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Doctor insights on: Gram Negative Rods In Urine

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What does lactose fermenting gram negative bacilli urine mean?

What does lactose fermenting gram negative bacilli urine mean?

Probably E Coli: There are many dozens of bacteria that can be lactose fermenting gram negative bacilli. This is just a classification scheme based on gram positive or negative; rod (bacillus) or cocci (ball); and what they grow on in a laboratory evaluation. Examples include e. Coli, klebsiella, enterobacter, citrobacter. ...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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A friend of mine has urine test & resulted rare gram positive cocci & gram negative bacilli-what does this mean? she has very high fever as well.

A friend of mine has urine test & resulted rare gram positive cocci & gram negative bacilli-what does this mean? she has very high fever as well.

Fever: OK...this is likely contamination of the urine source. In most infections there will be the predominance of one bacterial species causing the issue...and there will be many per high powered field. In her case, there are 2 types and only rare (per high powered field) and you didn't mention any white blood cells either. This doesn't look like much to my eyes. ...Read more

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Gram negative bacilli found in urine? does this mean a urinary tract infection? Doc didnt even mention it.i am urinating more frequently but no pain

Gram negative bacilli found in urine? does this mean a urinary tract infection? Doc didnt even mention it.i am urinating more frequently but no pain

GNB: A urine microscopy showing GNB may not be infection and can be a contaminant. Suggest a clean catch urine be done and a urine culture of needed but done right. Sounds like you have no symptoms and this may not be an issue. ...Read more

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10yrold burn & itch,no pain urinating..vaginal swab mod gram+cocci.many gram+bacilli,few neg gram bacilli, urine high leukocytes.Should I be concerned?

10yrold burn & itch,no pain urinating..vaginal swab mod gram+cocci.many gram+bacilli,few neg gram bacilli, urine high leukocytes.Should I be concerned?

Here are some ...: For a 10-y-o female, I would insist on obtaining another urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen if her history & physical exam by a pediatrician to confirm as one with a simple & clean history. Then treat and watch her as non-complicated UTI or fungal infection, etc. Otherwise, some imaging studies to further confirm nothing unusual in her genitourinary tract. So, see Doc timely. ...Read more

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10yr old burn&itch vaginal/anal, no pain urinating.vaginal swab=mod gram+cocci.many gram+bacilli,few neg grm bacilli,isol flora. high leukocytes urine?

10yr old burn&itch vaginal/anal, no pain urinating.vaginal swab=mod gram+cocci.many gram+bacilli,few neg grm bacilli,isol flora. high leukocytes urine?

Local yeast infection: some time local yeast infection may cause anal and/or vaginal itching. Monistate local cream application may help. If there is high leukocyte count in urine, she needs a urine culture to make sure there is no urinary tract infection (UTI) ...Read more

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What does "many gram negative bacilli" mean?

What does "many gram negative bacilli" mean?

See below: I assume you are referring to the gram stain of some type of secretion or wound. This means that there are many gram negative bacilli such as e.Coli, klebsiella, proteus, pseudomonas etc seen on examining the gram stained specimen under the microscope. The specific gram neg bacillus should be identified on the culture results. ...Read more

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What's a rare gram negative rods mean? It was taken vaginally via gram stain.

This could be normal: Bacteria are classified, broadly, as being gram-negative or gram-positive (retains violet dye color after staining--gram stain-- a lab slide with specimen on it). And either being rod (cylindrical/barrel shaped) or spherical (cocci) when viewed under a microscope. Gram negative rods are very common in the genital tract, and it sounds like you don't have too many. I say probably normal. Good wishes ...Read more

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What is gram-negative treating?

What is gram-negative treating?

Bacteria: Gram negative is not treating- it is a description of certain types of bacteria. ...Read more