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How Do You Get Enterococcus Infection
What to do if I have enterococcus faecalis infection. Could this infection be making my body tired?
Site of infection: Enterococcus is a germ that can cause serious problems, especially in someone who may already be weakened by another disease. It would be important to know 'from where' the germ was found, and if it is actually causing disease... since it can occur in the GI tract normally and not cause any problems. If you have a blood stream infection, then I would believe it. Best to talk to an ID doc who knows ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have enterococcus faecalis infection. Could this infection be making my body tired?
Enterococcus: This germ is just one of many different kinds that in the 'wrong place' at the 'wrong time' can cause disease. If this germ showed up in your blood or urine, it might be responsible for feeling ill - which might include fatigue. It's best to find out 'from where' the microbe was isolated, then ask questions about that. You should be able to get treatment for a cure, and restoration of health. ...Read more
Can enterococcus faecalis infection in the prostate cause you to feel tired, achy, and muscle pains, etc?
Possible, unlikely: A minority of prostatitis is caused by bacteria, but E. fecalis is one that can do it. Acute bacterial prostatitis is very painful, often with high fever. Chronic prostatiis causes discomfort in the prostate area, but usually no systemic symptoms. Your symptoms seem to fall between these extremes. My guess is they are unrelated to your prostate, unless due to anxiety about it. Discuss w/ your doc. ...Read more
I've been battling an infection after a knee replacement for a little over a year. Is there a natural way to cure Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus?
Oh my!: Very serious. The location of the infection is very important. If it is in your new joint, it may be impossible. In addition to taking your antibiotics right, it is important to make sure the rest of your body is able to fight infections well--e.g. proper nutrition, extra zinc, vitamins A, C, and D3 supplements, blood sugar and white blood count well controlled. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
As enterococcus thrives in vitamin c, does it mean that supplementing with vit c, while I fight an enterococcus infection in prostate is a bad idea?
I was just diag. W/ stool sample testing heavy growth of Enterococcus avium in my intestines. I am chronically ill with other infections. How do treat?
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Enterococcus sp 80.000 found in urine with slight back pain but no burning or pain on urination. Why is that? Is enterococcus common in infection?
E Coli in urine: 28 F MS notes: Enterococcus sp 80.000 found in urine with slight back pain but no burning or pain on urination. Why is that? Is enterococcus common in infection? ANS: either you have an E Coli UTI or you did not collect a clean catch urine spec. Very common cause of UTI. If no Sx would recheck with good clean catch urine before Rx. Esp if not previous UTIs. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with enterococcus infection of the vagina. I got treated with clindamycin vaginal cream for 7 days but stil have the burning siptoms.
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
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
4, 000ml neg rods.10, 000 entercoccus species. 06/26/13 was diagnoised w/esbl ecoli.12mo history of infections, uti, kidney infections esbl hard to treat should this new result be treated aggressive?
Usually no: Unless the drink is contaminated with significant amount of VRE ...Read more
Urine culture detected enterococcus and pseudomanas. Antibiotics don't work. These bacteries can get transmitted to my wife with sexual ways?
Unlikely: Uncommon for a man your age to have a complicated urinary tract infection. This may be from a condition called prostatitis. You had stated cystitis glandularis which can be seen with urinary tract infections. It is an inflammatory response in the bladder. Please see your urologist or primary care physician to further diagnose and treat your condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there an antibiotic that will work to get rid of both enterococcus faecalis and mycoplasma hominis at the same time?
Dual Organisms: Yes, there are several. In your case, you had a reported culture and sensitivity (c&s) lab study that specifically tested the bacteria that have affected you with a panel of antibiotics. Since there is increasing antibiotic resistance emerging with many strains, only your individual c&s should be interpreted for you, not generalized to all patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urgent care - anus bump path report id'ed resistant enterococcus faecalis and klebsiella oxytoca. Should I be isolated? Couldn't get into my doc.
GI infection: You do not have to be isolated but you and anybody with you has to use proper hand washing technique to avoid infection. I take it that they started you on antibiotics ...Read more
Chronic bacterial infection hi doctor, I m 30 years old marriied man, I am suffering from chronic bacterial prostate infection from last 6 months, the semen culture test showed 'enterococcus'. My urologist gave me many antibiotics, but it didn't help. I
The most qualified type of physician to answer this question would be a urologist with subspeciality training in male infertility.
An active infection and a high white count in the semen analysis may impact the funciton of the sperm.
It is encouraging that you report a normal sperm count on your most recent check.
I recommend reviewing your concerns with your current urologist and if that person cannot answer your questions - ask them to refer you to a urologist with subspeciality training in male infertility. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Enterococcus: Enterococcus is a bacteria that lives in the intestines of many animals, including humans. It feeds on whatever nutritive pieces are left after digestive processes up to that point. Most importantly, it's anaerobic -- living without oxygen. Staphylococcus aureus (in your additional info) is a different bug. Here's an older article about enterococcus: http://tinyurl. Com/ph6b2n4. ...Read more
No: Fluconazole is an azole class antifungal with activity against fungal infections with Candida albicans and non albicans Candida such as tropicalis, glabrata, and parapsilosis but not Candida krusei. Enterococcus faecalis is a gram positive bacteria that lives in the gut of humans and some animals. When pathogenic, E. faecalis infections are treated with antibiotics like linezolid & daptomycin. ...Read more
NO: In order to have motility, they should have cilia all around body of the bug or flagella whip like structure at one end of the bug, enterococcus has neither so non motile, they move with media they are in or in contiguity and spread. ...Read more