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Semen (Definition)

Semen is the white, viscous substance that forms the male ejaculate. Semen contains sperm, fructose (nutrition for the sperm), and ...Read more


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My sputum culture had klebsiella oxytoca, had no symptoms my sputum was tested for something else. Now I have a cold, possible to get k.Pneumoniae?

My sputum culture had klebsiella oxytoca, had no symptoms my sputum was tested for something else. Now I have a cold, possible to get k.Pneumoniae?

In general, no!: K oxytoca is a strong pathogen, and may cause serious infections, among them, pneumonia. Although it colonizes the nasal passages, it's presence in the sputum can be a
warning sign, but if you are healthy and have a normal immune status, it should not progress. Be vigilant for any sudden changes in your condition and seek a consultation if your "cold" worsens. ...Read more

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Is it often possible that klebsiella pneumoniae has been wrongly identified as e-coli in urine culture report?

Is it often possible that klebsiella pneumoniae has been wrongly identified as e-coli in urine culture report?

Unlikely: Speciation of bacterial colonies grown in a urine culture is pretty accurate. Of course, mislabeled specimens (e.g. From another patient) and other such processing errors can occur, but this would be uncommon. Your results are probably correct. ...Read more

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X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli. Y lab: no significant growth z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?

X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli. Y lab: no significant growth z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?

Pick your favorite.: Pick your favorite doctor that is. Something fishy is going on here. Need to get a good doc who can understand your symptoms and order and interpret testing. May want to reports discrepant results to labs. ...Read more

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I had a urine culture and it indicated klebsiella pneumoniae is present, what is the correct antiobotics I should be on? I was prescibed marcobid before the results? And is this contiagous to others?

I had a urine culture and it indicated klebsiella pneumoniae is present, what is the correct antiobotics I should be on? I was prescibed marcobid before the results? And is this contiagous to others?

Let me explain: When you have urine culture and senesevity, they will find the matching antibiotic for you. I believe microbed is good antibiotic till you receive the result. Of course could be contiguous to other. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with a uti with the bacteria culture of klebsiella pneumoniae over 100, 000. I'm a 43 year old male. I was prescribed keflex 500mg?

I've been diagnosed with a uti with the bacteria culture of klebsiella pneumoniae over 100, 000. I'm a 43 year old male. I was prescribed keflex 500mg?

UTI in Men: That seems like the correct Antibiotic and you should finish the course usually 10 days and get repeat urine test done after you finish the Antibiotic. Even though UTIs are more common in women, but men can also get it. Sometime there are certain condition which put you at risk of UTI. Like enlarged Prostate, kidney stones, Diabetes and any health condition that affects the immune system. ...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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Hi, My UA results listed leukoesterase 1+, Nitrate positive, and something about klebsiella pneumoniae. Does this indicate the need for "Cipro"??

Hi, My UA results listed leukoesterase 1+, Nitrate positive, and something about klebsiella pneumoniae. Does this indicate the need for "Cipro"??

Sounds like UTI: Cipro is an antibiotic that is often used empirically for UTIs. It may be indicated if you have no contradindications and the klebsiella is susceptible to it ...Read more

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Cultures on my face/neck has light acinetobacter baumanii complex (was staph)and my scalp has a positive light klebsiella pneumoniae esbl. How should we treat now? I was on 2 months of doxycycline.

Cultures on my face/neck has light acinetobacter baumanii complex (was staph)and my scalp has a positive light klebsiella pneumoniae esbl. How should we treat now? I was on 2 months of doxycycline.

Sensitivity: When doctors run cultures they also run a sensitivity test which is why you run a culture. The sensitivity test tells you which antibiotics the bacteria is sensitive to and the names of the antibiotics the bacteria will be resistent to. If you have already been treated and the bacteria was sensitive to that bacteria it will resolve. Avoid picking and recontamination. ...Read more

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After c/s of my semen is infected by klebsiella pneumoniae. Is it related with c.trachomatis or different infection? Is it curable?

After c/s of my semen is infected by klebsiella pneumoniae. Is it related with c.trachomatis or different infection? Is it curable?

Different infection: Klebsiella pneumoniae is a different organism from Chlamydia trachomatis and may require 2 different antibiotics to treat and cure both infections. Would follow up with your doctor for further treatment options. ...Read more

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I was told I have heavy growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

I was told I have heavy growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

UTI?: Is this a urine culture? As "pneumoniae" sugguests, this species of Klebsiella can cause pneumonia, but it mostly causes urinary tract infection (UTI). Whether or not you need treatment depends on symptoms (painful urination, frequency, urgency, etc) and urinalysis (increased white blood cells?). At your age (76) some asymptomatic UTIs don't need treatment. Follow your doctor's advice about it. ...Read more

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What do doctors mean by moderate growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

Semiquantification: Moderate growth, or scant growth or heavy growth, of an organism is a way of quantifying the amount of organisms in a culture. This does not mean that the organism is necessarily relevant as cultures from some sites can reflect colonization. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a klebsiella pneumoniae be a reason for a uti?

Is it possible for a klebsiella pneumoniae be a reason for a uti?

Oh Yes: This bug can definately invade the urinary tract system and causes uti. E. Coli is most common, but we see klabsiella often as well.
Urine urine culture often will differentiate the culprit. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

Plasmid/selection: Bacterial resistance is either transmitted between members by something called a plasmid, a small circle of dna that carries the resistance genes. This, coupled with selection from exposure to antibiotics, breeds populations of resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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What can cause klebsiella pneumoniae?

What can cause klebsiella pneumoniae?

Klebsiella pneumonia: It can be transmitted from person to person contact. It usually doesn’t occur in people who are healthy overall. In medical settings people who have indwelling intravenous lines, who are on ventilators or who have taken certain antibiotics over a long period may have increased risk. ...Read more