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Dr. Derek Isenberg
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
11 years in practice
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I had done my urine a c & s and no growth in culture but have scanty gram positive cocci . please advice me with antibiotics for the treatment?

Dr. Derek Isenberg
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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I had done my urine a c & s and no growth in culture but have scanty gram positive cocci . please advice me with antibiotics  for the treatment?

No antibiotics: based on the results of the urine culture, it does not sound like antibiotics are indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
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Scalp biopsy results from derm. show hair loss is from gram-positive bacteria. Treatment is doxycycline, but 3 weeks and zero improvement? Other ideas

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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46 years in practice
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Scalp biopsy results from derm. show hair loss is from gram-positive bacteria. Treatment is doxycycline, but 3 weeks and zero improvement? Other ideas

Other ideas.: Please contact your Dermatologist and see if this is a usual slow response or some other care is needed. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
14 years in practice
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Which is the most acurat antibiotic to killstap aueras cauglase positive mssa in prostrate and gram positive cocci .

Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
14 years in practice
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Which is the most acurat antibiotic to killstap aueras cauglase positive mssa in prostrate and gram positive cocci .

Prostatitis: MSSA Prostatitis is vey uncommon. Need to know sensitivities. In general mssa is sensitive to multiple antibiotics including penicillin derivatives. Bactrim, cipro and levaquin has better penetration to prostate comparing to others. Prostatitis especially chronic may require extended course of treatment: 3-6 months sometimes to see complete resolution of symptoms ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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I had a c & s done and say i have <10,000 gram positive cocci in urine. The urinalysis was clear. What did this mean. I'm also 32 we pregnant.

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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I had a c & s done and say i have  <10,000 gram positive cocci in urine. The urinalysis was clear.  What did this mean.  I'm also 32 we pregnant.

Negative: It means you did not grow any bacteria and that the culture is negative. Didn't your physician already tell you this? ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Is gram positive cocci a sign of gonorrhoea?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Is gram positive cocci a sign of gonorrhoea?

No: Gonorrhea is a gram negative diplococci.

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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Should I be concerned about a sputum culture that came back gram positive cocci?

Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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Should I be concerned about a sputum culture that came back gram positive  cocci?

Sputum: Sputum gram stain and cultures are generally not useful. Why was yours done? A culture/gram stain done from another source may be better. ...Read more

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
29 years in practice
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Tests conducted for pharyngal gonorrea.Results as below->"epithelial cells‎-‎occasional‎ gram positive cocci in pairs and chains ‎-‎occasioal‎.". ?

Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
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Tests conducted for pharyngal gonorrea.Results as below->"epithelial cells‎-‎occasional‎
gram positive cocci in pairs and chains ‎-‎occasioal‎.". ?

Not positive: The gonococcus is usually an intracellular organism, and it is a gram-negative diplococcus. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Occasional gram positive bacilli with occasional gram positive cocci in pairs and few epithelial cells means?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
20 years in practice
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My sputum culture came back as gram positive cocci...what could i have? ive had two rounds of antibiotics and im still coughing

Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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My sputum culture came back as gram positive cocci...what could i have? ive had two rounds of antibiotics and im still coughing

GPC: Gram positive cocci refer to the description of the bacteria. The next part of the description that you did not mention is the grouping of the bacteria..like gram positive cocci in chains, clusters or pairs. That helps define what they are. In general GPC are staphlococcus, streptococcus and enterococcus species. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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How long does it take to develop gram positive cocci in clusters in blood, i get blood drawn every week?

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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How long does it take to develop gram positive cocci in clusters in blood, i get blood drawn every week?

Should never happen: You should never have gram positive cocci in clusters in your blood. In fact you should never have any bacteria detectable in your bloodstream. ...Read more

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