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Best antibiotic for urinary tract infection in male before urine culture sensitivity.

Best antibiotic for urinary tract infection in male before urine culture 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

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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Would urine culture & sensitivity test at first antenatal appointment show chlamydia ect?Midwife didn't give me a pap test but took blood and urine.

Would urine culture & sensitivity test at first antenatal appointment show chlamydia ect?Midwife didn't give me a pap test but took blood and urine.

Maybe: Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis or other STDs can only be detected if you look for them. Specialized lab material & personnel time is required. The routine prenatal urinalysis or culture looks for regular germs. Urine could be used to detect chlamydia & gonorrhea if they submit it for the extra testing. The blood could be screened for evidence of several germs (syphilis, herpes) ...Read more

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Is trichomonas a bacterial STD and can it be detected by a urine culture and sensitivity test?

Is trichomonas a bacterial STD and can it be detected by a urine culture and sensitivity test?

No: It's a protozoan, cannot be cultured, is generally easy to diagnose on physical exam, and the microbes can be seen in the fluid taken from the vagina. It also causes prostatitis and generally treatment is empirical without finding the bug. ...Read more

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I am urinating frequently and urine volume is high. I did urine test (culture and sensitivity), sugar but came normal. I dont getup in the night.

I am urinating frequently and  urine volume is high. I did urine test (culture and sensitivity), sugar but came normal. I dont getup in the night.

All is okay: Some use the bathroom frequently while upright whereas when laying down the urge decreases. If you have been drinking a lot of liquid during the day, your chances do making frequent bathroom stops is high. Another thing whether you've been having lower extremity swelling. If so, you may need a through renal evaluation. Otherwise drinking more makes you urinate fore frequently. ...Read more

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I have a urine culture showing: Greater than 100,000 col/ml Group B Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus(Strep agalactiae) . Sensitivity not What does it mean?

I have a urine culture showing: Greater than 100,000 col/ml Group B Beta Hemolytic Streptococcus(Strep
agalactiae) . Sensitivity not What does it mean?

Probable UTI: Group B beta strep is commonly carried in the vagina, usually without harm, except if present during labor, it can cause serious infections in the baby. However, it sometimes causes UTI as well. If you have typical UTI symptoms (urineary frequency, urgency, burning) or high white blood cells in the urine, you should be treated. If not, maybe retest and don't worry if neg. Discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Urine culture was negative but showed lactobacillus. Nurse suggested Cipro (ciprofloxacin). The lab did not test sensitivity. What does this mean? Infection?

Urine culture was negative but showed lactobacillus. Nurse suggested Cipro (ciprofloxacin). The lab did not test sensitivity. What does this mean? Infection?

No it is not infecti: Lactobacilus is NORMAL organism which lives in the normal vagina. It fights infection and keeps vagina healthy. You need no antibiotics ...Read more

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How to interpret urine culture report?

How to interpret urine culture report?

Talk to pathologist: The report is usually issued to your doctor, who should explain it to you. If you still have issues, you may contact the pathologist in-charge of the lab that did the test. The issue is not suitable for this forum for an adequate explanation. ...Read more

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Can a urine culture detect stis?

Can a urine culture detect stis?

Some: Gonorrhea may be seen in urine culture. Chlamydia and gonorrhea can also be tested by nucleic acid tests on urine. ...Read more

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What can I learn from a urine culture?

What can I learn from a urine culture?

Depends: Are you doing the culture? If not, the laboratory performing the culture will provide the results and if there is significant organism the antibiotic sensitivity of the organism. ...Read more

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What dose many mucus in a urine culture mean?

What dose many mucus in a urine culture mean?

Not normal, ? UTI: Urinary infection is most common cause of mucus in urine. So you should have a routine urinalysis. Mucus is sometimes & rarely associated with a muus producing bladder tumor & occasionally with kidney stones. Mucus is always if subject has had bladder enlargement surgery using a segment of bowel, in which case it is a normal finding. ...Read more

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How do a urinalyisis and a urine culture differ?

See below : Urineanalayis checks for abnormalities in the urine i.E glucose, blood, protein and white cells which could indicate an infection a culture looks for specific bacteria that is the cause of an infection. ...Read more

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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 are the differences between urinalyisis and urine culture?

What are the differences between urinalyisis and urine culture?

See answer: Urine analysis is using a dipstick to detect protein , blood etc and also lookig at the urine under a microscope to see cells and othe rsubstances to diagnose kidney problems urine culture is incubating the urine to grow/reveal the type of bacteria to direct treatment. ...Read more

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Urine culture has indicated "e.Coli grown".. What does this indicate?

E.Coli UTI: Your culture results, from the information given, indicates that your urine culture has e. Coli in it. If the culture findings are > 100, 000 colonies, you should see a have your physician order an appropriate antibiotic to treat your uti. ...Read more

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What are epithelial cells and what does it mean when they show up in a urine culture?

Contamination: Epithelial cells are the cells that cover the skin. Generally, a "clean catch" urine specimen will be free of epithelial cells, however if they are present, it means the specimen wasn't completely clean, and may have been contaminated by the skin surface. This can sabotage a good urine culture, and you might need to repeat it. (unless the culture was negative anyway). ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Urine Culture and Urine Microscopy, or are they synonymous?

Yes: Urine microscopy means looking at the urine with a microscope. Usually the urine is free of cells and other debris. If white blood cells or bacteria are seen the urine culture attempts to grow the bacteria and identify the kind of infection present ...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