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Would stopping Culturell for a week cause pseudamonas in a gut grow more in an asymptomatic child who tested positive for pseudamonas growth in stool?

Would stopping Culturell for a week cause pseudamonas in a gut grow more in an asymptomatic child who tested positive for pseudamonas growth in stool?

No effect: The presence or absence of OTC probiotics has little if any influence on whether or not a kid will acquire this germ. They had to ingest it for it to show up in the stool. If anything, probiotic strains coexist with this germ.They would never kill or prevent it from moving in. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Stool Culture (Definition)

Involves inoculating specific culture plates with stool to isolate bacteria that cause intestinal infections such as ...Read more


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Urine culture with mixed growth during pregnancy?

Urine culture with mixed growth during pregnancy?

Ask Ordering Dr.: Some mixed growth of bacteria is normal. Check with your treating dr. as if you have a UTI while pregnant, there are safe medications you could be Prescribed to treat it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is > 100, 000 col/ml staph coagulase negative beta lactamase positive in urine culture an infection or skin contamination?

Is > 100, 000 col/ml staph coagulase negative beta lactamase positive in urine culture an infection or skin contamination?

Skin contmaination: Coag negative staph on urine culture is not of pathological significance. Please consult the site below for preparation for specimen collection to avoid contamination. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urine-culture. ...Read more

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What causes enterococcus faecalis in your semen, semen culture was positive for light growth?

What causes enterococcus faecalis in your semen, semen culture was positive for light growth?

Genitourinary tract: Enterococcus is found commonly is stool - and for some reason now it is turning up in a semen culture. This could mean one of two things: a) the culture was contaminated or b) if you have symptoms relating to the GU tract, you could have prostatitis. Since male GU infections can take quite some time to treat properly, you'll need an ID doctor and/or a urologist to help. ...Read more

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Stool sample shows heavy growth of nontoxogenic e. Coli & streptococcus salivarius. Is this abnormal/problematic?

Stool sample shows heavy growth of nontoxogenic e. Coli & streptococcus salivarius.  Is this abnormal/problematic?

No: Assuming you are not symptomatic, these bacterial organisms are considered part of the normal gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The GI tract starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. Strep salivarius lives in the mouth whereas E. coli lives in the intestines. In only very rare instances does this strep cause illness. The type of E. Coli mentioned causes UTIs since the urinary and GI tracts are so close ...Read more

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Have moderate bacteria in urine test but rest is all (_ve) e.g the RBC,leukocyte,protein or nitrate.Need for urine culture & antibiotic? 6months preg.

Have moderate bacteria in urine test but rest is all (_ve) e.g the RBC,leukocyte,protein or nitrate.Need for urine culture & antibiotic? 6months preg.

Probably not: Typical care for pregnancy includes a urine culture in early pregnancy. If that was negative and you have no symptoms, I wouldnt' treat at this point. Your obgyn can be more specifically helpful at your next visit. ...Read more

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Urine culture has mixed growth of 4 bacteria species isolated. Viable count: <10 (small letter 4) /ml probably contaminants.What does this mean to me?

Urine culture has mixed growth of 4 bacteria species isolated. Viable count: <10 (small letter 4) /ml probably contaminants.What does this mean to me?

Meaningless: Almost certainly this means 1) you don't have a urinary tract infection and 2) the urine specimen was not a good "clean catch"; all those bacteria almost certainly come from your vaginal opening, labia, etc. (That's why the lab called them "probably contaminants".) ...Read more

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Can a stool test reveal what particular type of pseudamonas a child has if stool test shows positive for pseudamonas growth, but child is asymptomatic?

Can a stool test reveal what particular type of pseudamonas a child has if stool test shows positive for pseudamonas growth, but child is asymptomatic?

Yes: The lab can do some refined testing to determine the strain. Pseudomonas is an occasional finding in a normal kids stool. It is not particularly worrisome. ...Read more

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What does significant growth of e.Coli in urine culture means?

What does significant growth of e.Coli in urine culture means?

Urinary infection: A count of more than 100, 000/ml is usually indicative of urinary infection. ...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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Best antibiotics for gram negative infection in wound on leg of 87 y.O. Woman?

Why antibiotics ?: If the culture was obtained from a surface swab, it is not valid since 1994 ! also, what is the reason for the open wound of the leg? Before your doctor treats anything, he/she should provide you the reason for the slow healing. Infections rarely "smolder". They make things worse fast so if this is not the case, then infection is quite unlikely. Everything has bacteria as a contaminant. ...Read more

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Culture, urine final report microbiology results 50, 000-75, 000 col/ml mixed gram positive flora is this normal or a uti?

Culture, urine 
final report microbiology results
50, 000-75, 000 col/ml mixed gram positive flora

is this normal or a uti?

Contamination: If this is a final report, this most likely represents a contaminated specimen collected by " clean catch". If you are having UTI symptoms, it may be necessary to collect a specimen by straight catheter. ...Read more

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Blood cultures done for swollen fingers/neck pain. 2 cultures drawn same site. Results " growth of coagulase negative staph" dr. Says contaminated? ?

Second opinion: Any thing is possible. If done by your family physician or specialist ask for another specimen to culture. If truly contaminated then procedure was not done with sterile technique. ...Read more

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X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli. Y lab: no significant growth z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?

Pick your favorite.: Pick your favorite doctor that is. Something fishy is going on here. Need to get a good doc who can understand your symptoms and order and interpret testing. May want to reports discrepant results to labs. ...Read more

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If bag for babies urine sample was contaminated can high level of white blood cell test be false?Also second bag for culture make test false neg?

If bag for babies urine sample was contaminated can high level of white blood cell test be false?Also second bag for culture make test false neg?

No bags!!: If there is a significant concern for a urine infection in a baby, a bag specimen should never be used. It's akin to pooping on an area before a culture is collected instead of a nice sterile clean sight. The baby should be catheterized with a tiny feeding tube or small cath tube and a truly clean specimen obtained. So many false positives from dirty specimens and then unclear results. ...Read more

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My IGg blood test reveal candida albicans, then tested for stool fungi culture which show 'medium growth', I suffer from severe Brain Fog. Advise pls?

My IGg blood test reveal candida albicans, then tested for stool fungi culture which show 'medium growth', I suffer from severe Brain Fog. Advise pls?

Get the right advice: For someone who has a symptom of brain fog, I recommend they meet with a psychiatrist and undergo cognitive testing. Vitamin B12 deficiency may cause this symptom, hopefully your level is normal, as you use supplements. Testing for stool fungi and IGG for Candida is not likely to help explain the cause of your symptoms. Try not to do self-diagnosis- it often leads to errors. ...Read more

Dr. Scot Lewey
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Listeria Infection (Definition)

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