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What does a lot of bacteria in the urine mean ?

What does a lot of bacteria in the urine mean ?

It might be infectio: Sometimes it is due to infection in the urinary bladder but it can also be due to poor urine sample collection. If you have any bladder symptoms like burning on urination or frequent urination, then you might have infection in the bladder. If you have no urinary symptoms, then simply repeat your urine test with a proper clean catch urine collection and get a urinalysis done one more time ...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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What does a lot of bacteria in urine mean ?

What does a lot of bacteria in urine mean ?

Urine bacteria: If the urine was collected correctly, bacteria in the urine is a sign of a urinary tract infection (uti). Urine is sterile and if there are bacteria in it, you will need to have a culture sent off to find out what antibiotic can kill the bacterium that is causing your uti. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have bacteria in my urine?

What does it mean when I have bacteria in my urine?

Doesn't mean much: Bacteria is sometimes found in urine for a variety of reasons. Bacteria is often a contaminant. Bacteria is only significant when the patient has signs and symptoms of infection ( burning, frequency, urgency, pressure in the bladder, fever, etc.) or when the organism is clearly a pathogenic organism - such as pseudomonas - and has no business in the urine. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have few bacteria in your urine?

What exactly does it mean when you have few bacteria in your urine?

Often not a concern.: When urine is studied in a lab (urinalysis and/or culture), the lab staff will study the urine under a microscope. They may see (or culture) bacteria. These may represent a true bacterial infection, or in some instances if they are very few in number and if there is no accompanying inflammation, the bacteria may be a contaminant from the skin from the time of specimen collection. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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Dr I have some result her can youbtell me what they mean......Bacteria, urine hpf and iit sasaid standar: none/hpf. And your value is many?

Dr I have some result her can youbtell me what they mean......Bacteria, urine hpf and iit sasaid standar: none/hpf.   And your value is many?

Complex: This may depend on how the urine was collected, stored and how soon it was examined. Many bacteria per high powered field may suggest urinary tract infection, but this will depend upon symptoms and other factors. You need to discuss this with your doctor. It may mean nothing at all. ...Read more

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What does bacteria 3+ mean in the urine sample results?

Not much. : Bacteria in the urine as an isolated event is not very helpful or specific. This could be caused by a poor collection or by actual bacteria in the urine this does not necessarily indicate an infection. Urinary tract infection is usually heralded by pain urgency and frequency of urination ...Read more

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What does it mean when one has bacteria present in a urine culture?

What does it mean when one has bacteria present in a urine culture?

Depends upon type.: In most instances, urine should not contain any bacteria, and the presence of bacteria might indicate an infection. Sometimes when a urine culture is collected, a few bacteria from the skin or end of the urethra may "contaminate" the urine. In such cases, bacteria may not indicate a real disease. Need to know type and # of bacteria and whether there are accompanying white blood cells in urine. ...Read more

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What is gram positive bacteria result from a urine culture test mean?

What is gram positive bacteria result from a urine culture test mean?

Urinary infection: Bacteria usually originate from the bowel, vagina, or skin as normal flora of the host. Gram-positive organisms can include staphylococcus saprophyticus (causative organism in 5% to 15% of utis) and enterococcus faecalis it means urinary infection related to gram positive organism. ...Read more

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Urine culture has mixed growth of 4 bacteria species isolated. Viable count: <10 (small letter 4) /ml probably contaminants.What does this mean to me?

Meaningless: Almost certainly this means 1) you don't have a urinary tract infection and 2) the urine specimen was not a good "clean catch"; all those bacteria almost certainly come from your vaginal opening, labia, etc. (That's why the lab called them "probably contaminants".) ...Read more

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What mean that urine albumin trace pus cells 12-15 epith.cells+++ crystals amorphous bacteria present?

What mean that urine albumin trace pus cells 12-15 epith.cells+++ crystals amorphous bacteria present?

Urinalysis: Trace albumin means little or nothing. The presence of trace pus cells is probably from a poorly collected specimen contaminated by vaginal secretions, as suggested by the epithelial cells. The amorphous bacteria is also a result of contamination. To be effective in helping diagnosing UTI this should be an assisted clean midstream urine specimen. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more