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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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After a urine m/c/s, my result says scanty growth of staph spp after 48 hours. Do I need to see a doctor and how bad is this result?

After a urine m/c/s, my result says scanty growth of staph spp after 48 hours. Do I need to see a doctor and how bad is this result?

Staph: If you dont have any symptoms like urinary frequency or burning, then this result is likely from a contamination from normal skin bacteria in the sample. The safest thing to do is repeat the test or do a home urine dipstick to check for leukocytes. ...Read more

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Culture, urine lab results.Specimen description: Foley.Culture urine:No growth.Explain this to me.What is foley? Could it grow later on?

Culture, urine lab results.Specimen description: Foley.Culture urine:No growth.Explain this to me.What is foley? Could it grow later on?

Here are some ...: In the contest of this Q, Foley may imply taking urine speciment from Foley's catheter, which is the indwelling catheter used for someone unable to void - urinary retention. However, it is expected to see bacteria in the urine at a rate of 5-10% per day; so, in 2-4 wks, all patients with Foley's catheter to drain the urine out of bladder will expect to have bacteriuria no matter what... ...Read more

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My urine test results said: not assessable bcause of growth of mixed bacterial flora...What does it mean? Do I have an infection?

My urine test results said: not assessable bcause of growth of mixed bacterial flora...What does it mean? Do I have an infection?

No: Mixed flora generally means urine specimen is contaminated and no specific bacteria singled out. Contamination occurs when the bacteria on your skin comes in contact with your urine sample as your urine passes into the cup. Another sample has to be collected to check for infection. ...Read more

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Urine culture shows scanty growth of mixed flora. What does it mean?

Urine culture shows scanty growth of mixed flora. What does it mean?

Dont worry: Most likely its contaminated and either repeat culture with clean catch urine if symptom of dysuria present. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there is an uncommon growth in a urine culture?

Urine cultures: You would have to ask the lab what they mean, but usually this terminology applies to an organism not usually seen as a cause of UTI and may be a contaminant. Urine culture accuracy depends upon the way in which the specimen was collected (difficult in women), transported and cultured. Inaccuracies are common. Usually cultures are unnecessary and treatment is empirical. ...Read more

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Pus cells 10 to 14 in urine but culture showed no growth ...Why ?

Pus cells 10 to 14 in urine but culture showed no growth ...Why ?

Inflammation: Assuming pus cells are white blood cells (wbc's) in the urine (pyuria) , it is also seen in other situations such as irritation (eg. Urinary catheter) or excess wbc's (eg.Leukemias.). For uti's, clinical symptoms need to be prsent such as pain on urination. Note that you can still have a UTI without a positive cultre since not all bacteria can grow in the micro lab (eg. Chlamydia, mycoplasma). ...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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What does it mean when there is WBCs in my R/M urine test...but no bacterial growth after 24hour incubation in C/S test?

What does it mean when there is WBCs in my R/M urine test...but no bacterial growth after 24hour incubation in C/S test?

Maybe nothing: You should be evaluated for tuberculosis since you are in the Middle East. But I would recommend obtaining a Catheterized urine specimen. Most of the time WBCs without growth is from improperly collected urine specimen with vaginal contamination at the time if collection. ...Read more

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I am suffering urine infection. Pl advice me. My report c/s: proteus growth epithical cell:2-4/hpf pus cell:6-9/hpf rbc;0-2/hpf sensitivity:imipenem.?

I am suffering urine infection. Pl advice me. My report 
c/s: proteus growth
epithical cell:2-4/hpf
pus cell:6-9/hpf
rbc;0-2/hpf
sensitivity:imipenem.?

Doctor can recheck: A person who knows he has a urine infection can see his doctor to make sure he is getting the correct antibiotic, because some bacteria are resistant to certain antibiotics. After taking antibiotics, he can return to the lab to recheck his urine to make sure the treatment worked. Sometimes, the doctor will do further evaluations to see if there is a second medical problem causing the infection. ...Read more

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My 1y & 3m daughter has poor appetite. Urine test didn't give a clue. Her day is about 1 banana, some sweetened yoghurt! i'm worried about her growth?

My 1y & 3m daughter has poor appetite. Urine test didn't give a clue. Her day is about 1 banana, some sweetened yoghurt! i'm worried about her growth?

Eval diet/ growth: It is quite common for the >1 yo to decrease/change their food seeking behavior based on changing growth & activities.They grow 10" & 14lb the first yr but an ave of 3in/4lb/yr growth at this stage .Have your physician go over the childs growth chart & see if they follow their expected pattern.I expect 3-5 days/good feeds/mo at this age.If growing normally, relax, if not supplements are available. ...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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Urine sediment: correct // urine culture: not assessable bcause of growth of mixed bacterial flora. Can i assume i don't have an infection?

Urine sediment: correct // urine culture: not assessable bcause of growth of mixed bacterial flora. Can i assume i don't have an infection?

