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What Is The Name Of The Waterborne Bacteria That Swims Up Your Uretha When You Urinate In Rivers
Any Bacteria: Any bacteria can enter a urethra from contaminated water. It’s more likely in females due to the short female urethra. Shistosomasis is a parasitic disease caused by several species of trematodes (worms) that can enter the skin at any point in contact with contaminated water. One type, schistosoma haematobium is especially associated with urine infections. An amazon catfish, (read more). ...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
Shouldn't happen: But there is a small catfish in the amazon called candiru that is rumored to do so. ...Read more
Urethra hurts and there is a burning sensation while peeing, I have been to doctors and there is no bacteria in my urine, any idea what this is?
Urethritis: If your urine has been checked and is negative for urinary tract infection the other thing that it may be his urethritis which is inflammation of the urethra. It may or may not be associated with an infection. Treatment is supportive your physician can give you a medication that numbs the urethra and causes relief of pain - pyridium (phenazopyridine). ...Read more
My partner recently got checked for having bad smelling urine. They said he had no STD but a bacteria in his urethra and a UTI similar but not an std?
Yes: He may have had ngu. A non specific infection. You should be evaluated. ...Read more
Have urethra itching at night after eating chips or drinking fruit juice. Urologist looked at urine under scope and saw no bacteria. What next?
Here are some ...: If what you observed and reported is accurate, you got the answer on how to do with it, that is, lifestyle modification by timely avoiding the identified foods or drinks and see what may happen. One should not use drug to counter the effects from what we can do. For more healthy living? To http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. ...Read more
What can cause reactive squamous metaplasia in male urethra? Non smoker with negative for bacteria in urine cytology and common stds. Hpv positive.
Trauma, infection: Or hormones. Intermittent catheterization or indwelling catheters can induce squamous metaplasia, hpv, which is a std as well as other stds can cause it. Estrogen pretreated men undergoing gender change have urethral metaplasia. Can be associated with bladder and urethral cancers. Sometimes harmless and of no known cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI vs STD: Urine is supposed to be sterile. And peeing/voiding is supposed to be painless. How do you know you have a little bacteria in your urine? Why were you checked? Most common cause of bacteria in urine is a urinary tract infection (UTI) either simple bladder infection or more complicated & serious kidney infection. Sexually transmitted diseases can also make your urine appear dirty. See your doc ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly, yes: With usual midstream urine specimen, infection only in the urethra might night not show elevated white blood cells or bacteria on urinalysis; the initial flow could flush the urethra. However, UTI is rarely limited to the urethra. By far the main causes of localized urethral infections are STDs: gonorrhea, chlamydia, or nongonoccal urethritis (NGU). Discuss with doctor, esp if at risk for STD. ...Read more
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
The basics: A urine culture is done by taking an amount in a tiny loop, like people blow bubbles from only smaller & dragging it across the surface of a growth media (agar). The drag pattern is like rows in the field. It is incubated overnight and ANY germ or germs in that urine can show up growing. A single germ in large quantity would suggest a true infection. Multiple germs would suggest contaminants . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean when urinalysis says small blood and small bacteria in urine - without symptoms?
I have high white cells in urine but no bacteria. What could cause this? DR still treating as a UTI.
Here are some ...: If properly collected urine with UA and urine culture pyuria (high wbcs in urine) indeed confirmed no UTI and no microhematuria, your pyuria might result from contamination of technical error in urine collection; then do nothing. If not + microhematuria, you would need an evaluation "minimally" with KUB, renal US (preferrably with CT.IVP, , and cystoscopy to make sure of no stone, tumor, etc. ...Read more
What is strep group d in urine culture is it different from e.coli ?and is it more harmful than e.coli Bacteria?
Colon derived: Group D strep is typically a colon bacteria. It is very different than E. Coli, even though E. Coli is also a colon bacteria. Group D strep does not produce irritating infections or toxin associated infection. E Coli can produce serious painful infection. Group D strep is known also as Strep Bovis. It can produce endocarditis and can be associated with malignancy or diverticular disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you need to perform a urine culture test if your urinalysis is positive for nitrate and bacteria is moderate?
Urine examination RBC/hpf 17-19, repeated next day RBC/hpf 4, bacteria 26, Mucus 44.5, creatinine 0.9. Any concerns?
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests.
Wish you good health! ...Read more
The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more
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