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What to do if Enterococcus faecalis in the bladder, now longtime and cannot be cultured via urinalysis and has moved into the flanks, back of knees and back with extreme muscle weakness? Thank you

What to do if Enterococcus faecalis in the bladder, now longtime and cannot be cultured via urinalysis and has moved into the flanks, back of knees and back with extreme muscle weakness? Thank you

Septicemia: If the bacteria has entered your blood stream and is now causing weakness in your muscles you may need IV antibiotics. I would recommend that you see a doctor as soon as possible. You can also performa a virtual consultation with myself or another healthtap doctor using Prime services. ...Read more

Ua (Definition)

A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...Read more


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Did all test urine analysis culture all says no infection but urine burning and tenderness below belly doesn't go I just don't want to take antibioti?

Did all test urine analysis culture all says no infection but urine burning and tenderness below belly doesn't go I just don't want to take antibioti?

Here are some. ..: Go to seek professional evaluation for more detailing Hx stressing the quality, quantity, & sequence of events of all symptoms and their potentially related discomforts over time to Doc for analysis + physical exams + tests as needed so to define what the underlying causes for your symptoms simulating UTI are for providing timely right Rx / care / counseling for now and future. ...Read more

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How to interpret urine culture/ urinalysis?

How to interpret urine culture/ urinalysis?

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 more

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What is "urinalysis, complete with reflex to culture"?

What is "urinalysis, complete with reflex to culture"?

Culture if needed: It means the lab will process the urine for culture if they find white blood cells on the urinalysis. ...Read more

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I get a lot of sediment in my urine, pain and sometimes bleeding apx 1x a week then it clears again. Why? Urinalysis, culture were normal when clear.

I get a lot of sediment in my urine, pain and sometimes bleeding apx 1x a week then it clears again. Why? Urinalysis, culture were normal when clear.

Blood in urine: Despite the normal urinalysis, the presence of visible blood in the urine warrants a thorough evaluation of your urinary tract. You could easily be passing a stone but a more serious problem needs to be excluded. See a urogist! ...Read more

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Why might there be presence of blood to appear on your urinalysis when the urine culture came back negative?

Why might there be presence of blood to appear on your urinalysis when the urine culture came back negative?

See below: Infection is only one cause of blood in urine. Others being stones, injury, tumors and blood disorders. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/blood-in-urine/ds01013. ...Read more

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I have been seeing blood when I when I wipe after urination. Urinalysis normal and culture neg. What can this be?

I have been seeing blood when I when I wipe after urination. Urinalysis normal and culture neg. What can this be?

See below: The presence of blood on the tissue paper when wiping after urination usually indicative of either a urological (urethra or bladder) or gynecological (vagina or cervix) source. A normal urinalysis and negative urine culture would "tend" to rule out a urological source. Would recommend you first see a gynecologist for a good visual pelvic exam, STD screening if sexually active, and Pap smear. ...Read more

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Off & on burning for year. Several urinalysis & cultures negative. Can IC cause burning only? Can go days & be fine then burn for few days then ok again.

Off & on burning for year. Several urinalysis & cultures negative. Can IC cause burning only? Can go days & be fine then burn for few days then ok again.

Urethral syndrome?: Some UTIs are limited to the urethra, i.e. not involving the bladder, called urethral syndrome. Urinalysis often is normal, with few or no white blood cells; and urine culture also negative, with fewer bacteria than most UTIs. Other things also could do this, e.g. irritation from vaginal perfumes, spermicide, yeast infection, condom (latex) allergy, and more. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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If my urinalysis was normal can a urine culture still show I have a uti?

Yes: Because of this relative insensitivity of dipstick urinalysis, the absence of leukocyte esterase (let) does not rule out urinary tract infection (uti). Similarly, and more common, a positive let on dipstick does not always indicate the presence of a uti. A urine culture should generally be done when symptoms suggest the presence of a UTI regardless of the urinalysis results. ...Read more

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Frequent urination negative culture negative urinalysis no diabetes? Anything else it could be?

