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Hi dr, I have green discharge. Viganal swab test results are : scant gram positive cocci and bacilli. Do I have Bacterial infection? Thanks

Hi dr, I have green discharge. Viganal swab test results are : scant gram positive cocci and bacilli. Do I have Bacterial infection? Thanks

Maybe: There are many bacteria that are normal and desirable in the vagina including some gram positive cocci and bacilli. Without more testing such as a vaginal pH and whiff test and a culture for STDs, it is not possible to say if you have a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between gram positive cocci & gram negative bacilli?

Doctors, what is the difference between gram positive cocci & gram negative bacilli?

Gram stain: The gram stain has been used for a long time to classify bacteria according to the chemistry of their cell walls (and hence whether they are gram positive or negative.) Cell shape and growth characteristic are also useful in grouping bacteria until more full speciation information becomes available. The gram stain is fast, reasonably reproducible by trained personnel and the groupings useful 4 rx ...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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High vaginal swab result: scanty leucocytes & gram positive cocci, numerous gram positive bacilli, moderate epithelial cells. Result shows infection?

Not likely: Bacteria are part of the contents of the vaginal barrel. When infection is present due to bacteria there are usually large numbers of leucocytes and few epithelial cells. All told, however, test results are not always accurate, and best to discuss this with the doctor who ordered this to begin with. ...Read more

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Exposed to sick child, cold symptoms, but feel better. My nose culture, "rare gram positive cocci" and "few gram positive bacilli". Do I need meds??

Exposed to sick child, cold symptoms, but feel better. My nose culture, "rare gram positive cocci" and "few gram positive bacilli". Do I need meds??

Mgt: The culture will be finalized, and then the need for antibiotics better determined. Do you have a sore throat, thick nasal drainage or fever? In the meantime, nasal saline rinses may be used. If there is prolonged cough, a follow up is advised. ...Read more

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Occasional gram positive bacilli with occasional gram positive cocci in pairs and few epithelial cells means?

Depends: What was the specimen that was tested? Why was it tested? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Depending on the specimen, what you described may be normal. ...Read more

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Sputum culture showed normal flora. Gram stain showed mod. Amt of gram positive and neg. Bacilli and mod. Amt of gram positive cocci. Few wbc. Concerns?

Sputum culture showed normal flora. Gram stain showed mod. Amt of gram positive and neg. Bacilli and mod. Amt of gram positive cocci. Few wbc. Concerns?

No.: From your description, it sounds like the diagnosis was normal flora present. The bacilli and cocci with few WBCs are just describing that. Normal flora is a mixed population like that described. When one has an infection, the causative organism will predominate and will likely be the only thing present. There will also usually be numerous WBCs as these are your cells that fight infection. ...Read more

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My swab results show moderate gram positive bacilli. What does it mean?

My swab results show moderate gram positive bacilli. What does it mean?

Gram positive bacilli: It will be helpful to know what type of swab you are referring to. Gram positive bacilli are a type of bacteria (germs) that can cause infection in certain situation ...Read more

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Had my GRAM STAIN TEST : result is MANY GRAM POSITIVE BACILLI. What does it mean? I am infected?

Had my GRAM STAIN TEST : result is MANY GRAM POSITIVE BACILLI. What does it mean? I am infected?

Gram's stain: You had Gram's stain of material from where? Why? What are your symptoms? Generally Gram-positive bacilli are either Bacillus spp, Clostridium spp., or Diphteroids, but other things are certainly possible. This does not, in and by itself, mean that you are infected. Need more info. ...Read more

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How did I get Many gram - positive bacilli & PUS CELLS : Few in my vaginal swab test lately? I make sure I'm clean & shower 3 times daily but no douch

How did I get Many gram - positive bacilli & PUS CELLS : Few in my vaginal swab test lately? I make sure I'm clean & shower 3 times daily but no douch

Normal residents: The most common residents of the vagina are staphylococci and streptococci which are both Gram positive bacteria. White blood cells (pus cells) also reside in the vagina normally doing the job of keeping the vagina free of disease producing bacteria. (pathogens). This has nothing to do with your cleanliness. If you are itching or have a malodorous discharge then infection treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Positive for fungal spores gram stain:few gram negative bacilli in singles, few gram cocci in singles and moderate epithelial cells & pus cells noted?

Positive for fungal spores gram stain:few gram negative bacilli in singles, few gram cocci in singles and moderate epithelial cells & pus cells noted?

Sputum?: This sounds like a grossly inadequate sputum specimen, or one which was actually primarily saliva. The organisms seen are all part of normal oral flora, and this specimen should be repeated with an induced sputum specimen if the clinical situation warrants. ...Read more

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Nose swab tested positive for a gram negative bacilli and cocci colony. This was causing sore outbreaks on face. Took bactroban 2x daily for 10 days. Will bactroban eliminate both? Are these types of nasal colonies recurring? Or should I be fine now?

Nose swab tested positive for a gram negative bacilli and cocci colony. This was causing sore outbreaks on face. Took bactroban 2x daily for 10 days. Will bactroban eliminate both? Are these types of nasal colonies recurring? Or should I be fine now?

Probably unrelated: Those kinds of bacteria are not likely cause of "sore outbreaks on face". If this is due to any bacteria at all, I would be more suspicious of strep or staph. Bactroban (mupirocin) may help. However, you should also speak with your doctor about the possibility of herpes, which is an entirely different problem. ...Read more

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How could I get lactose positive gram negative bacilli?

How could I get lactose positive gram negative bacilli?

Normal flora: These live in everybody's gut. They are normal body flora, and for the most part your friends. They can get in the wrong places and cause infections. ...Read more

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My daughter 4 had a fever--urine results state she has small amount of hemoglobian and Lactose positive gram negative bacilli? Urinary tract infection

My daughter 4 had a fever--urine results state she has small amount of hemoglobian and Lactose positive gram negative bacilli? Urinary tract infection

Incomplete data: To properly label a 4 yo as a UTI you would need a clean catch or catheterized urine, and growth of 50, 000 colonies/unit on a properly plated culture media. Just having pee with a germ in it doesn't qualify. The common squat pee collected in some offices is part vaginal wash out and will contain skin contaminant germs. This might or might not be a UTI. ...Read more

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Meaning of no gram (+) nor gram (-) bacilli or cocci seen. Epithelial cells = 1-2/oif?

Meaning of no gram (+) nor gram (-) bacilli or cocci seen. Epithelial cells = 1-2/oif?

What was examined?: Is it the result of sputum exam or an other body fluid? It is likely not an abnormal finding. ...Read more