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

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

Urine tests screen: Blood and urine tests can typically cover appropriate screening in pre-natal care. Blood tests can check for HIV, hepatitis B surface antigen, and syphilis. Urine tests, beyond a culture and sensitivity, can detect gonorrhea and chlamydia. A Pap may be done at some point with HPV testing. There is not a good screening test for genital herpes; suspicious areas can be scraped or cultured. ...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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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