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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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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"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

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

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Does no bacteria in urine means no std?

Does no bacteria in urine means no std?

No: You need specific test for each sexually transmitted disease. No bacteria in urine just means no urine infection. ...Read more

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Sour odor bacteria in urine, normal?

Sour odor bacteria in urine, normal?

Urine odor: Urine is often odorless. There are some diseases like diabetes that may create odors in the urine and some bacteria that grow in standing urine may produce odors. Urine odor may have a strong ammonia quality as well. ...Read more

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What may cause a trace of bacteria in urine?

What may cause a trace of bacteria in urine?

Bacteria: The first possibility is that it is a "dirty sample" meaning that bacterial contamination took place and it was not a clean catch urine. In the event that it was clean, the presence of bacteria along with other markers, symptoms, and so forth would give a better picture. The presence of wbcs, leukocyte esterase, and nitrites are common in urinary tract infections. So more info is needed. ...Read more

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What is typical skin bacteria in urine?

What is typical skin bacteria in urine?

Many species: We all have numerous bacteria on our skin and in the genital area. If a urine report just says typical skin bacteria, that just means that there are no species present of bacteria that usually cause infection. ...Read more

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Can it be infection without bacteria in urine?

Can it be infection without bacteria in urine?

Sometimes: If UTI is due to mycoplasma, ureaplasma, or chlamydia, the urinalysis will not show bacteria since these bacteria are very small and don't even grow in usual cultures. (atypical bacteria) also, yeast UTI will not show bacteria since yeast is a fungus, not a bacteria. ...Read more

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If I have all the symptoms of a UTI but have had no bacteria in urine, what else can it be?

If I have all the symptoms of a UTI but have had no bacteria in urine, what else can it be?

Atypical bacteria?: Mycoplasma, ureaplasma, and chlamydia are examples of bacterial infections of urine that are not visible on urine exams and do not grow on conventional cultures. They are called atypical bacteria collectively. If Azithromycin course, that normally works, does not help, you may need a urologist eval since a cystoscope can visualize if ulcers or other abnormalities are present inside the bladder. ...Read more

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No blood / bacteria in urine but have a constant need to urinate. What could it be?

No blood / bacteria in urine but have a constant need to urinate. What could it be?

Over active bladder: Bladder spasm, incomplete bladder emptying or overactive bladder can cause the sensation of constantly needing to empty your bladder. See your doctor for treatment if the symptoms interfere with daily activities. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause bacteria in urine? Can any docs explain?

Can herpes cause bacteria in urine? Can any docs explain?

Herpes Simplex: is a viral infection. It is not bacterial. It normally would infect genitalia vice bladder. ...Read more

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I went for a urinalysis but I drank a lot and my urine was almost clear colored. Will the test be accurate as to bacteria in urine? Or too diluted?

I went for a urinalysis but I drank a lot and my urine was almost clear colored. Will the test be accurate as to bacteria in urine? Or too diluted?

Inaccurate: Too dilute urine may not provide accurate results and not just for bacteria. A usual specimen for urine analysis is the first voided sample in the morning. Talk to your doctor about repeating the test. ...Read more

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My urine has an extremely high level of wbcs and blood in it. Urine cultures show no bacteria in urine. What can cause wbcs, blood, but no bacteria?

See comment: What were your symptoms ? Why was a urine test done? Negative culture means no bacteria , but it depends on how it was cultured...Tuberculosis needs special culture...Sometimes a foreign body like stone a polup may shed wbc, s ; rbc, s, yet culture can be negative !;i in medicine the most important part in tne diagnosis in the history. ...Read more

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I went to Dr then to ER and ER said I have bacteria in urine neutrophils is high and lymphs is low my blood is moderate what is that?

I went to Dr then to ER and ER said I have bacteria in urine neutrophils is high and lymphs is low my blood is moderate what is that?

Not sure that: I understand everything you are describing here. Did the doctor diagnose some form of urinary track infection. ...Read more

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Daughter had bacteria in urine but urine culture cam back negative was sent out to find exact bacteria but came back negative why is that?

Bacteruria: Unless they put a tube up into her and catheterized her to get the urine sample, bacteria form the skin and genital area can get into the urine sample. This is especially true in little girls where there are lots of nooks and crannies where skin bacteria can hide. They may see these bacteria when look at the urine under microscope, but they don't grow in culture in just skin source bacteria. ...Read more

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Are these bad results in my urine test or no? URINE EPITHELIAL CELLS-None seen Mucus, UA-Present BACTERIA IN URINE-Few

Are these bad results in my urine test or no?
URINE EPITHELIAL CELLS-None seen 	
Mucus, UA-Present 	
BACTERIA IN URINE-Few

Not really: In a normal urine, there shouldn't be any epithelial cells. Trauma or infection can cause them to be present. Few bacteria are not necessarily a bad sign. There is a condition called asymptomatic bactiuria (which just means bacteria in the urine without there being an infection). I'm not very concerned about the mucus. This should all be correlated with your symptoms of course. ...Read more

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Staph bacteria in urine, small amount, doc said he isnt worried about it but i am.How do you get that n your bladder?

Staph bacteria in urine, small amount, doc said he isnt worried about it but i am.How do you get that n your bladder?

Depends: Staphylococcus hemolyticus is a common cause of uti. Staphylococcus aureus truly in the urine is a potential harbinger of bad news. Other staph in urine may or may not be significant. Difficult subject to discuss in this space. ...Read more

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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