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Urinalysis Culture And Sensitivity
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
Do i need treatment if my ua shows some trace of leukocytes , 1+ bacteria, clarity of urine hazy and urine culture negative staphylococu?
CYSTITIS: Cystitis is a clinical diagnosis meaning you tell the doctor you have it by telling him about symptoms. In rare occasions there are no symptoms and treatment is still indicated. ...Read more
Left testicular pain and sensitiveness despite negative ultrasound, urine culture, urinalysis, STD check and prostate check? Any suggestions
pain: There is a small appendage that hangs from the testes called the testes appendix. This small segment of tissue can twist and become ischemic. This is very painful. Have first hand experience and will not forget it. In time, usually a few days this will resolve. Other things that can cause testicular pain include orchitis (inflammation of the testes) and kidney stones (referred pain). ...Read more
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 came back, protein urine +1, WBC urine 10-15, Bacteria Urine +1. On antibiotic for a UTI. Are these normal results just for a UTI?
Urine; moderate WBC, no nitrites, culture <50k multiple non-uropathogenic gram positive bacteria. No symptoms. Possible contamination? Antibiotics??
Contaminant: Infection is when pathogens (bacteria for example) invade your tissues. This almost always produces signs which include redness, swelling, warmth and pain. In the absence of symptoms this is a contaminant or a colonization of your urinary tract. Note: Do not test urine without a good reason.... ...Read more
Lung infiltrate should have a culture and sensitivity? Antibodics without culture-sensitivity? O.K.?
Yes: The only way to get a definitive sample of the presumed stuff in the infiltrate is to stick a needle through your chest wall or stick a tube down your airway and get some through that route.Hacking up a lugie provides a contaminated specimen. Research provides us with guidelines on the best abx choices to make.Some times we just have to pick one and hope for the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a simple urine analysis, urine culture or semen analysis report detects HIV infections/bacteria or stds?
Normal ranges: The urinalysis report should contain a normal reference range for each item tested. If there are any tests that fall out of that range, it will be flagged as abnormal. As far as a urine culture is concerned, if the specimen was collected correctly, any bacteria found would be considered abnormal and should probably be treated, especially if you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does ureaplasma urealyticum infection show up on a urine culture or a pcr std urine test? I had two urine cultures and three std urine tests.
Normal bacteria: It's normal to have U. urealyticum in the genital tract. Once in a while it causes nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) in men, but generally harmless both in men and their sex partners. UU doesn't show up on routine tests; testing is rarely needed except in special circumstances. So nothing to worry about, especially if no symptoms. If in doubt, see an STD or infectious diseases expert. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: In the US, your physician will need to order specific tests for things like gonococcus and chlamydia in order for those to be done. ...Read more
Several things: It's time to see a urologist for evaluation. You likely will need a cystoscopic exam. ...Read more
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.
Bacterial Vaginosis: Women who have bacterial vaginosis can have a vaginal discharge that smells fishy and causes you to have an alkaline ph. Any infectious process involving your urinary tract can have some degree of proteinuria. I would suggest you seek treatment from your physician for suspected cystitis/uti and see if your symptoms don't resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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