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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
Is there a specific type of semen culture that provides quantitative results about enterococcus, in order to see medication effectiveness?
Go see your doctor: You shouldn't have enterococcus in your semen so however diagnosis was made, you can ask your doctor to repeat it to prove that you're cured. Typically, we identify bacterial organism via culture & sensitivity. That tells us what antibiotics the organism is sensitive to. If you can finish appropriate antibiotics as directed by sensitivities, then usually no need for test of cure. ...Read more
My semen culture keeps being positive for enterrococcus faecalis. What does it mean if it's a contaminant, not an infection?
Infection?: The repeated isolation of the same organism from expressed prostatic secretions suggest a chronic infection. I would talk to your doctor and consider antibiotic therapy for 6 weeks to treat chronic baccterial prostatitis. Check culture and sensitivity as Enterococcus faecalis relatively resistant ...Read more
I need a very specific test done. My doc doesn't know where for me to go. ANAerobic semen culture. Quest diagnostic doesn't do this. Where to go?
Almost any lab can..: Culturing anaerobic germs from any specimen can be done in almost any lab with a properly collected fresh specimen and your doctor should know where to inquire especially in the US. But the initial question is what you need such culture - for symptoms or for infertility or. ..? Without knowing these in mind, how can one apply the report to your individual need. More? See urologist... ...Read more
I did semen culture test twice and diagnosed with staphylococcus epidermidis, the first one was " S " with ciprofloxacin, and second one was " R " why?
Resistant: The strain has become resistant to Ciprofloxacin. ...Read more
No: No longer that would be required for you to produce a specimen. ...Read more
The result of semen culture is non-hemolytic streptococcus what should I do?? And does it affect prostate if I have some problems in eriction??
Unlikely to be the:
Cause of your problem. Non-hemolytic beta strep is often present on the skin and is not a likely cause of your problem. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see a urologist.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Is it possible that pseudomonas found in semen culture be responsible for my prostatitis symptoms? Do you consider pseudomonas as dangerous infection?
Feel pain in prostate. Semen culture resut:growth of staphylococcus aureus. Trans rectal usg result : engorged periprostatic venous plexus is noted?
Gram stain neg for semen. Culture in process, can it still show prostatitis? If culture is also neg then what describes my voiding problems? I'm 22, virgin.
Here are some...: Known to us, many men have been labeled with the diagnosis of chronic prostatitis due to their irritatiive voiding symptoms although most of them may have no documented infection, but have some irritation to nerve-endings to local tissues. To deduce what should be done, more info is needed. How to get these done correctly, go to articles in http://formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. ...Read more
Staphylococcus Haemolyticus found in small to mod. Amount in semen culture two times. No pus cells in urine and normal range in Semen. Should I treat?
My recent semen culture shows staph aureus mssa. I was put on ciprofloxin 500. Will this treat my infection?
Not ideal: Cipro is not something I like to use for treating MSSA (Methicillin Sensitive Staph Aureus). That is a bad germ. The problem is the prostate has a capsule around it, so not every antibiotic can get in there to kill the germs. I wonder why your doc didn't use Bactrim which would kill the MSSA more efficiently. Bactrim gets into the prostate very well. It's a sulfa drug though - in case of allergy. ...Read more
Aerobic semen culture showed enterococcus. Anaerobic culture was clear of bacteria. Does it mean an enterococcus species easier to be treated?
No: Aerobic means it grows in oxygen. Anaerobic means the bacteria grow in the absence of oxygen. Whether bacteria are aerobic or anaerobic does not determine how hard those bacteria are to treat. That is determined by whether we have readily available antibiotics capable of killing them. ...Read more
Urine cultures came back negative, and a semen culture also came back negative. How certain can I be that I don't have Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis?
CBP: That's a very good question. CBP is difficult to treat. The prostate is enveloped in a capsule which makes it difficult for antibiotics to penetrate. In general 3 weeks of antibiotic course is used but there are doctors who treat far longer than this due to symptoms not abating. Prostatic massage with fluid collection can be done in addition to what you mentioned. Are you symptomatic? ...Read more
I'm given a semen culture for chronic prostatis, epididymitis. But I have been taking levaquin & keflex, which control some of the symptoms. What can I do?
Be patient: This is very though. Make sure the lab knows that you are taking antibiotics, the culture will be treated differently and hopefully it will grow something with a good response to a different antibiotic that you could benefit from ...Read more
Semen culture says light growth of coagulase negative staphylococcus and light growth of alpha hemolytic strep not group d. Is this very bad? There givng me aantibiotics. How bad is this?
