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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
Pregnant w enterococcus UTI greater than 100, 000. Antibiotics necessary? Macrobid good choice? Causes of enterococcus?
Got diagnosed with enterococcus UTI while pregnant. Doctor gave me amoxicillin for treatment... I did some googling and it says different antibiotics?
No: Probably unrelated to uti.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ... ...Read more
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. ...Read more
4, 000ml neg rods.10, 000 entercoccus species. 06/26/13 was diagnoised w/esbl ecoli.12mo history of infections, uti, kidney infections esbl hard to treat should this new result be treated aggressive?
Urinalysis: Any urgent or a primary care office should carry out a quick urine dip to determine an uti. An official test would be a urine culture which takes longer. Otherwise your clinical symptoms such as burning, frequency, urgency, chills, fever and hestinancy would increase likelihood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: 1. Resistance of the bug that lies dormant and revives. 2. Rough sex. 3. Poor immunity. 4. Strange as it may seem a common cause is poor diet---too many calories that induce a relative vitamin deficiency. When cellular energy resources are compromised any organ's function can be impaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Antibiotics: Antibiotic treatment guided by a urine culture is the standard for treatment in kids. Many adults are treated based on the assumption which can be true, but you could be erroneous. You can have similar symptoms and not really have a bacterial infection. Ingestion of acidifying agents like cranberry juice has been advocated by some to suppress bacterial growth but the benefit is unclear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicines for UTI's: Oral antibiotics or antifungal agents depending on the infection. Certain antibiotics may be too strong for certain patients: eg women with simple bladder infections may be best treated with agents that are only excreted in the urine (such as Nitrofurantoin or monourol) to avoid subesequent vaginal yeast infections - treating a "small" infection with a howtizer may not always be the best answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From pyelonephritis: Severe kidney infections causing pyelonephritis, xanthopyelonephritis, kidney abscess or pyonephrosis (obstructed swollen kidney with pus) are all dangerous for bacteria to pass into blood stream, this leads to septicemia, which can result in death. An occasional severe bladder or prostate infection can do same thing. Immunocompromised subjects (with impaired immunity) are at greatest risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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