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What does a routine urine culture and ssensitivity test for? Does it picky up STDs

What does a routine urine culture and ssensitivity test for? Does it picky up STDs

Urine C&S not 4 STDs: Urine culture and sensitivity is used to determine what bacteria, if any, growing in urine and which antibiotic (s) are most appropriate. This is not the way to test for stds. I have, however seen trichomonas in ua. ...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 minocycline suitable for treating non-std epidiymo-orchitits? I have done urine culture test but it failed to find the bacteria. Thanks a lot.

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

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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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Burning sensation after peeing but two negative STD tests and negative urine culture so what else could it be?

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

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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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What causes prostatitis? All std tests negative. Mycoplasma and ureaplasma tests negative. Urine culture negative. 6 woks cipro (ciprofloxacin) not cured Contagious?

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

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Does the urine culture test reveal the existing of STD other than hiv/aids such as gonorrhea?

Does the urine culture test reveal the existing of STD other than hiv/aids such as gonorrhea?

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

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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 +!

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

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Will a urine culture identify an std?

Yes, some STDs: Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be cultured from urine. However, urine culture is not the optimum test for std diagnosis. There are specific tests for different stds. ...Read more

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Willa urine culture done for a uti also show if you have any stds like chlamidyia?

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

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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?

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

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If I had an STD would any bacteria show up in my urine culture?

If I had an STD would any bacteria show up in my urine culture?

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

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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 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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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

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

Normal: The volume you listed is normal. Drink enough water so that your urine is more or less colorless and watery. That will ensure proper hydration and protect against kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis? All major std negative. Urine culture shows staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?

Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis? All major std negative. Urine culture shows staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?

Prostatitis: Staph species can cause prostatitis but they are rare. If you are having symptoms consistent with prostate infection and your urine is positive for Staph, then undergo treatment as recommended by your doctor and likely your symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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Does a simple urine analysis, Semen analysis and urine culture can reveal STDs if there is any?

Does a simple urine analysis, Semen analysis and urine culture can reveal STDs if there is any?

No: In the US, your physician will need to order specific tests for things like gonococcus and chlamydia in order for those to be done. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can a simple urine analysis, urine culture or semen analysis report detects HIV infections/bacteria or stds?

Can a simple urine analysis, urine culture or semen analysis report detects HIV infections/bacteria or stds?

Std: All std diseases including hiv, can be easily diagnosed by blood test or a urethral swab. Urine or semen analysis are not recommended to screen for std's. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What STDs do urine cultures reveal?

Few.: Many require specific culture parameters. Most cases of std are treated empirically; and most infections, now, engage multiple causative organisms. ...Read more

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Left testicular pain and sensitiveness despite negative ultrasound, urine culture, urinalysis, STD check and prostate check? Any suggestions

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

Dr. Simon Kimm
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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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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more