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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

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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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. ...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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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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