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Negative Urogential Flora
Hi, my swab and urine results have come back and it's says enteric flora yeast negative. What does this mean?
Enteric flora: These are the natural bacteria that live in the gut or bowels. E. coli is probably the most famous of the group. Yeast can sometimes live in the gut as well- and can become more prominent when we take antibiotics. This test basically is reporting on the microorganisms found when the doctor checked you. Lab tests need to be matched with symptoms - so I would ask your doc about it to find out more. ...Read more
Doctor said culture was neg. My actual results said >100000 colony forming units/ml of mixed urogenital flora. Still have symptoms-what do I do?
Get cath urine: Generally mixed flora like that indicates contamination. A cath specimen should be done and if still shows bacteria then would treat with antibiotics. If cath symptoms are neg and you still have urinary symptoms then need to see a urologist for possible direct bladder examination (cystoscope). ...Read more
My pap says: negative for intraepithelial malignancy, reactive cellular changes, mixed flora. HPV Negative. Should I be worried? Thank you
Sputum culture showed normal flora. Gram stain showed mod. Amt of gram positive and neg. Bacilli and mod. Amt of gram positive cocci. Few wbc. Concerns?
No.: From your description, it sounds like the diagnosis was normal flora present. The bacilli and cocci with few WBCs are just describing that. Normal flora is a mixed population like that described. When one has an infection, the causative organism will predominate and will likely be the only thing present. There will also usually be numerous WBCs as these are your cells that fight infection. ...Read more
Negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy. Shift in flora suggestive of bacterial vaginosis. Reactive cellular changes marked background infla?
Pap results: These pap results are not any major cause for concern. But the inflammation and shift in flora could be the cause of vaginal discharge or odor. Good hygiene and avoiding antibiotics that may interfere with normal bacteria, and a good dose of time are probably the best remedy if any is needed. ...Read more
Hi, My vaginal swab shows occasiinal pus cells and occasiinal squamose epithelial cells, the rest all negative. Is it a normal vaginal flora or shall I be worried about those epithelial cells that are occasional? I have to specify that 3y ago I had
Could both me and husband have NSU? I have chronic BV (constant itchy/soreness-cause unknown with NO flora at all-ever approx 6 month). husband has prostatitis. STI test NEG. I had ureaplasma/mycroplasma test too - NEG. What is happening to us? Any ideas?
Probably no STD: Similar to your other question yesterday. I'm concerned you have not been seeing the right kind of doctors. Try to find a GUM specialist for both you and husband. BV doesn't catch itching, dryness, etc. NGU (same as NSU) is not a likely explanation for either of you. Maybe yeast? Impossible to have "no flora" in the vagina. All much too complex for a clear answer in any online forum. Sorry. ...Read more
Watery vaginal discharge. No itch. Smells like apple cider. Neg for trich gon chly, normal yeast and bac flora per lab. Ocurring 3 + yrs. Any sugg?
Bacterial vaginosis?: The only way you will get a good understanding of the cause of this will be to have the discharge analyzed and cultured by an OB. By your comments it appears you may have done this already. BV is a common problem with several effective therapies. See your OB to see if that can be addressed and treated, if that is the issue. It may be related to some aspect of your daily routine- see your OB ...Read more
10yr old burn&itch vaginal/anal, no pain urinating. Vaginal swab=mod gram+cocci. Many gram+bacilli, few neg grm bacilli, isol flora. High leukocytes urine?
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That's normal: All normal girls and normal women have negative home pregnancy test results during the majority of their lifetimes. It's only when a woman becomes pregnant that the test result turns positive (but returns to negative after a baby is born). Thus, the normal baseline result is negative. ...Read more
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Nonreactive: Nonreactive means whatever the reagent that was used to detected certain protein (antibody) the test fail to detect it, which probably means a negative test; however, in HIV for example a test may be preformed too early before enough antibody is produced, consequently the test will be read as nonreactive or negative, yet the person can still be positive, in this case test needs to repeated later. ...Read more