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Morganella Morganii Enterococcus Faecalis
Had ecoli uti, took AB, symptoms didnt go away, got retested @ 24 days and ecoli gone, now have morganella morganii 10^8cfu. no stones. US no blockage?
Morganella: This bacteria can be resistant to the major groups of antibiotics and that could help explain its presence. The important question is -- 'is it causing disease'? This question would be answered by whether you have symptoms or not, and whether there are markers of infection in your urine test (like increased WBCs). Hopefully indeed there is nothing wrong with your urinary tract. Talk with doctor. ...Read more
Just had a follow up urinalysis after ecoli infection because im still in pain. new test says i have "morganella morganii" 10^8 clinically insignifica?
More info needed: Morganella can cause kidney stones (struvite crystals). If the organism was found simultaneously with the original urine culture, it is possible that there may be a more complicated infection associated with a ureteral obstruction. Though this would present with fever and persistent unilateral pain. In that case, just using antibiotics will not resolve the infection. Further tests may be neede ...Read more
No: Fluconazole is an azole class antifungal with activity against fungal infections with Candida albicans and non albicans Candida such as tropicalis, glabrata, and parapsilosis but not Candida krusei. Enterococcus faecalis is a gram positive bacteria that lives in the gut of humans and some animals. When pathogenic, E. faecalis infections are treated with antibiotics like linezolid & daptomycin. ...Read more
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
What to do if I have enterococcus faecalis infection. Could this infection be making my body tired?
Site of infection: Enterococcus is a germ that can cause serious problems, especially in someone who may already be weakened by another disease. It would be important to know 'from where' the germ was found, and if it is actually causing disease... since it can occur in the GI tract normally and not cause any problems. If you have a blood stream infection, then I would believe it. Best to talk to an ID doc who knows ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have enterococcus faecalis infection. Could this infection be making my body tired?
Enterococcus: This germ is just one of many different kinds that in the 'wrong place' at the 'wrong time' can cause disease. If this germ showed up in your blood or urine, it might be responsible for feeling ill - which might include fatigue. It's best to find out 'from where' the microbe was isolated, then ask questions about that. You should be able to get treatment for a cure, and restoration of health. ...Read more
I had a cervical swab and the report result is I have a moderate growth of Enterococcus faecalis. What is the treatment option?
Not so usual:
a spot for that. It is a common urinary tract infection that is well treated with ampicillan or amoxicillan generally. Would not expect a bacterial infection in the cervix and would expect signs of infection (red, sore, hot, fever, chills, sweats) if there is one.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more
Enterococcus: Enterococcus is a bacteria that lives in the intestines of many animals, including humans. It feeds on whatever nutritive pieces are left after digestive processes up to that point. Most importantly, it's anaerobic -- living without oxygen. Staphylococcus aureus (in your additional info) is a different bug. Here's an older article about enterococcus: http://tinyurl.Com/ph6b2n4. ...Read more
NO: In order to have motility , they should have cilia all around body of the bug or flagella whip like structure at one end of the bug , enterococcus has neither so non motile , they move with media they are in or in contiguity and spread. ...Read more
A lot of things... : 1. Different genus based on genetics 2. Different reaction when gown on sheep blood agar plates 3. E faecalis is found mostly in stool. 4. E faecalis is associated with healthcare acquire infections , uti's and intra abdominal infections while s . Pneumoniae is associated with pbeumonias, meningitis, and blood stream infections. ...Read more
A had bug bites and my dermatologist did skin culture which tested positive for enterococcus faecalis. Is that normal?
A Bacteria: Enterococcus is a genus of gram positive bacteria with multiple species. The bacteria generally live commensally in our intestines. However, there are certain strains that have become resistant to many antibiotics and can cause serious illness and need treatment by an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
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