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Take a urine sample when going for testing for pneumonia?

Take a urine sample when going for testing for pneumonia?

Sometimes: There are tests which can measure bacterial antigens ( proteins made by a bacteria that the body can mount an immune response against) which can be indentified in urine of infected patients, thus helping diagnose the infection with these germs. Legionella and strep pneumonia are two such germs for which a urine antigen can be measured. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

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


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Is klebsiella pneumonia in urine dangerous?

Is klebsiella pneumonia in urine dangerous?

Not necessarily: It is a common organism such as e. Coli. The bug by itself isn't dangerous unless it is a drug resistant strain, but you would likely see that in someone who had recurrent utis, indwelling urinary catheters, etc. Some people also harbor bacteria in their urine and do not necessarily have a UTI (called asymptomatic bacteruria). ...Read more

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Do they take a blood or urine sample when testing for pneumonia?

Do they take a blood or urine sample when testing for pneumonia?

In some cases: Blood urine cultures, white cell counts are foten helpful but not often specific. ...Read more

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Urine culture shows kllebsiella pneumonia(esbl+carbapenemase).Sensitive drugs only 2 out of 30 antimicrobial.I.E. Colistin & polymyxin b.What to do?

Urine culture shows kllebsiella pneumonia(esbl+carbapenemase).Sensitive drugs only 2 out of 30 antimicrobial.I.E. Colistin & polymyxin b.What to do?

Multidrug resistance: More information is needed before advising on what to do next. Why was the urine culture checked? what were the patient's complain? ---> It may be what we call asymptomatic bacteriuria. In that case no treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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Why has my urine started to smell like sweetcorn :/?

Why has my urine started to smell like sweetcorn :/?

Recent Food : the change in urine smell could be directly related to a certain food item you ate recently. If the smell persists please see a doctor to have your urine screened for an infection or diabetes. ...Read more

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Why my urine smell bad?

Why my urine smell bad?

Normal: Urine does have a bad odor to it. When it's concentrated, it's even worse. ...Read more

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What causes urine to smell?

What causes urine to smell?

Urine odor: Normally urine doesnt have a smell. If you are very dehydrated, the high concentration of ammonia can cause a smell. Other factors like asparagus, certain vitamins can make the urine smell as well. If your urine smells sweet, have your doctor make sure that you don't have diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do my urine smell a lot?

Why do my urine smell a lot?

Infection?: IS it something new? any fevers along with it? can be a urinary tract infection, you might need to go to a clinic to get urine tested. ...Read more

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What makes urine smell sweet?

What makes urine smell sweet?

Ketones: Ketones in the urine can cause a characteristic sweet odor. This can be seen in severe diabetes or low carbohydrate diets. It is the result of fat metabolism. See your doctor to make sure what is going on. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell sour ?

Why does my urine smell sour ?

Urine smell: If you get a whiff of something particularly pungent, you could have an infection or urinary stones, which can create an ammonia-like odor. Also foods such as asparagus can cause urine to have an unusual odor. See your doctor if you begin to feel ill, have symptoms or run a fever. ...Read more

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Does smell of urine arouse sex?

Does smell of urine arouse sex?

?fetish?: The smell of urine does not normally cause the arousal of sex, however certain smells can arouse different people and some fetishes involve urine, that may sexually stimulate someone. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like metal?

Why does my urine smell like metal?

Check what you ate: Usually it is due to food intake. For instance, asparagus could change smell of urine among other reasons like onion and garlic. Also, some medicines cause urine smell change like penicillin. Explore more the details of your intake. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like butter?

Why does my urine smell like butter?

Diet: It is very common to have changes in the odor of urine as a result of what you eat - some foods causes very distinct odors! there are specific medical conditions that can cause changes in the odor of urine (for example, diabetics out of control will have an odor of ketones in their urine). I don't know of any medical condition causing the odor of butter in urine. ...Read more

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What can cause urine to smell fishy?

Infection: Urinary infection needs to be excluded. Some foods may alter the odor of urine. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like onions?

Can be diet, etc..: This might be due to diet like from eating vegetables like asparagus, or it can be from a medical condition like diabetes which can cause a fruity odor in the breath and urine from ketone production. It may also be nonspecific. ...Read more

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Why would my urine smell like onions?

Why would my urine smell like onions?

Urinary Odors: Urine odors typically come from what we've eaten or meds we've taken more than from worrisome illnesses. If there aren't any symptoms of infection such as urgency/frequency, burning with urination or bladder pain, i'd likely suspect it's something that will get better on its own. If it persists or any of the above symptoms arise, especially if feverish, go see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Why does your urine smell like metal?

Why does your urine smell like metal?

Depends on what you: Eat or drink.Carbonated soda can cause a metallic smell, blood does too or infection of the kidneys. Would advise having yourself checked and drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like cheerios?

Why does my urine smell like cheerios?

Urine test: Please get a urine test. Your doctor can evaluate- i hope your blood sugar level is ok. ...Read more

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