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Old Blood In Urine Due To Strep Throat Infection
Is it possible to detect the strain of a strep infection from blood tests?I can't stand the throat culture.Having high aso titers for years
Man up!: You smoke cigarettes but can't stand to have your throat swabbed? Here's what's at issue. You're not going to know if you have a strep throat unless you get a culture or at least a rapid strep screen. If strep throat is present and not treated, your heart can end up ruined. If it's not present and is overtreated with antibiotics, you're risking weeks of diarrhea, or worse. Ask 4 a topical numb rx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Urine culture showed strep viridans 10,000-25,000 bacterial colonies. Mild burning at the end of urination in a female. Should antibiotics be used?
Maybe, maybe not: Strep viridans is not a common cause of UTI but is often present in the genital area and easily contaminates voided urine. And real UTI usually has higher numbers. But if careful clean-catch urine specimens show signs of infection (increased WBC without epithelial cells) and had the same culture result, with no other bacteria, a trial of treatment might be warranted. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Do We need pus in swab to detect steptococcus pyongenes in throat culture?or it could be done with saliva from back?
What can cause elevated WBC count and fever of 103.9 when chest xray, nose swab, blood culture and ua come back negative in a 4 yr old boy?
Common with virus: Any fever elevation of that amount can double the white count as the normal stress response of the body. It sounds like they have looked for the treatable causes & come up without one.The next step would be watchful waiting to see how the process evolved. Many times you won't know what happened until the process runs its course. There are far to many viruses to have a simple test to prove a cause ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On 250mg/day Ampicillin during pregnancy due to GBS UTIs. Throat hurts will the antibiotics cause false negative in throat culture for Strep throat?
Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?
Yes: Excessive pressure from coughing can break capillaries and cause small amount of blood to appear in the mucus. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora Plus brand), zinc 50 mg/day (NOW is a good brand), Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand) or sunshine for 30-45 minutes at noon daily to get over the the infection faster. Throat coat liquorice tea (consume several times/day) also helps to reduce pain. ...Read more
Toddler had high white blood cell count in urine after fever of 102.5 for 5 days but no bacteria grew on culture. What could cause this ?
What can be the cause for too many white blood cells in urine of my 8 year old son. Urine blood and stool check showed no infections nor bacteria?
White Cells in Urine: WBC's in urine mean inflammation anywhere in the urine collecting system, starting from the outer part of genitals all the way up to the kidneys. While infection may be a frequest cause, other causes of inflammation like stones, dehydration, allergy or constipation may cause white cells to show in urine. I have found constipation toGet your urine retested after hydration fo further treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood in urine without infection (blood and urine tests confirm). No visible sores. Disconfort in penis for 4/6 weeks. What could be the cause?
White blood cells found in urine. Dip and culture negative for infection or bacteria. Ct scan normal, no stones or inflammation. What could be cause?
Contamination: It might not be a clean sample. It is very easy to repeat the test. ...Read more
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My sister has probable endometriosis, chronic sinus congestion, tonsil stones, atrophy in one eye, now blood and protein in urine. What could be the cause?
Unrelated: Don't look for a single cause. Endometriosis is extremely common, as are sinus troubles. A person can learn to remove their own tonsilloliths. Blood and protein in the urine in a woman are often contaminants but a cause should be sought. It's a waste of time to try to connect these. I'm glad you care for her and trust these concerns can all be addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am hospitalized w/ pnemonia and possibly whooping cough. Blood test came back pos for staph. How serious is staph infection in the lungs ?
Very: If you have positive blood cultures for staph aureus (ask your doctor what species of staph since if it is coagulase negative it is probably a contaminant) you are very seriously ill and infective endocarditis must be excluded from your diagnosis. You need to be seen in consultation by an infectious diseases expert. Hope you get over this soon. Good luck. ...Read more
Would a pregnancy test be affected if I have blood in my urine due to kidney stones infection or UTI ?
Pregnant?: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
Having throat infection for 4 months have done blood test and. throat culture showed some moderate bacterial growth and also occasional blood in mucus?
See Infectious: Disease specialist or ENT.U may have chronicly infected tonsils that must come out. ...Read more
Unusual: This can conceivably occur, but would very strongly recommend that you be seen by a doctor asap. ...Read more
Could streptococcus fecalis cause urinary tract infection in 2 years old girl with pus cell less of 0-2/hpf?
White cells in urine: Urine specimens are screened for infection by a clean sample collected in a cup, or by direct catheterization. Clean samples are generally not considered positive for urinary tract infections if there are less than 100/hpf. Any number of while cells in a catheterized specimen is usually significant. ...Read more
Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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