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What is the definition or description of: urine culture shows infection?

What is the definition or description of: urine culture shows infection?

None: 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 (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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Imipramine 25mg 1 tablet a day since july. Has symptoms like cystitis for 2 weeks. Urine culture shows no infection. Side effect of imipramine?

Imipramine 25mg 1 tablet a day since july. Has symptoms like cystitis for 2 weeks. Urine culture shows no infection. Side effect of imipramine?

Urgency?: Imipramine makes it difficult to pee for multiple reasons. If you feel a constant urgency to void and have frequent urination, then you may not be emptying your bladder. Imipramine is rarely an effective treatment on its own. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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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?

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

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask your doctor about TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint), as it could cause ear pain
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Look for ear pain or ear drainage, as they are both signs of infection
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See a doctor if you think you have an ear infection
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How long does it take for a UTI to show up on a urine culture, if you have an infection?

How long does it take for a UTI to show up on a urine culture, if you have an infection?

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

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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?

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

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call your doctor if you have a fever or back pain
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well hydrated and to help flush the infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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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?

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

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How long does it take for a UTI (urinary tract infection) to show positive on a urine culture?

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

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover your eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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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?

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

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food, such as caffeine, citrus, alcohol, and spicy foods
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Take an over-the-counter urinary analgesic for pain and to soothe the bladder
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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.

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

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My urine culture showed 20, 000 mixed flora. Would this still be considered an infection since it's less than 100, 000 flora?

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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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics, as clostridium difficile infection is a common complication
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Stay out of hospitals as much as possible
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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Urine sediment: correct // urine culture: not assessable bcause of growth of mixed bacterial flora. Can I assume I don't have an infection?

Urine sediment: correct // urine culture: not assessable bcause of growth of mixed bacterial flora. Can I assume I don't have an infection?

Not necessarily: Would need full clinical correlation. Why was the ua and c&s ordered and how was it collected. Although mixed bacterial flora seldom means infection, it also does not exclude the possibility of infection. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered these studies. ...Read more

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How to know if I have another prostate infection, where urine culture was negative?

How to know if I have another prostate infection, where urine culture was negative?

Here are some. ..: The real bacterial infection in the prostate is not common although many men have been told they have prostatitis.In fact, more than 80% of prostatitis is non-bacterial. With these in mind, you would be more able to ask and talk with Doc in a more sensible way so to deduce more reasonable Rx / care. To take a glimpse, to http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Chronic_prostatitis/chronic_pelvic_pain_syndrome ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a kidney infection even though a urine culture came back negative?

Is it possible to have a kidney infection even though a urine culture came back negative?

Yes: You could have kidney infection with no growth in urine culture if culture was done on antibiotics, the infection is atypical one (mycoplasma, ureaplasma, or chlamydia), or the infection came to kidney from blood (not ascending from urine). May benefit from ultrasound. It can show significant kidney infection and stones. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have another prostate infection even if my urine culture was negative?

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Here are some...: Known to us, most of patients labelled with prostatitis are not related with bacterial infection and their urinalysis may be normal so the urine culture is (-). Largely, detailed history and physical exam are the keys to suspect "prostatitis". How to get to the core of puzzle and confusion has not to be hard by following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Urine culture, routine value: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli, how do you know severity of infection?

Urine culture, routine value: >100, 000 cfu/ml escherichia coli, how do you know severity of infection?

How do you feel?: Severity of infection is gauged by your signs and symptoms. Do you have fever, nausea, high temp, flank pain, bladder pain? If you have no symptoms might want to consider repeating the test. ...Read more

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E.Coli in urine culture. What's this? Is this serious issue if not treated? Is it STD or infection? And how it can be treated?

E. coli: E. Coli normally reside in the bowel, but not in the bladder or urine. It is not an std, but in sufficient numbers can cause a urinary tract infection, which usually can be readily treated with antibiotics. If a urinary tract infection is not treated, it can lead to more serious complications such as a kidney infection. ...Read more

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Can I still have a bladder infection if my urine culture came back fine? Pain in pelvic area and lower back since holding my urine.

Can I still have a bladder infection if my urine culture came back fine? Pain in pelvic area and lower back since holding my urine.

Here are some...: The answer to your question could not be delivered in a 400-letter space. To bridge such a gap, please peruse articles in categories of UTI & Urination Trouble in http://formefirst. Com/UTI. Html & in What to Do at Feeling Sick? In http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you surely gain insight on how to handle many life events effectively. More? Contact www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin... ...Read more

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I've been having to pee frequently for the last couple of weeks it small amount I recently got a urine culture done no UTI infection what is this?

I've been having to pee frequently for the last couple of weeks it small amount I recently got a urine culture done no UTI infection what is this?

Other condition: There are other conditions which can cause increased frequency of urination. See a general medicine doctor or a urologist for a thorough exam and history. It may be a simple answer... But you wouldn't want to miss anything. ...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


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Infection (Definition)

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