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Suggests contamination with urogenital or skin flora. >100,000 CFU/ml Lactobacillus species. 20,000 CFU/ml mixed gram positive flora. What's it mean?

Suggests contamination with urogenital or skin flora. 
>100,000 CFU/ml Lactobacillus species.
20,000 CFU/ml mixed gram positive flora. 
What's it mean?

Means contaminated: Urine specimen from the surrounding area around urethra (opening where the urine comes out from). You may want to repeat the test , if your doctor still wants that, get a clean catch specimen, which entails cleansing the area first, passing some urine, then obtain a midstream urine sample, follow the lab instructions for that, best wishes ...Read more

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Organisms (Definition)

1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more


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How can single celled organisms move and eat?

How can single celled organisms move and eat?

Cytoskeleton: They have molecules inside of them that polymerize as needed to form machinery that makes for movement. Some have external cilia or flagella to enable movement. ...Read more

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What are some genera of bacteria that contain mostly pathogenic species...As opposed to genera of bacteria that only contain a few pathogenic species?

What are some genera of bacteria that contain mostly pathogenic species...As opposed to genera of bacteria that only contain a few pathogenic species?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, you are assuming we know all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The microbiome). Recently, we have discovered thousands of genera in our body through molecular techniques (most don't even have a name yet). Though it's tempting to generalize, the question you pose can't be answered with any reliability with what we know today. ...Read more

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Can cooking e coli contaminated food kill the bacteria?

Can cooking e coli contaminated food kill the bacteria?

Yes, proper cooking: Thoroughly cooking foods, and proper food-safety habits, kills e. Coli bacteria. The "bad" e. Coli in food poisoning at first causes intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea. If it goes on to damage the blood and the kidneys, more organs get affected, and skin rashes looking like tiny blood spots or like bruises can appear. This second, serious stage of the illness is called hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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What's the intestinal disease caused by a single cell parasite from rat droppings in drinking water?

What's the intestinal disease caused by a single cell parasite from rat droppings in drinking water?

Cryptosporidium : Rats can harbor cryptosporidium but how often they are related to human cases is unknown although the original source of the protozoan in human infection is often not known. ...Read more

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What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally? Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?

What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally?  Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, you are assuming we know all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The microbiome). Recently, we have discovered thousands of genera in our body through molecular techniques (most don't even have a name yet). Though it's tempting to generalize, the question you pose can't be answered with any reliability with what we know today. ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more

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What type of microbes inhabit feces and urine and can make us sick?

What type of microbes inhabit feces and urine and can make us sick?

Infections.: Usually urine is sterile, so it is not often a problem. The stool, however, is loaded with many types of organisms. There are many illnesses, too many to list here, including bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections, which are spread by fecal contamination. All the more important reason to wash hands thoroughly after using the bathroom! Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there bacterias & viruses in human feces of a healthy person? Is washing the anus with jet water enough in removing it?Is soap needed?

Are there bacterias & viruses in human feces   of a healthy person? Is washing the anus with jet water enough in removing it?Is soap needed?

Symbiotic relation: Bacteria are present throughout the huma skin, respiratory mucosa and intestinal tract. Majority of disease serve a positive purpose and getting rid of them for no reason will result in harm. Viruses can also be seen but not considered part of the normal flora. Can use get water and soap for added hygiene but do not do it because your want to get rid of the impossible. ...Read more

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Assuming the sprout i bought is contaminated with salmonella or toxigenic ecoli,etc. Will cooking sprouts kill them? Is the risk only in raw eating?

Assuming the sprout i bought is contaminated with salmonella or toxigenic ecoli,etc. Will cooking sprouts kill them? Is the risk only in raw eating?

Raw Risk: Make sure you get your sprouts from a trusted source. If sprouts are exposed to animal fertilizers or unsanitary hands, you are at risk of contracting food poisoning. Cold water washing sometimes isn't enough to wash the bacteria off and cooking is your only way to kill these bacteria. ...Read more

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Urinalysis culture? 10,000-50,000 CFU/mL of Mixed nonuropathogenic Gram positive flora. May represent colonizers from external and internal genitalia?

Urinalysis culture? 10,000-50,000 CFU/mL of Mixed nonuropathogenic Gram positive flora. May represent colonizers from external and internal genitalia?

Bacteruria: Why was the sample taken? If you have no symptoms of a UTI such as burning with urination or frequency then don`t worry about it. That small amount of gram positive organisms is likely colonizers of skin and not a real infection. ...Read more

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Can animals such as cats carry streptococcus pneumoniae and give it to a human causing bacteremia?

Can animals such as cats carry streptococcus pneumoniae and give it to a human causing bacteremia?

It's normal flora: I usually carry it in my own throat when I've checked it. When it makes is sick, it's somehow gotten out of control. Nobody really understands how it happens, but don't worry about "catching" it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If you eat egg with salmonela and then 2g of ascorbic acid - is that enough to kill the bacteria in you gut and avoid infection?

If you eat egg with salmonela and then 2g of ascorbic acid - is that enough to kill the bacteria in you gut and avoid infection?

No: If certain of exposure to salmonella should report to your doctor for your own good and for purposes of public safety. The infection is usually self-limited and manifests with fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea, lasting no longer than a week in most cases. Some experience severe diarrhea which requires aggressive fluid treatment and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more