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Urine Culture Shows Infection
A urine culture can only show the presence of bacteria in that particular specimen. The diagnosis of infection is clinical since some individuals can have asymptomatic bacteriuria and not be bothered by it.
In addition at times the specimen can be contaminated and not representative of true infection. ...Read more
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
Imipramine 25mg 1 tablet a day since july. Has symptoms like cystitis for 2 weeks. Urine culture shows no infection. Side effect of imipramine?
Blood in urine for 6 mos. Cystoscope normal. Bleed from urethra solid wk before each monthly period. A lot of pus in urine. Cultures show no infection?
I would stick with: Your Urologist and see if he can help you. Aseptic or interstitial cystitis is a condition similar to what you described, and the bleeding from the urethra may be part of a systemic inflammatory response that must be ruled out, such as urethritis secondary to reactive arthritis. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I had a urine culture done. Showed no infection. Nitrates are neg but leukocytes pos. I have all the classic symptoms of a uti. I'm on antibiotics but still feel pain. Urgency, freq, pain, etc.
It may never show up: Utis is a clinical diagnosis - that means for a physician, we rely mainly on the patient's symptoms (pain on urination, hesitancy, frequency, flank/supra pubic pain) to make a dx. In many cases, we can grow and isolate the offending organism in the lab in <24hrs. In other cases, it is much harder to do this (eg chlamydia, ureaplasma, mycoplasma) - sometimes resulting in a negative culture. ...Read more
Urine culture done on 2/8 shows infection. Have a Foley and urine almost looks red. What is the risk of this turning in to a kidney infection?
Foley catheter: If you have a Foley catheter in place it is not surprising that you have wbc's and bacteria in your urine.- after 3 days >95% will. Blood can also occur and the risk of kidney infection exists any time you have instrumentation. The question is why the Foley and what does the doctor who ordered it say? ...Read more
Hello Doc, A scan shows that outline of the left kidney is rough in the inferior portion. The Doc said its infection but urine culture came out -ve?
Be more specific: "Rough in the inferior portion" is far from an appropriate medical interpretation of a scan. Please be more specific and clarify what the scan report states. ...Read more
It may not!: A urinary tract infection is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated with uti's will test positive within 24hr. Cultures help in choosing the most appropriate antibiotic.However, keep in mind some microbes cannot be cultured, or aren't routinely cultured (e.g. Ureaplasma, chlamydia) - but can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Frequent urinary tract infection. Bladder does not empty properly. Urine culture shows stephalococcus aerius. Please advise next steps.
Had urine culture three weeks ago showed no growth had another one last week it showed yeast infection Why do both show high levels of WBC?
Leukocytes in urine: WBCs are present in response to almost any form of inflammation. It sounds as if you have a UTI if the urine was collected by a clean midstream catch. If not, the yeast may have present in the urine through contamination from the vaginal secretions and if you have Candida vulvovaginitis that is probably the explanation. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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 more
My urine culture showed 20, 000 mixed flora. Would this still be considered an infection since it's less than 100, 000 flora?
Contaminant: In our lab we usually do not obtain sensitivities unless a culture grows out more than 100k colonies. Usually mixed flora with low counts are contamination from specimen collection. ...Read more
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Son's urinalysis was negative yet the urine culture showed that there was an infection. Why was the urinalysis negative?
Contaminant: The culture may have been contaminatedwhat was the organism recovered? ...Read more
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
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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