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What Does 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 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
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
What does"moderate bacteria" in urine test mean? Dr looked at it and said everything is goodBeen running low grade fever for a month and abdominal pain
Possible infection: Typically when females provide a urine sample even when they clean themselves carefully, some bacteria from the skin will fall into cup and cause the test to show moderate bacteria. In this case, usually a culture is done to rule out infection. This takes a few days. In medicine a fever is anything 100.4 deg or higher, if there is a prolonged temp in this range, there is concern for infection ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Been on 2courses of antib. Urine analysis-clean, microscopy keeps showing bacteria. Going for my 3rd test seeing a urologist, what can this mean?
Reassuring: If urinalysis is clear i.E no white or red cells then the bacteria in urine may have come from outside sample e.g. If you are a female and have vaginitis (inflammation or infection of vagina) the collection of urine may show bacteria. Also, bacteruria (what you describe) could be associated with vaginal atrophy usually in people older than your age. No WBC is reassuring. Still need a urologist. ...Read more
Bacteremia: We all have bacteria in our blood transiently, and our immune systems eliminate these. If these cultures are positive in the setting of other evidence of infection it may be that they are the cause of the infection. The same thing is true of bacteria in the urine (bacteriuria), but this can often happen without infection, particularly in women. ...Read more
What does it mean to have many amphormous uthrates, and squam epithal in urine analysis. Also RBC 5-9, bacteria few, blood small?
Need a clean catch: Sounds like the usual contamination of a urine specimen not obtained by a clean catch. A clean catch is a urine specimen obtained in the mid stream of urination, not at the beginning or end and also done after the privates are cleaned in advance. If still bacteria, need doc check. ...Read more
What does it mean when your urine is positive for Nitrite and tested moderate for bacteria? Do you have a UTI? Is further testing necessary?
Bacteria reduce NO3: These are lab findings on a urine test- and what needs to happen is for your doctor to interpret the test in the clinical setting. Specifically, I would want to 'match up' any urinary symptoms you have, with the urinary findings. A very important element of the urinalysis is whether you have white cells (WBCs) present or not. A few are allowed, but more than 5 and I would pay attention. ...Read more
Urine culture came back: 50, 000-100, 000 cfu/ml of enterococcus species can someone explain exactly what this means and what sort of bacteria this is?
See answer: A urine culture/sensitivity (c/s) is used to identify the specific bacteria causing a UTI and the antibiotics the bacteria is sensitive/resistant to. Urine c/s is deemed positive if shows bacterial count of >1, 000 colonies/ml of a typical urinary tract organism. The large intestine and the perineal area serve as reservoir for pathogenic bacteria. E.Coli accounts for >70% of uti; enterococcus 5-10%. ...Read more
What does it mean when urinalysis says small blood and small bacteria in urine - without symptoms?
Normal: If around your period your urinalysis is normal. If this is not the case would recommend hydrating better and repeat in few weeks. ...Read more
May be nothing: The positive findings on your urine commonly happens with contaminated urine sample. Unless you did a careful midstream urine catch, which would decrease the chance of having what you found on your urine test. If you are having symptoms of urine infection, a urine culture can help in evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What does it mean to have WBC clumps come back rare in a urine test? Mucous - rare, bacteria- rare what does rare mean?
Urine tests: Often urine tests are contaminated by the bacteria and cells from around the vaginal area which can result in those type of findings. Unless you are having symptoms of a urinary tract infection, it is unlikely that rare bacteria and rare wbcs suggest anything. If in doubt, you can always repeat the urinalysis. ...Read more
Abnormal urine epithelial cell large number of urine bacteria hyaline cast high & mixed flora of 3 oraganisms. What does this mean?
I did a urine test for medical check up. The results are mostly normal except bacteria+ (few) and ca. Oxalate+ (few). What does these mean? Thank you!
Needs checking: Few bacteria on a voided specimen (as opposed to a catheterized specimen) is usually meaningless but a urine culture might be ordered by your doctor. The calcium oxalate crystals could mean a stone somewhere in your urinary tract. That should be checked radiographically. Good luck. ...Read more
Abnormal urine epithelial cell large number of urine bacteria hyaline cast high & mixed flora of 3 oraganisms. What does this mean? How do I treat it?
Hello, what does it mean in a urine exam when the WBC esterase is +3. WBC 11-30, , Epethelial cells (non renal) >10, bacteria cells many abnormal?
Not a mystery: Hi. You have a urinary tract infection (UTI), probably just a bladder infection, but possibly an upper urinary tract infection (much sicker). Whoever ordered your UA and microscopic will assess your status and treatment needs based on more information than is available to us. Get well soon! ...Read more
Teenage son-visible blood in his urine. Abnormal Urinalysis Results: 7/14 - RBC urine 418 out of 0-5; 7/16 - RBC/HPF 6-10, Small bacteria, Small Hemoglobin; What these mean? Sonar tomorrow.
Had a urinalysis with microscopic exam: Leukocytes Ester: Moderate, Bacteria, urine: OCC, Epethelial Cells, urine: Rare. What does it mean?
What does it mean to have a trace amount of albumin and occult blood, ketone boldies and bacteria present, epithelial cells 10-15 im urine test.?
E.Coli found in urine culture. Does this means that this bacteria sseeded into my bladder? Does e.Coli in bladder causes prostatits and epididymitis
I did a urine test and my result were rbc 1-3, wbc 1-2, epithelial cells moderate, bacteria few, yeast few.... What does it mean?
UA: It means what it sounds like...you have some red and white blood cells as well as epithelial cells and bacteria and yeast. Most likely, you have a Urinary tract infection. See the Dr. Who did the test, or get a Dr. If you do not have one, and have them evaluate you for these findings, so you can get an examination and the proper treatment, Best wishes. ...Read more
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