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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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Daughter had bacteria in urine but urine culture cam back negative was sent out to find exact bacteria but came back negative why is that?

Daughter had bacteria in urine but urine culture cam back negative was sent out to find exact bacteria but came back negative why is that?

Bacteruria: Unless they put a tube up into her and catheterized her to get the urine sample, bacteria form the skin and genital area can get into the urine sample. This is especially true in little girls where there are lots of nooks and crannies where skin bacteria can hide. They may see these bacteria when look at the urine under microscope, but they don't grow in culture in just skin source bacteria. ...Read more

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My urine has an extremely high level of wbcs and blood in it. Urine cultures show no bacteria in urine. What can cause wbcs, blood, but no bacteria?

My urine has an extremely high level of wbcs and blood in it. Urine cultures show no bacteria in urine. What can cause wbcs, blood, but no bacteria?

See comment: What were your symptoms? Why was a urine test done? Negative culture means no bacteria, but it depends on how it was cultured...Tuberculosis needs special culture...Sometimes a foreign body like stone a polup may shed wbc, s ; rbc, s, yet culture can be negative! ;i
in medicine the most important part in tne diagnosis in the history. ...Read more

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I have white and red blood cells in urine and high white count in CBC but no bacteria in urine culture. Swollen lymph nodes in neck. Tire easily?

I have white and red blood cells in urine and high white count in CBC but no bacteria in urine culture. Swollen lymph nodes in neck. Tire easily?

Check type WBC: You need to see the type of white blood cells You cold have mono or Epstein Barr virus It gives you elevated lymphocytes and swollen glands. Sometimes you can have blood in your urine. Get the other blood tests done to check for mono or other viral infections. You also could have strep with elevated WBC with neutrophils along with swollen glands. See your PCP for more testing ...Read more

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Have moderate bacteria in urine test but rest is all (_ve) e.g the RBC, leukocyte, protein or nitrate. Need for urine culture & antibiotic? 6months preg.

Have moderate bacteria in urine test but rest is all (_ve) e.g the RBC, leukocyte, protein or nitrate. Need for urine culture & antibiotic? 6months preg.

Probably not: Typical care for pregnancy includes a urine culture in early pregnancy. If that was negative and you have no symptoms, I wouldnt' treat at this point. Your obgyn can be more specifically helpful at your next visit. ...Read more

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What is the cause of urine culture negative bacteriuria?

What is the cause of urine culture negative bacteriuria?

May be a: Problem in collection/transport (bactericidal agents in the container?, delayed transport to the lab? - urine specimens need to be processed within 2 h of collection). A selected fastidious bacterial agent may not grow in usual culture media. ...Read more

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What does a urine culture show besides bacteria growing?

That's all.: That seems to be enough. The standard urinalysis checks for all manner of other things - chemicals, cells, concentration, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when one has bacteria present in a urine culture?

What does it mean when one has bacteria present in a urine culture?

Depends upon type.: In most instances, urine should not contain any bacteria, and the presence of bacteria might indicate an infection. Sometimes when a urine culture is collected, a few bacteria from the skin or end of the urethra may "contaminate" the urine. In such cases, bacteria may not indicate a real disease. Need to know type and # of bacteria and whether there are accompanying white blood cells in urine. ...Read more

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I am a male 33 years, just got a urine culture done that says minimal bacteria under 10, 000...is that ok?

I am a male 33 years, just got a urine culture done that says minimal bacteria under 10, 000...is that ok?

Yes: Especially if you do not have symptoms strongly suggesting a urinary tract infection. There can be a few bacteria from contamination of the specimen. ...Read more

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What is gram positive bacteria result from a urine culture test mean?

Urinary infection: Bacteria usually originate from the bowel, vagina, or skin as normal flora of the host.
Gram-positive organisms can include
staphylococcus saprophyticus (causative organism in 5% to 15% of utis) and
enterococcus faecalis it means urinary infection related to gram positive organism. ...Read more

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Our baby has effected klebsiella bacteria. Found from urine culture test. Is that serious?