Not necessarily: Would need full clinical correlation. Why was the ua and c&s ordered and how was it collected. Although mixed bacterial flora seldom means infection, it also does not exclude the possibility of infection. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered these studies. ...Read more

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I have drop of mucos from urthra urine analysis show few mucous and urine culture show no growth of organism what shall i do and causes of that?

I have drop of mucos from urthra urine analysis show few mucous and urine culture show no growth of organism what shall i do and causes of that?

Here are some ...: What is your age? Are you sexually active? Under what circumstance did you see mucous drops? Did you feel any associated local discomfort? If asymptomatic and occurring during sexual arousal or after straining to defecate, such clear mucous drops may be "normal" and not clinically significant. So, seek pro-evaluation to sort out what it is. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Urine dipstick showed nitrites, put on ab's. 3 days later, called and told no growth in culture, stop ab's. How can I have nitrites but no uti?

Nitrites: While the presence of nitrites in urine usually signifies the presence of a urinary tract infection, it is possible that someone misread the strip. Another possibility is that the urine specimen stood too long and some bacterial contamination took place but the number of organisms was too small to make the culture results postive. The culture is the significant result. ...Read more

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I have drop of mucus from urthera urine analysis show few mucous and urine culture show no growth of organism what shall i do and causes of that?

Is it mucus?: Sexual arousal can cause discharge of mucus like material and is normal. If you do not have other symptoms and do not have urinary infection, you may ignore the mucus. ...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?

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 my urine culture came back (no growth), does that mean im clear from uti. Im 5 weeks prgnant and feeling like I have to pee when i already did?

If my urine culture came back (no growth), does that mean im clear from uti. Im 5 weeks prgnant and feeling like I have to pee when i already did?

Frequency: That means you don't have an infection. Other causes can trigger your frequency, you are too early in your pregnancy to blame the size of the uterus. Your gyn may need to run more tests. ...Read more

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I received the following urine test back with 30WBC and 1 RBC, Leuk Esterase,UA Moderate 2+ and Mixed gram positive growth, suggests contamination.

I received the following urine test back with 30WBC and 1 RBC, Leuk Esterase,UA	Moderate 2+  and Mixed gram positive growth, suggests contamination.

Symptomatic?: If this is a clean catch urine, the positive lab values are secondary to bacterial contamination on the outside of your body. If this was a cathed specimen then I would recommend you get treated fro UTI ...Read more

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Urine culture was NEG but showed growth of Lactobacillus. Nurse said it was a germ and not the good kind like in yogurt. She said possibly from sex. She suggested Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Do you agree?

Urine culture was NEG but showed growth of Lactobacillus. Nurse said it was a germ and not the good kind like in yogurt. She said possibly from sex. She suggested Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Do you agree?

Urine culture: Would really need to see the results of the urinalysis, but from what you describe the Lactobacillus is likely to have been a vaginal contaminant, rather than a urinary tract pathogen. You need to have an assisted clean midstream catch urine for culture, along with a urinalysis. This does not sound, at least superficially, like you need antibiotics, but without further info, difficult to be sure. ...Read more

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What does RbC 7mm3 and WBC 22mm3 in urine analysis for. 65 years old woman mean? Urine culture was done also,no growth .

What does RbC 7mm3 and WBC 22mm3 in urine analysis  for. 65 years old woman mean? Urine culture was done also,no growth .

Urinalysis: This probably means absolutely nothing, but the numbers and the way you express them suggests that you are not recording them correctly. Without knowing what your symptoms are or why the UA was done it is impossible to know what else you should do. Would also need to know how this was collected because in women results may be skewed by vaginal discharge contamination. ...Read more

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How long would it take for the fever to subside completely after hydrocelectomy? Blood and urine culture does not show any bacterial growth.

How long would it take for the fever to subside completely after hydrocelectomy? Blood and urine culture does not show any bacterial growth.

Fever after surgery: Surgeries such as yours results in areas of blood collections as part of healing. As these blood cells breakdown and resorbed by our bodies, mild toxins are released into the bloodstream. These mild toxins will frequently cause low grade fevers. If redness and/or tenderness accompanies a fever then infection becomes a possibility. ...Read more

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Hello Dr, i have not seen my period for a month and 2 weeks, after a PT showed (-ve) and urine culture and swab showed scanty growth bacteria.Help ?

Hello Dr, i have not seen my period for a month and 2 weeks, after a PT showed (-ve) and urine culture and swab showed scanty growth bacteria.Help 
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Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Urine analysis 20-25 pus cell,urine culture-no growth,took cipro, (ciprofloxacin)no help,took cefuroxime 7days,now pus cell 0-3.felt better for 3days.but syptoms back?

Urine analysis 20-25 pus cell,urine culture-no growth,took cipro, (ciprofloxacin)no help,took cefuroxime 7days,now pus cell 0-3.felt better for 3days.but syptoms back?

Various possibilitie: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular situation. But, several possibiliteis:
First, the urine culture could miss some germs (yeast), or inflammation can (uncommon to rarely) occur without infection (autoimmune disease). If an infection is treated, the inflammation cannot stop Immediately... it takes up to a week to heal ...Read more