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Mixed Urogenital Flora In Male Urine Culture
Urine culture states mixed urogenital flora 50, 000 - 100, 000 colony forming units per mL. What does this means?
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
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
Leukocytes in urine. Urine culture mixed urogenital flora 10, 000-25, 000. Frequent urination. Did not respond to antibiotic. What does this mean?
Mixed flora: Hi Ashley. If you have "mixed flora" in the urine - even with leukocytes (or white cells) - it may mean that the specimen was not a "clean catch" specimen. There are other signs in the test to help determine this. If an urinary tract infection (UTI) is still a consideration, a repeat urine test and culture could be considered. ...Read more
Urine culture said I had 3 or more colony's that had >10, 000cfu/ml mixture of normal urogenital microbiota none prominent. What does this mean?
Contamination: Sounds like this was most likely due to contamination of the urine sample (not a clean catch). The bacteria that grew were normal bacteria that live on the skin in and around the urethra rather than pathogenic bacteria that would cause a urinary tract infection. If you are having symptoms of a urinary tract infection (painful urination, increased urgency or frequency) follow up with your dr. ...Read more
I am a male 33 years, just got a urine culture done that says minimal bacteria under 10, 000...is that ok?
5 year male. Rt kidney not functional. Left have pyelonephiritis changes at upper & lower pole. Urea, creatine, urine culture, Hb, BP normal. Advice?
Treat infection 1st: Harold, this child's infection must be treated first--then consideration of treatment for the nonfunctional kidney may be undertaken. In a 5 year old boy, the root cause of the nonfunctioning kidney and the cause of kidney infection should be sought, so that proper treatment can be undertaken. See a pediatric urologist. ...Read more
If an elderly male pt is unable to freely produce a specimen for a urine culture but blood cultures are still taken notwithstanding that the pt has agitated delirium, would it be feasible to take a urine culture by other means? If so, how? Quickly?
See below: Patient can be straight cath'ed by a healthcare professional (nurse, physician assistant, MD) to obtain a specimen. This is quite common. ...Read more
I'm male 28 Years three days ago started a fever 40C. Blood test were normal WBC normal liver enzymes normal urine culture normal no other symptoms?
Fever is usually: Caused by infection, but it could be symptom of inflammatory disorders or rarely even malignancy. If your tests were completely normal, it is unlikely that it is a life-threatening condition. If it persists, you should return to your doctor for more thorough evaluation. ...Read more
White blood cells in urine but urine culture negative. But still have lot of pain while urinating for a 7 yr old male?
Variable causes: If uncircumcised, a trapping of debris under the foreskin can trigger sensitivity or pain. If circ'd, a narrowed outlet may be the issue, with symptoms of a dribble or wild spray with voiding, all should have a strong stream. A visit to a urologist may be worthwhile. ...Read more
Male, 47. Recent uti, took cipro, (ciprofloxacin) urine culture came back neg. Still having small white floaters in urine, sometimes painful urination. Thoughts?
I got the results of my urine culture back and it says polymicrobial flora what does it mean? And how did I get it? Pls
It means: That there are more than three germs growing in the culture, and your urine specimen was probably contaminated from external sources, such as stool. If you are still having symptoms after you were treated with antibiotics, you need to obtain a clean catch or a catheterized urine specimen and send to lab for culture. ...Read more
Mixed urine flora: Urine normally should contain salt, water and waste products. If there is infection then there should be more then 100000 colonies of one bacteria but if there are 2-3 different organisms in urine culture then it is called mixed flora and we generally recommend to repeat urine culture for better accuracy. ...Read more
What does C1-10^COLONY COUNT= 1000-10000 mixed flora at final reading^L mean, on a urine culture.
Urine culture: This is a contaminated specimen and it means absolutely nothing. What symptoms do you have, what does your urinalysis show, what were the results of your physical exam and basic lab tests? The internet is not a place in which to turn for a diagnosis. Good luck and you should discuss this with the doctor who ordered it. If still need results get a clean midstream catch into a sterile container. ...Read more
My urine culture showed 20, 000 mixed flora. Would this still be considered an infection since it's less than 100, 000 flora?
Contaminant: In our lab we usually do not obtain sensitivities unless a culture grows out more than 100k colonies. Usually mixed flora with low counts are contamination from specimen collection. ...Read more
What is mixed peri urethral flora, my 16 months old daughter's urine culture report shows "mixed peri urethral flora"?
No uti: These are the multiple natural and normal baceria that are present on the skin that show up in the urine culture in the absence of a single organism. A high count of a single organism indicates infection whereas a small amount of multiple organisms does not. Great! She does not have a uti! Thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more
Urine sediment: correct // urine culture: not assessable bcause of growth of mixed bacterial flora. Can I assume I don't have an infection?
I have right side pain more thoracic than low back. Had urine culture done. Showed mixed flora. No other urinary sx but worried its something else,?
Repeat exam: I suggest a repeat examination and evaluation. You may need a chest x-ray. ...Read more
Constant urge to urinate. Azo doesn't help. I've been on bactrim for 24 hrs now. Urine culture positive for nitrites and mixed flora?
Urine culture results: "Mixed flora. No significant pathogens isolated" what does this mean? Should I stop taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or continue it?
If you started your: Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) you should finish the entire course. Culture results are not helpful, but if your symptoms are improving, you should not worry. If symptoms persist despite completing the Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) consult with your doctor again. ...Read more
Not normal, ? UTI: Urinary infection is most common cause of mucus in urine. So you should have a routine urinalysis. Mucus is sometimes & rarely associated with a muus producing bladder tumor & occasionally with kidney stones. Mucus is always if subject has had bladder enlargement surgery using a segment of bowel, in which case it is a normal finding. ...Read more
Tiny sample of urine is spread on a bacterial growth culture medium, e.G agar & placed in an incubator to grow. Positive urine cultures demonstrate colonies of bacteria which can then be identified. Such colonies can then be recultured in presence of various antibiotics to identify to which the isolated organism is sensitive. ...Read more