Common germ: This is not the most common but is a common germ for urinary tract infections. It generally responds to a number of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Urine culture has mixed growth of 4 bacteria species isolated. Viable count: <10 (small letter 4) /ml probably contaminants. What does this mean to me?

Urine culture has mixed growth of 4 bacteria species isolated. Viable count: <10 (small letter 4) /ml probably contaminants. What does this mean to me?

Meaningless: Almost certainly this means 1) you don't have a urinary tract infection and 2) the urine specimen was not a good "clean catch"; all those bacteria almost certainly come from your vaginal opening, labia, etc. (That's why the lab called them "probably contaminants".) ...Read more

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I recoverd up from cbp (step aurea mssa) but condition are same still there is no bacteria in prostate smear and urine culture any anitibiotic suggest?

I recoverd up from cbp (step aurea mssa) but condition are same still there is no bacteria in prostate smear and urine culture any anitibiotic suggest?

Prostatitis: If, and this is a big IF, the condition is caused by Staphylococcus aureus sensitive to methicillin, one of the few antibiotics that penetrates into the prostate is clindamycin. The organism should be sensitive, it can be taken orally, and will reach the site of involvement. All this depends upon whether it is actually causing the symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Daughter had no bacteria in her urine but it was sent out cuz there was still some in it can a urine culture tell whether this is affecting the kidney?

Daughter had no bacteria in her urine but it was sent out cuz there was still some in it can a urine culture tell whether this is affecting the kidney?

No: A urine culture only tells you if there is bacteria in the urine. If there is, it could be confined to just the bladder and not at all affecting the kidneys. However, a positive culture does not exclude kidney involvement either. Doc will be looking at whether there is protein in urine and blood work of BUN and creatinine to see if kidneys involved. ...Read more

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What is strep group d in urine culture is it different from e.coli? And is it more harmful than e.coli Bacteria?

Colon derived: Group D strep is typically a colon bacteria. It is very different than E. Coli, even though E. Coli is also a colon bacteria. Group D strep does not produce irritating infections or toxin associated infection. E Coli can produce serious painful infection. Group D strep is known also as Strep Bovis. It can produce endocarditis and can be associated with malignancy or diverticular disease. ...Read more

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Daughter had 3 urine culture last one had glucose but came back negative what else could cause cloudy urine no bacteria either?

Daughter had 3 urine culture last one had glucose but came back negative what else could cause cloudy urine no bacteria either?

Normal finding: The urine is one of the trash removal systems of your body. Urates (the origin of the name urine) found in the pee are breakdown products of protein metabolism. They tend to cloud up when the urine is more concentrated. Urine can certainly cloud up when there is lots of bacteria or white cells, during a UTI, but it can do so when it's not infected & just doing its job. ...Read more

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Urine culture came back: 50, 000-100, 000 cfu/ml of enterococcus species can someone explain exactly what this means and what sort of bacteria this is?

See answer: A urine culture/sensitivity (c/s) is used to identify the specific bacteria causing a UTI and the antibiotics the bacteria is sensitive/resistant to. Urine c/s is deemed positive if shows bacterial count of >1, 000 colonies/ml of a typical urinary tract organism. The large intestine and the perineal area serve as reservoir for pathogenic bacteria. E.Coli accounts for >70% of uti; enterococcus 5-10%. ...Read more

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If I had an STD would any bacteria show up in my urine culture?

If I had an STD would any bacteria show up in my urine culture?

Not usually: Urinary tract infection is quite different than stds under most circumstances, but some forms of std may create swelling of the female urethral outlet with secondary uti. If you think you may have been exposed to std please go and get tested soon. Always better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Do you need to perform a urine culture test if your urinalysis is positive for nitrate and bacteria is moderate?

Do you need to perform a urine culture test if your urinalysis is positive for nitrate and bacteria is moderate?

UTI?: 66 M from MD ASKS if one needs urine culture if dipstick suggest sifting. ANS: only if u want to know if u have an infection and if u do what is the best med to use in your part of town. ...Read more

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Do you need to perform a urine culture test if your urinalysis is positive for nitrate and bacteria is shown as moderate?

