatitis. It may be difficult to treat and will probably remain mild. Ask your physician for guidance. ...Read more

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I was told I have entercoccus faecalis in my urine. I took clindamycin for a week prior. Could that have caused it?

I was told I have entercoccus faecalis in my urine. I took clindamycin for a week prior. Could that have caused it?

No: Clindamycin is an antibiotic. It does not cause infection, except as a complication of treatment, and then usually clostridium difficile colitis. Enterococcus faecalis in urine is often a contaminant but would need far more information to give you further advice. Are you symptomatic? What did urinalysis show? Not due to clindamycin. ...Read more

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Urine culture detected enterococcus and pseudomanas. Antibiotics don't work. These bacteries can get transmitted to my wife with sexual ways?

Urine culture detected enterococcus and pseudomanas. Antibiotics don't work. These bacteries can get transmitted to my wife with sexual ways?

Unlikely: Uncommon for a man your age to have a complicated urinary tract infection. This may be from a condition called prostatitis. You had stated cystitis glandularis which can be seen with urinary tract infections. It is an inflammatory response in the bladder. Please see your urologist or primary care physician to further diagnose and treat your condition. ...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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How does enterococcus reproduce give me a brief explanation of it.

How does enterococcus reproduce give me a brief explanation of it.

Binary fission: Asexual method of reproduction seen in most of the bacteria, a single dna replicates into two cell membrane surrounds it, dividing into exact ones, doubling the population in brief time called binary fission, as you said is for book report you need to read your book ...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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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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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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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?

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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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

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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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I have frquent urination. My urethral swab cultiure report says 'enterococcus species isolated " what does it means? Does it can cured?

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

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Is ampicillin a good drug to treat enterococcus faecallis in the semen?

Is ampicillin a good drug to treat enterococcus faecallis in the semen?

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

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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 ...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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I have enterococcus aviam heavy growth in intestines. How to treat? Chronically ill. Need help.

I have enterococcus aviam heavy growth in intestines. How to treat? Chronically ill. Need help.

Need more info: You should be under the care of a gastroenterologist and maybe an infectious disease specialist. Enterococcus infections are serious. ...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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A Vag culture I had done came back with numerous coliform moderate enterococcus species how r those foynd in my vagina? Cause intense itching?!

A Vag culture I had done came back with numerous coliform moderate enterococcus species how r those foynd in my vagina? Cause intense itching?!

Stool contaminant: Such bacteria are found in all stools and are very likely a contaminant perhaps from wiping just a tiny bit of bacteria can contaminate A vaginal culture. Itching is probably not related to this and those symptoms and implies possibly a yeast infection or possibly an allergic reaction to some product that you have applied to the skin around that area. ...Read more

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Vaginal culture shows positive for enterococcus and e coli but my lactobacillus count is normal. Does that mean those 2 aren't causing a problem?

No usually: If you have those 2 bacteria you are having symptoms and need treatment u should not aha enterococcus or e coli in tehevagina normally no matter what your lacto count is. ...Read more