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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
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 + 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
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