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Is urine sterile?

Is urine sterile?

Not with a UTI: Hi, Thank you for your question. it could have organisms living in it as in a urinary tract infection or colonization. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...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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Is MRSA cultured in urine a contaminant?

Is MRSA cultured in urine a contaminant?

More info needed.: Why was the culture done? was the person having any symptoms? Answer to your question will depend on whether or not the person was having urinary or systemic complain. MRSA in urine could be significant, or a contaminant depending on the clinical presentation. ...Read more

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Is albumin in urine serious?

Is albumin in urine serious?

Can be: Albumin in urine may occur due to urinary infection, bleeding in the urinary system, tumors etc. Isolated Albumin in urine usually represents microvascular damage and is a reflection of microvascular damage elsewhere in the body, e., g, eyes, nerves. It is often associated with diabetes. Consult your doctor as medications are available to curtain further damage kidney and other organs. ...Read more

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Why are antimicrobial agents prescribed after a urine culture if the culture is sterile?

Antibiotics?: If a urine culture is sterile, there are no bacteria in the urine. In that case, antibiotics are not needed as they would have nothing to treat. ...Read more

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What exactly is a midstream specimen of urine?

What exactly is a midstream specimen of urine?

Middle of voiding: Your start urinating and collect urine after some initial urine is discarded. This allows the initial urine that may contain bacteria from skin to be discarded thereby decreasing chance for false positive results. ...Read more

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Postvoidal urine is 50cc... Is it ok?

Postvoidal urine is 50cc... Is it ok?

Maybe: Post voidal urine should be less than 50ml. If it is more, than it means some problem in spinal cord, or bladder infection, or renal stone, or urethral stricture. ...Read more

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Is it harmful if there is trace of albumin in urine ?

ALBUMINURIA: Need to make sure there is no diabetes, no kidney disease or some rheumatological diseases. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine, is it dehydration?

Cloudy urine, is it dehydration?

Cloudy urine: Patients who are dehydrated excrete a concentrated urine that is not cloudy. If one's urine is cloudy and is seen with symptoms of burning and frequency, a urinary tract infection (UTI) may be present. See a physician and have a urine analysis, that will confirm dehydration and have your urine sent off for a culture that will confirm a UTI. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is taking a urine sample enough to test for gonorrhea in men ?

Is taking a urine sample enough to test for gonorrhea in men ?

Usually: Alternative is a bacterial swab (like a q-tip if there is any pus at the urinary opening. However urine test for gonorrhea is pretty reiable. ...Read more

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If a man's sperm is clear is he sterile?

If a man's sperm is clear is he sterile?

Less likely: A semen sample contains sperm as well as fluid and other proteins. These will sometimes contribute to the clarity of a sample. In general after washing the cloudier a sperm sample is the higher the sperm count. But, i would not count on the clearness to determine if a man is sterile without looking under a microscope. ...Read more

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What is a urine dipstick test?

What is a urine dipstick test?

Urine dipstick: The urine dipstick has squares which 'turn color' when certain chemicals in the urine are present in various amounts (graded 0-->4+). It can show: state of hydration (spec. Grav.), kidney disease (protein), diabetes (sugar/ketones) , stone/tumor (blood), liver disease (bilirubin), infection (white cells/nitrite). A complete urinalysis includes dipstick and microscopic exam. ...Read more

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Is 86 hrs enough to clean for cocaine in a lab urine test?

Is 86 hrs enough to clean for cocaine in a lab urine test?

Detection 2-4 days: The detection. Is 2 to 4 days. Four days would be 96 hours. Because the detection. Is 2 to 4 days however it is possible that it will not be detected. I would ask yourself at this point however if doing Cocaine is worth it in terms of health, employment, employability, relationships, mental health, finances, and any other area of life that it is affecting. Seriously consider stopping it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Urine... With urine coloured just like water is that an infection?

Urine... With urine coloured just like water is that an infection?

Pale urine: Usually very light colored urine is a sign of dilution, not infection. Perhaps you drink a lot of water/fluids throughout the day? Infected urine often appears cloudy or dark, and may have a strong odor. No need to worry about clear urine unless you are having pain/burning on urination, and/or increased urge/frequency of urination. ...Read more

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In urine analysis microscopy is "nad" means ejsy?

In urine analysis microscopy is "nad" means ejsy?

Unclear question: What is ejsy? Urine microscopy may not be done if screening test results do not show an abnormality. Nad usually means, "no abnormality detected". ...Read more

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What is a dangerous amouunt of blood in urine specimen?

What is a dangerous amouunt of blood in urine specimen?

RBC's in urine: Hematuria is not normal and is seen in bleeding in the urinary tract and could be due to a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Have your urine cultured and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation . If you do have a uti, have your urine analyzed after the infection to make sure it resolves. If not, see a urologist. ...Read more

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Does a simple urine analysis, Semen analysis and urine culture can reveal STDs if there is any?

Does a simple urine analysis, Semen analysis and urine culture can reveal STDs if there is any?

No: In the US, your physician will need to order specific tests for things like gonococcus and chlamydia in order for those to be done. ...Read more

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If a man has urine BACK flow of sterile urine into the epidymis and/or vas deferens how is this specific condition diagnosed accurately?

If a man has urine BACK flow  of sterile urine into the epidymis and/or vas deferens how is this specific condition diagnosed accurately?

Experience ...: Despite medical advance, most of healthcare is still based on indirect evidence resulting from continual collection & analysis of accumulated experience; thereby medical professionals offer reasonable explanation and treatment. Likewise, sterile epididymitis has occurred most often in new military recruits in strenuous training. So, pee whenever feeling an urge to pee; don't hold urine at hard... ...Read more