Not bad!: These bacteria (coagulase neg staph and Alpha hemolytic strep not gp d) live on our skin. They may or may not represent a real infection. Because they could come to semen from the skin of the penis at the time of getting the sample. Whether they represent a significant infection is based on the judgment of the doc who sees you. However, these bugs should respond well to your antibiotics. ...Read more
Can you tell me in my semen culture test results shows: penicillin, ampicillin, vancomycine, linezolid -- is sensitive.?
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My doctor ordered a semen culture to send to microbiology. What does that look for? I saw the urologist for a slightly inflamed prostate.
Why would I keep having positive semen culture infections? I was on zyvox (linezolid) and it cleared up, now it is back and I am on ampicillin.
Prostatitis?: Presumably you have a bacterial Infection in the prostate or seminal vesicles, which can be difficult to eradicate. Maybe need prolonged treatment. Ampicillin unusual for this but may work if the bacteria is susceptible. Check w/ doc that the bacteria is not a contaminant, i.e. not really causing the problem. If so, you might have non-bacterial prostatitis, which won't respond to any antibiotic. ...Read more
My semen culture keep coming back positive for enterococcus faecalis. Been on Zyvox (linezolid) before and now on ampicillin but still doesn't feel better.?
Sensitivity: The organism causing your infection may be resistant to the antibiotics being used and sensitivity testing needs to be done on the culture. The source of the infection also needs to be addressed since this could be due to re-infection. ...Read more
My dr ordered a culture of my urine and a complete semen analysis. Does this check for all bacteria and infections or would a semen culture be helpful also? Or is it not needed with the first two tests?
Depends: You do not state the reason for the study but i'll assume a prostate problem. A regular urine culture checks for common bacteria but not gonorrhea or chlamydia if a std might be an issue. A semin analysis would normally examine the components and ratio of active to inactive sperm. If your doc ordered the original culture with a std in mind, s/he probably has all needed info. You could ask. ...Read more
I have chronic bacterial prostatitis. Had many midstream urine cultures, and 1 semen culture, which shows nothing but WBC in semen. Are there other tests?
Prostatitis: M of unknown age: Notes: I have chronic bacterial prostatitis.Had many midstream urine cultures, and 1 semen culture, which shows nothing but WBC in semen. Are there other tests? ANS: Without knowing how old you are, your recent sexual history and tests for STD or what you prostate feels like and what treatments you have had I can only recommend you ask your team. They know you best. ...Read more
Is 3x500 mg for 28 dy Amoxicillin effective for treating Group B Strep Infection found using semen culture? Original sympom: reduced ejaculate volume.
Had blood in semen twice. Got ultrasound and urine and semen culture. All normal. Could there also be risk of testicular cancer. 20 year old?
Uncertain: Testicular Cancer shows up as a lump in the testicle; this can be easily felt with the hand as a growth or swelling of the Testis. Blood in the semen is not likely to be a sign of testicular Cancer. The likely sources are either a blood disorder or a problem in the seminal vesicles or in the penile urethra. Your doctor should keep checking you for a hidden cause which may show up in 6 to 12 month ...Read more
What other tests can be done for urethra/penis pain? Neg urine analysis, semen culture, and cystoscopy last year, as well as neg prostate/bladder son.
GC/Chlamydia culture: Has anyone tested you for an STI - specifically GC/Chlamyda? If not, it would be a reasonable test. Take care! ...Read more
Had pain in penis n testicles. Got both urine n semen culture done. Found nothing in urine but foulnd klebsiella pneumoniae in semen. Curable? How?
Ultrasound test shows normal size of prostate, psa: 1.0, urine/semen cultures clear of bacteria, 2-3hpf of pus cells in semen culture. Is this all enough to conclude that I don't have prostatitis?
Trouble passing urine, burning sensation w/ yellow discharge. Got Ultrasound and urine/semen culture. No stones but slight crystals & prostatitis.
Diagnosis-Chronic Prostatitis, however semen culture+urine sample shows no pathogens. Should I worry about non-cultarable bacteria? STI screen Negativ
My urologist said my prostate was slight enlarged after a sonogram. He ordered a PSA, semen culture, and KUB x-ray. Is this normal? What are they looking for?
What were your symptoms to have PSA? At your tender age no one expects prostate cancer.Did you have symptoms of frequency, burning, irritation to have the tests.
To visit a urologist you must have had urinary complaints,
warranting investigation I assume nothing positive was found! They were LOOKING FOR CAUSE FOR YOUR COMPLAINT.... ...Read more
Do you think combination of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and ciprofloxacin will be effective for treating enterococcus found in semen? Culture showed sensitivity on both
Either: If sensitive, either should work--cipro has good penetration. Challenge is duration of therapy for male gu infection, can be up to 3 weeks. Should be at urologist's recommendation. ...Read more