Yes: Urine culture will allow identification of the organism and if needed the antibiotic sensitivity of the organism can then be determined. ...Read more

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Can vaginitis give you urgency to urine? They did find some bacteria in my urine culture. I'm taking medication, but still feel need to urine.

Can vaginitis give you urgency to urine? They did find some bacteria in my urine culture. I'm taking medication, but still feel need to urine.

Yes: It is possible that you have a bladder infection and a vaginal infection. And yes, a vaginal infection can cause symptoms of frequency and burning. Also, the antibiotics for the UTI will increase the chance of a vaginal yeast infection. Consider treating with a vaginal yeast cream at the same time. ...Read more

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I have group b strep bacteria in my urine. I had a urine culture and that's what it showed and now I also have a small amount of blood in my urine.

I have group b strep bacteria in my urine. I had a urine culture and that's what it showed and now I also have a small amount of blood in my urine.

Your question is???: You have not asked a specific question.Group b strep will occasionally cause a UTI in women and women with a UTI may have a small amount of blood in their urine. Please confer with your pcp about treatment and the findings you cite. ...Read more

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Hello Dr, I have not seen my period for a month and 2 weeks, after a PT showed (-ve) and urine culture and swab showed scanty growth bacteria. Help?

Hello Dr, I have not seen my period for a month and 2 weeks, after a PT showed (-ve) and urine culture and swab showed scanty growth bacteria. Help?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Had UA, bacteria many. Had urine culture, results negative in 3days. No burning, snd difficulty in urine.1st nd Last protected sex was 4yrs ago. Help?

Relax: Not sure what your asking here, but if your urine culture is negative, you probably have a contaminated sample. You do NOT have an infection. You have no symptoms either. You should be just fine. ...Read more

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I had a Urine Culture to confirm if UTI was present. Culture was negative for bacteria, protected sex 6/23/2017 oral sex was unprotected, slight burning?

I had a Urine Culture to confirm if UTI was present. Culture was negative for bacteria, protected sex 6/23/2017 oral sex was unprotected, slight burning?

Unclear question: Oral sex would not result in UTI.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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1 year old daughter urine culture shows 80000 e coli bacteria...why this happened?? What to do?? Help please doctor

Positive urine: Urine cultures are used to evaluate for urinary tract infections. Proper collection of the sample is critical or false positives may result. True UTIs in very young children may be the result of an abnormality in the urinary system, and should be evaluated with an ultrasound a VCUG (checks urine flow and kidneys). Preschoolers can get infected from poor hygiene during potty training. ...Read more

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1 to 5 WBC in urine culture, but no bacteria found is it possible the cause can be something else though ruled out uti?

Within normal limits: 5 wcs or less in the spun urinary sediment/microscopic high power field is normal. Wbcs are seen on microscopic urinalysis and not in a urine culture. Urine cultures are performed to identify and quantify urinary bacteria.. ...Read more

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Is minocycline suitable for treating non-std epidiymo-orchitits? I have done urine culture test but it failed to find the bacteria. Thanks a lot.

Is minocycline suitable for treating non-std epidiymo-orchitits? I have done urine culture test but it failed to find the bacteria. Thanks a lot.

No: Doxycyline covers organisms associated with sexually transmitted disease other than gonorrhea such as chlamydia. Treatment of epididymoorchitis is based on the age of the patient and the possibility of enteric organisms. It is important to make accurate diagnosis before treatment is initiated. ...Read more

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Would a urine culture for UTI show up proteus mirabilis? Or show that that bacteria is present? Or would I have to ask for a specific test for that

Culture would show: Presence of proteus. That is what a urine culture would show. Sensitivities would show which antibiotics would be effective or not. ...Read more

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E.Coli found in urine culture. Does this means that this bacteria sseeded into my bladder? Does e.Coli in bladder causes prostatits and epididymitis

E.Coli found in urine culture. Does this means that this bacteria sseeded into my bladder? Does e.Coli in bladder causes prostatits and epididymitis

ECOLI: This is one of the most common causes of urinary and genital tract infections. It is found in many forms in the GI tract. The drug sensitivity will tell which antibiotic is best for treatment. ...Read more

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Had UA, bacteria many, WBC 2-4. Urine culture last july negative. No exposure, no pain at all. Urine HS strong smell. Help?

