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Urine Culture Tests Detect St Ds
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
Is minocycline suitable for treating non-std epidiymo-orchitits? I have done urine culture test but it failed to find the bacteria. Thanks a lot.
No: Doxycyline covers organisms associated with sexually transmitted disease other than gonorrhea such as chlamydia. Treatment of epididymoorchitis is based on the age of the patient and the possibility of enteric organisms. It is important to make accurate diagnosis before treatment is initiated. ...Read more
Burning sensation after peeing but two negative STD tests and negative urine culture so what else could it be?
Some ideas: You mention having had some infections here in the past, and the burning can stay around for weeks after you're home free. I also trust that your tests were sensitive enough to rule out the various chlamydia and mycoplasma. Finally, eating those little hot peppers can do this to a guy. ...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
What causes prostatitis? All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?
Prostatitis: Only 30% of the cases are due to infection. The rest have no known cause and no known cure. Sometimes drugs that reduce prostate size or those that reduce the symptoms help. See your urologist. ...Read more
Whoa: Urine culture will not reveal either HIV or gonorrhea, or syphilis or any of the other sexually transmitted diseases. Please get with your personal physician and share your concerns if you think you've caught something. Don't be shy -- he / she has heard it all many times and won't think the less of you. ...Read more
Urine culture are reliable STD test? Mine came back negative but now have a black small blister on labia majora. Labia is burning! Candida albicans +!
Not always: Urine testing is a good means by which infections and some stds such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can be detected however a lot of other infections and stds are also missed this way. You will need to be seen by a gynecologist for a pelvic exam and more detail testing to detect all infections. Herpes may present with blisters and burning as well. ...Read more
Only if they look: The testing for this additional concern requires different sample processing and a different panel of tests. It would also incur a different data entry and extra costs. If the doc knows ahead of time to order it, the sample can be split up and used for both issues, but it is not automatic. ...Read more
If I had two negtive STD and a complete urine culture which showed nothing what else could cause NSU?? If it wasn't chalmdyia or any other std?
What's the concern..: That prompts you to ask this question? Is it because of persistent symptoms? Positive urinalysis without symptoms? Worry about a more ominous diagnosis? Your question is important but it requires more information to answer it meaningfully- ...Read more
Not usually: Urinary tract infection is quite different than stds under most circumstances, but some forms of std may create swelling of the female urethral outlet with secondary uti. If you think you may have been exposed to std please go and get tested soon. Always better safe than sorry. ...Read more
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
How much urine should I pee each time I go the loo. I pee around 250ml. Is this normal? No uti detected on urine culture. No stds
If e.Coli is found in urine culture then does this means that I have any infections or stds? If any then what are these infections?
Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis? All major std negative. Urine culture shows staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?
My urine culture had WBC of 13, I tested neg for UTI and stds, what else could cause this, should I be worried?
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Had urine culture & swab and dr said it's UTI. I also feel like I have prostatitis u don't think they missed STD? He said he checked for those
More info needed: You don't describe your symptoms. If you have discharge from the penis, and have been at risk (new partner, partner having sex with others, etc), then an STD is likely (although rare at your age). Otherwise prostatitis or UTI are more likely, although this also depends on detailed symptoms. Prostate enlargement with partial obstruction and overactive bladdeer also are common at age 67. ...Read more
Is it possible for a urine culture to screen for uti to come back normal even if you had an std at the same time?
Yes: STDs don't show up on UTI testing. They are due to entirely different kinds of germs, and UTI tests are not designed to detect STD. ...Read more
Still feel slight burn at tip of penis, did complete cbc, urine culture, all std, all neg. What would be my next step if symptoms persist?
Urologist: It would be prudent to consult a urologist. ...Read more
Can a simple urine analysis, urine culture or semen analysis report detects HIV infections/bacteria or stds?
Pain & inflammation on right testicle. Pus cells in semen and urine analysis. E.Coli was found in urine culture. Why and what causes this? Is it stds?
Epididymitis: You need to see a urologist and have this condition assessed thoroughly. As already indicted, the e. Coli may or may not be of significance and you must place its isolation from the urine in the proper clinical context. Go and see someone soon. Unlikely to be std but if you have been exposed, go and get tested. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
What does e.Coli indicates in urine culture? Does this is due to prostatitis, utis, STDs or varicoceles? Culture shoes e.Coli and ua shows puss cells.
My only symptoms are frequent urination, urine culture shows not a uti, could it be a std. Is it possible to have a STD and have no vaginal discharge?
When in doubt, check:
Early stage std has no symptoms at all. Vaginal discharge and abnormal urination are not always present in cases of std. If std is suspected, the best approach is to have an examination and test.
A young female like yourself should have std screening once a year, even you don't have symptom. ...Read more
Can hemorrhoids cause penis sensations such as warm sensation after peeing since I did pass two STD tests and complete urine cultures.?
Left testicular pain and sensitiveness despite negative ultrasound, urine culture, urinalysis, STD check and prostate check? Any suggestions
Pain: There is a small appendage that hangs from the testes called the testes appendix. This small segment of tissue can twist and become ischemic. This is very painful. Have first hand experience and will not forget it. In time, usually a few days this will resolve. Other things that can cause testicular pain include orchitis (inflammation of the testes) and kidney stones (referred pain). ...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