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What does a stool routine culture result tell the doctor?

What does a stool routine culture result tell the doctor?

Stool check for bugs: Depending upon the doctor's suspicion, based on your exposure risks and symptoms, your stool culture may look for salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, yersinia, and sometimes pathogenic e.Coli, additionally, stool can be checked for clostridium difficile, giardia, parasites, opportunistic pathogens. ...Read more

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When trying to get stool sample out of toilet it touched the bowl for a second. Is this going to mess up results?checking blood and routine culture

It might: Ideally the stool sample would not have entered the water. The lab or physician should have given you a plastic container to catch the sample in. ...Read more

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Help docs, is heterochromia more common in certain cultures/ethnicities?

Help docs, is heterochromia more common in certain cultures/ethnicities?

Probably not: Heterochromia refers to a person's eyes having different colors, or sometimes a section of one iris is a different color. Some cases can be hereditary, so theoretically there could be a regional increase in heterochromia if people never move away from that area. But otherwise I do not believe that it is more common in any known culture or ethnicity.. ...Read more

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What do these results mean... Urine Culture, Routine (LC) ... Mixed Urogenital Flora 10,000-25,000 colony forming units per ML?

What do these results mean... Urine Culture, Routine (LC) ... Mixed Urogenital Flora 10,000-25,000 colony forming units per ML?

Urine Culture: You have "normal" bacteria which are not though to cause a disease (like a UTI) that grew from the culture. We have bacteria all over our body including the urological and genital areas that normally grow there. If you disagree and feel like you have a UTI, you can get the test repeated or look for other causes. ...Read more

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My Routine all test urine test had plenty of pus cells and my urine culture came out negative. what is the meaning?

My Routine all test urine test had plenty of pus cells and my urine culture came out negative. what is the meaning?

No urinary infection: When a urine culture results show no urinary tract infection, but the microscopic urine analysis shows many pus cells(white blood cells). It usually means that the specimen was contaminated by picking up some vaginal white blood cells(WBC) which are often present in small numbers in normal vaginal secretion. ...Read more

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I had a routine urine test which detected blood. It was then sent off so the urine could be cultured. Can this culture come back negative if there is?

I had a routine urine test which detected blood. It was then sent off so the urine could be cultured. Can this culture come back negative if there is?

No worries: It is common to see blood present on the urinalysis test as part of a urinary tract infection. The urine culture will confirm the presence of bacteria. If the culture is negative, you GP could order further tests if you are still experiencing symptoms. ...Read more

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Does urine routine and culture as well as kub ultrasound detect pregnancy or std?

Does urine routine and culture as well as kub ultrasound detect pregnancy or std?

See below: Pregnancy is detected by a specialized urine or blood test for hcg. It is verified by ultrasound. Kub or ua & culture are of no use for pregnancy detection. Stds are detected by cultures specifically for a suspected infection. Trichomonas can be picked up in a ua. A general urine culture will not pick up most stds. A kub or us will not detect stds - just nonspecific effects on internal organs. ...Read more

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My routine stool test showed e histolytica cyst twice but stool culture test showed nothing. Wht to do?

My routine stool test showed e histolytica cyst twice  but stool culture test showed nothing. Wht to do?

Recommend treatment: E histolytica cysts in stool means that you have the parasite, an amoeba, in your intestine and it may cause trouble. It would be better to get treated. Negative stool culture is not relevant in this case. Please see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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What does a routine urine culture and ssensitivity test for? Does it picky up STDs

Urine C&S not 4 STDs: Urine culture and sensitivity is used to determine what bacteria, if any, growing in urine and which antibiotic(s) are most appropriate. This is not the way to test for stds. I have, however seen trichomonas in ua. ...Read more

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Urine culture, routine value: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli, how do you know severity of infection?

Urine culture, routine value: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli, how do you know severity of infection?

How do you feel?: Severity of infection is gauged by your signs and symptoms. Do you have fever, nausea, high temp, flank pain, bladder pain? If you have no symptoms might want to consider repeating the test. ...Read more

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Is it common to test positive for strep a on rapid strep and a month later test positive for strep c on throat culture?

Is it common to test positive for strep a on rapid strep and a month later test positive for strep c on throat culture?

Not unusual: Group C strep is frequently found on throat culture and is part of the normal flora that reside in the throat. As such, it's role as the causative agent in any given case of pharyngitis is often uncertain. There is no evidence Group C strep causes Acute Rheumatic Fever. *If it is cultured in an asymptomatic individual there is no necessity to treat it unless it's suspected as the cause. ...Read more

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Can nicotine and cotinine appear in urine routine and microscoy,culture,microalbumin tests? Can it affect female hormones tests? What other tests?

No: routine urinalyses, microscopic evaluation, cultures and the like do not test for any drugs, including nicotine/cotinine. Doctors have to order this specifically. I am unaware of any interactions between nicotine/cotinine and other kinds of tests. However, long-term smoking itself can influence hormonal changes in both men and women, depending on which hormone you are talking about. ...Read more

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During a routine checkup , my urinalysis showed elevated wbc , negative urine culture , no symptoms . What may the cause be ?

During a routine checkup , my urinalysis showed elevated wbc , negative urine culture , no symptoms . What may the cause be ?

Various Causes.: Having WBCs in your urine without symptoms is described as sterile pyuria. This depends also on how many WBCs are present. This can be due to many conditions including contamination, various infections including STIs, inflammatory conditions etc. I would discuss with your provider and have them review your full urinalysis to see if there are any other abnormalities present and review your history. ...Read more

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How can I stick to a weight lose routine?

How can I stick to a weight lose routine?

Visualize how you: Will feel & look when your’e at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water/day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbs. Exercize. ...Read more

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How do I treat common environmental hazards?

Environment hazards: Treat them with respect and be aware of the dangers and health consequences. Try to identify hazards in your home and environment and then try to avoid them or eliminate them to protect yourself and your family. There are many good books on this subject and you can also google it if you are computer savvy. ...Read more

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Advice for a healthy routine for new retiree ?

Advice for a healthy routine for new retiree ?

Depends on your age: Are you retired at age 37 ? Health depends upon your heredity, diet, exercise and mental outlook. A good exercise therapist, and dietician can help you with these. All studies show that marriage extends healthy longevity. Having interests that are mentally and physically challenging are also helpful. ...Read more