Had UA, bacteria many, WBC 2-4. Urine culture last july negative. No exposure, no pain at all. Urine HS strong smell. Help?

Smelly urine: Urine is created by a filtering process-the kidneys are constantly clearing the blood of impurities. Thus, urine may pick up a certain smells depending on what we've consumed. Ever smell your pee after eating asparagus? Some people don't drink enough so the urine can be concentrated and odorous. Too many vitamins might do it too. I would drink 8 glasses of water a day-at least. See MD if no better ...Read more

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I have been having symptoms of UTI for a couple weeks the doctor prescribed bactrim that didn't work so they took blood and a urine culture the urine came back with bacteria they explained to me that the bactrim maybe didn't work because of the typbacteri

Makes sense: There are many diff bacteria that can cause utis and the type you had was resisitant, but the culture and sensitivity that they did will tell you which type of antibiotic should work. I rarely use batrim as many bacteria are now resisitant to that one. I use Cipro (ciprofloxacin) - that usually works much better and u do not ahve to take it for as many days. ...Read more

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I had a urine culture done no bacteria but found trace of blood it said beside it negative my doc said everything is fine. It also say ketones leu nit all neg. Squamos epithelial< 1.

I had a urine culture done no bacteria but found trace of blood it said beside it negative my doc said everything is fine. It also say ketones leu nit all neg. Squamos epithelial< 1.

Clinical context: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. You doctor's conclusions seems warranted. ...Read more

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Can a simple urine analysis, urine culture or semen analysis report detects HIV infections/bacteria or stds?

Can a simple urine analysis, urine culture or semen analysis report detects HIV infections/bacteria or stds?

Std: All std diseases including hiv, can be easily diagnosed by blood test or a urethral swab. Urine or semen analysis are not recommended to screen for std's. ...Read more

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Between 10, 000 & 50, 000 cfu/ml lactobacillus in urine culture. No other bacteria. Wbc present. Have symptoms of uti. Contaminated or true uti?

Between 10, 000 & 50, 000 cfu/ml lactobacillus in urine culture. No other bacteria. Wbc present. Have symptoms of uti. Contaminated or true uti?

Contaminated: Lactobacilli in urine is usually contamination. Wbc present could be a sign of infection. If you have symptoms, then consider asking doctor to treat you. Some other markers would be leukocyte esterase and nitrites as possible indicators of UTI in your urinalysis. Hope that helps, be well! ...Read more

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3 weeks into Doxycycline I have stabbing bladder pain when bladder is full. Do I need complete urinalysis and urine culture? Perhaps bacteria/protozoans/fungi not susceptible to doxy have grown unopposed?

3 weeks into Doxycycline I have stabbing bladder pain when bladder is full. Do I need complete urinalysis and urine culture? Perhaps bacteria/protozoans/fungi not susceptible to doxy have grown unopposed?

Why on doxy?: I'm curious: why have you been on doxy for 3wks? I'm assuming that it is either for acne or for prostate infection. If for acne, recommend switching to another antibiotic and seeing if doc will write you something to treat yeast (Candida). Diflucan (fluconazole) once or twice weekly for 2-4 weeks will help...compounded nystatin is better. If taking for prostate the prostate prob may be causing symptoms. ...Read more

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Mild pain and blood in urine for 1 day. Urine culture shows protein but no bacteria growth. Blood test for kidneys came back normal. What is this?

Mild pain and blood in urine for 1 day. Urine culture shows protein but no bacteria growth. Blood test for kidneys came back normal. What is this?

Nephritis: Blood and protein in urine does not have to be only with infection. Several other reasons could cause it. Eg kidney stone, glomeruli nephritis, FSGS etc etc. See a neohrologist ...Read more

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Urine Culture (Definition)

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


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more