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Staph Infection In Urine Culture
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
More info needed.: Why was the culture done? was the person having any symptoms? Answer to your question will depend on whether or not the person was having urinary or systemic complain. MRSA in urine could be significant, or a contaminant depending on the clinical presentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Before taking antibiotics, a detailed general / urinary history and urinalysis are minimally required for suspecting UTI if you have not had recurrent UTI. But, if you know when a UTI is coming by history after prior evaluation, both nitofurantoin & sulf/trimethorpim remain the most practical yet effective drugs for everyday UTI without antibiotics overuse / abuse. Ask Doc for detail. ...Read more
Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis?
All major std negative. Urine culture shows staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?
Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?
Similar: In many cases the procedures for collecting a specimen can be the same for both. Ideally you want to avoid contamination with bacterial cultures. With fungal cultures the growth media used can often help avoid bacterial contamination. Either way the process is pretty simple even if a blood culture may be involved. ...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
How to treat Urine Infection which not show pus cells in urine but show RBC 20-30Hpf in urine?
and Infection which is Antibiotic Resistant?
What does e.Coli indicates in urine culture? Does this is due to prostatitis, utis, STDs or varicoceles? Culture shoes e.Coli and ua shows puss cells.
Please suggest some medicines for beta haemolytic staphyloococcus aureus organism detected in culture. Infection in throat with mild pain.
Infection: Why are you asking us this question? Your doctor cultures your throat and will prescribe you the appropriate antibiotic. This is not a forum to enable self medication or second guessing of your primary provider. If you did not get the future throat a doctor, then you need to. ...Read more
No: Staph is not a common throat pathogen. ...Read more
Context!: In many cases, yes- but it depends on the situation. If one was to have a single positive blood culture set out of 2 or 3 sets, and the patient is feeling better without interventions, it may be because of a contamination. However, if someone with terrible teeth has a prosthetic device, clinical symptoms, and labs consistent with an infection, then it may actually be a real infection. ...Read more
Is > 100, 000 col/ml staph coagulase negative beta lactamase positive in urine culture an infection or skin contamination?
Tiny sample of urine is spread on a bacterial growth culture medium, e.G agar & placed in an incubator to grow. Positive urine cultures demonstrate colonies of bacteria which can then be identified. Such colonies can then be recultured in presence of various antibiotics to identify to which the isolated organism is sensitive. ...Read more
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more
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