Frequent urination negative culture negative urinalysis no diabetes? Anything else it could be?

Overactive bladder?: If you have been thoroughly tested and found no infections, and not taking meds, it could simply from a condition overactive bladder--your bladder squeezes too much, too often--making you want to pee often even when there isn't much urine.
There are medicines which may help.
Consult your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How can urinalysis and culture help in diagnosing UTI vs std? Thanks...

Different cultures: Urinalysis and urine culture diagnose a urinary tract infection. In order to diagnose STD a different exam and culture should be done on the cervical discharge specimen in females or the urethral discharge in male ...Read more

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Hwbc & lrbc in a urinalysis and blood? I did have a UTI at the time. My urine culture was normal. Should I be worried?

Hwbc & lrbc in a urinalysis and blood? I did have a UTI at the time. My urine culture was normal. Should I be worried?

Incomplete info: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the position to do that. It would be helpful to look at the actual lab results. Blood in urine is something to be concerned about and you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had frequent urination for 8 months had a urine culture and a urinalysis both negative. What other tests determine the cause of this problem?

More tests: Dynamic testing of the bladder, which help determine whether the bladder if emptying fully is another test you may need to have with your urologist. A pelvic ultrasound may also be helpful to assess for uterine fibroids, endometriosis, etc. ...Read more

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Urinalysis culture? 10, 000-50, 000 CFU/mL of Mixed nonuropathogenic Gram positive flora. May represent colonizers from external and internal genitalia?

Bacteruria: Why was the sample taken? If you have no symptoms of a UTI such as burning with urination or frequency then don`t worry about it. That small amount of gram positive organisms is likely colonizers of skin and not a real infection. ...Read more

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Can the meds Azo make high WBC in my urinalysis? My urine culture was negative tho?

Azo: Azo is not an antibiotic. It will relieve your symptoms of uti. Be careful because infection could get worse and you are masking it with the azo. ...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?

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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Had a culture and urinalysis done and, results were negative but I still smell a slight ammonia urine smell in my discharge not strong, And had no sex?

Had a culture and urinalysis done and, results were negative but I still smell a slight ammonia urine smell in my discharge not strong, And had no sex?

Here are some. ..: Clinically, you're okay. As to the smell in urine & vaginal discharge, that is personally unique but normal to reflect the amount of excretion from your rich apocrine glands to interact with the bacteria in genital area as well as the expected presence of ammonia in urine. In fact, exposing urine to air for 30 minutes will surely make urine stinging. So, as long as having normal UA..., it's ok. ...Read more

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Can a positive urine culture with group b strep, but normal urinalysis confirm a UTI? Or likely to not be a UTI?

Confirm a UTI: Group B strep is usually a gut bacteria. If there are symptoms such as burning on urination foul-smelling urine for the positive culture it is most likely a urinary tract infection. Urinalysis probably would show a positive leukocyte esterase test. The culture is usually the goal stand it if it is greater than 100, 000 colonies. ...Read more

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When a urinalysis and urine culture is performed do they always do a microscopic exam of the urine sample to check for casts?

When a urinalysis and urine culture is performed do they always do a microscopic exam of the urine sample to check for casts?

Depends: Microscopic examination of urine is usually triggered by the findings of dipstick examination. If the dipstick examination does not show abnormality a microscopic examination is not usually done. Not all casts are necessarily abnormal. ...Read more

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Urinalysis in dr. S office, blood and puss in urine! Had it cultured, no infection! What is going on?

Urinalysis in dr. S office, blood and puss in urine! Had it cultured, no infection! What is going on?

Irritation - ask Dr.: While infection accounts for pus cells in urine 98-99% of the time, it's not the only reason. Bodies typically respond to an irritation of tissues by an inflammatory response manifested by an increase in the blood flow to the area, slight tissue swelling, and an extra white blood cells to combat the irritation. Thus, any cause of inflammation in the urinary system may increase blood cells ; pus. ...Read more