Top 20 Doctor insights on: Viridans streptococci uti

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My boyfriend has streptococcus viridans in his urine. My doctor said it's not necessary to treat? Why not? Can this be harmful to him? And cause uti?

My boyfriend has streptococcus viridans in his urine. My doctor said it's not necessary to treat? Why not? Can this be harmful to him? And cause uti?

S. viridans: Is most likely from contamination of the urine specimen and not the cause of infection. That is why your doctor is not treating it. ...Read more

Streptococcus (Definition)

Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...Read more


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I got my wet smear result and I found out that I have streptococcus again same bacteria that cause uti to me last year. Non pregnant. Is it dangerous?

I got my wet smear result and I found out that I have streptococcus again same bacteria that cause uti to me last year. Non pregnant. Is it dangerous?

Not likely: A streptococcus urinary infection is unlikely to be dangerous unless you develop a fever or other symptoms. I recommend that you have it treated. If you keep having infections, you should be checked for stones and other causes of urine infections. ...Read more

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I was treated for a UTI about 4 weeks ago. Took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 14 days. Symptoms returned. Culture showed klebsiella pneumoniae and streptococcus grp B?

I was treated for a UTI about 4 weeks ago. Took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 14 days. Symptoms returned. Culture showed klebsiella pneumoniae and streptococcus grp B?

Sounds a bit: Unusual. Have a urologist take a look at your bladder to see if there could be anatomical problems, such as fistula from colon or vagina or incomplete bladder emptying from cystocele or urethral stricture. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to still have sex with alpha hemolytic streptococcus uti?

Is it possible for me to still have sex with alpha hemolytic streptococcus uti?

Yes: Of course it is possible for you to have sex when you have urinary tract infection. I trust that you under treatment for the infection. Please note that trauma of sex may damage the lining of the urethra and worsen the infection and pain due to infection. ...Read more

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Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? Culture results: 10, 000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100, 000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? Culture results: 10, 000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100, 000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Contamination: Urinary tract infection is usually a single organism. GBS is a normal organism of the vagina. In your case, it is likely that e. coli is the responsible organism for your UTI and GBS is just a contaminant especially that the count is 10, 000 ...Read more

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Can viridans streptococci in urine make you feel ill?

Can viridans streptococci in urine make you feel ill?

Contaminant: Especially if you don't have obvious urinary tract symptoms, these are probably a contaminant. ...Read more

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Why would a urine sample contain viridans streptococci?

Likely contaminant: Viridans streptococci are commonly found on the skin and likely represent contamination in a urine specimen. ...Read more

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What is viridans streptococci?

What is viridans streptococci?

A bacteria: Streptococcus viridans is a strain of common bacteria. Viridans means 'green'. When s. Viridans is cultured, it produces green colonies of bacteria and the pus from a s. Viridans infection is often green.
Other strains of streptococcus produce colonies/pus of different colors. ...Read more

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What is hemolytic streptococci?

What is hemolytic streptococci?

3 different kinds: Streptococci growing on so-called blood agar can be alpha-hemolytic (partial hemolysis) causing a ring of green around the colony, beta- hemolytic (complete hemolysis) causing a clear ring around the colony, or gamma-hemolytic (no hemolysis) with no ring around the colony. ...Read more

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How are group a streptococci spread?

Resp and contact: Strep lives in the throat and on the skin. It is transmitted via respiratory droplets or by direct contact. ...Read more

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How are non-pyogenic streptococci spread?

How are non-pyogenic streptococci spread?

Contact: All streptococci are part of skin flora and can be spread person to person by skin contact. ...Read more

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What diseases do non-pyogenic streptococci cause?

Usually no pathogeni: Non-pyogenic streptococci represent a diverse group of streptococci that are normal inhabitants of the mouth, throat and occasionally the gastrointestinal tract.
 'silent bacteraemia' can occur especially in individuals with poor dental hygiene or gum disease. This can result in endocarditis amongst vulnerable individuals, especially those with underlying conditions such cancers, diabetes, heart ...Read more

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What are the non-pyogenic streptococci and how are they classified?

You are likely: Referring to the non-beta hemolytic strep, also called Alpha hemolytic strep. They are commonly found in the mouth and can be associated with endocarditis, an infection of the valves of the heart. Most, except for the so-called strep milleri group are not very pathogenic. ...Read more

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Where should someone get "swabbed" for streptococci, staphylococci and e. coli?

Depends: Why do you need to be swabbed? Streptococci usually cause sore throat, staphylococci cause skin infections and e coli is normally present in the colon. It would depend on what the lesion is and where it is. ...Read more

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What's the difference between group b streptococci and other beta hemolytic streptococci?

Different strains: Beta hemolytic strep is group a and affects all ages, group b strep affects mainly newborns. See these sites for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002342/
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/228936-overview. ...Read more

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Which diseases are caused by group b streptococci?

Which diseases are caused by group b streptococci?

20-40% of: Women carry gbs at the vagina and rectum. During pregnancy, at 36 weeks, culture are taken and if positive, treatment recommended to avoid a potential fatal infection on the baby while delivering. Also a rare cause of sepsis with the mother. Also infection on the elderly and the inmunocompromise patient like diabetics and liver disease. If you are healthy, you have nothing to worry. ...Read more

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What are group b streptococci and how are they classified?

See below: Group b strep. Or streptococcus agalactiae is a beta hemolytic streptococcus or chain forming, ball shaped bacteria. They commonly colonize the female genital tract and the colon. Strep. Species that completely hemolyze blood on agar plates are called beta hemolytic. They are subdivided based on presence of various lancefield cell wall antigens. Group b strep. Has the lancefield b antigen. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more