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Had sepsis, blood in urine, urobilinogen level went from .2 to 2 in 2 hours. Dx of UTI, but urine culture came back negative. Any other ideas for dx?

Had sepsis, blood in urine, urobilinogen level went from .2 to 2 in 2 hours. Dx of UTI, but urine culture came back negative.  Any other ideas for dx?

Too complicated: There are too many possibilities and this sort of problem is too dangerous for an opinion on a forum like this. You'll have to keep working with the doctor responsible for your care. Good luck! ...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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If blood cultures are taken because there is a suspicion of sepsis, does it particularly matter if urine cultures are not also taken? Why?

If blood cultures are taken because there is a suspicion of sepsis, does it particularly matter if urine cultures are not also taken? Why?

Blood cultures: Sepsis is a condition where a local infection has spread to the bloodstream; the process does not normally show any telltale signs in the urine UNLESS the source of the infection is suspected to be the bladder or the kidney. However, statistically, at your age, infection in the genitourinaty tract is often the most likely source, so, if that is suspected, a urine sample is indicated to confirm. ...Read more

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Urine Culture Results 50,000-100,000 CFU/mL Staphylococcus coagulase negative not S.saprophyticus 10,000-50,000 CFU/mL Multiple organisms Meaning?

Urine Culture Results
50,000-100,000 CFU/mL Staphylococcus coagulase negative not S.saprophyticus
10,000-50,000 CFU/mL Multiple organisms
Meaning?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the colony count, the dominant organism and multiple organism all suggest that this is not real urinary infection. The organisms are likely to be skin contaminants. ...Read more

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My obgyn forgot to give me my results from my urine culture on friday i dont wanna wait till monday could the on call doctor read my results?

My obgyn forgot to give me my results from my urine culture on friday i dont wanna wait till monday could the on call doctor read my results?

Need access to lab: Covering doctor may not have access , lab will give some life threatening critical value information where immediate treatments are required like blood sugar , unusual infections like clostridia etc . Routine urine cultures do not fall to that criteria , but call and ind out ...Read more

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Had UA, bacteria many. Had urine culture, results negative in 3days. No burning, snd difficulty in urine.1st nd Last protected sex was 4yrs ago. Help?

Had UA, bacteria many. Had urine culture, results negative in 3days. No burning, snd difficulty in urine.1st nd Last protected sex was 4yrs ago. Help?

Relax: Not sure what your asking here, but if your urine culture is negative, you probably have a contaminated sample. You do NOT have an infection. You have no symptoms either. You should be just fine. ...Read more

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Saw dr 2days ago, said they would call with the results of urine culture. Heard nothing. Still have frequency to pee & painful stomach. What do I do?

Saw dr 2days ago, said they would call with the results of urine culture. Heard nothing.  Still have frequency to pee & painful stomach. What do I do?

72 hours: A urine culture normally takes a minimum of 72 hours.If you can't wait that long due to your discomfort, call the doctor on call now.Have your local pharmacy telephone number ready to give the doctor when they call you back.Something can be called in to help your symptoms today, while you wait for the urine culture results. ...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?

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 am 20 f. Urine culture 2 weeks ago results showed occult blood of trace. Blood in urine. Now i notice white small shredded like stuff. What is it?

Inconsistent info: Urine culture does not detect blood. If urine culture was negative for bacterial growth, the "white small shredded like stuff" is likely to be mucus and not something to be concerned about. If you do have blood in urine and it was not contamination from menstrual blood, it needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What does mixed flora results for urine culture mean?

What does mixed flora results for urine culture mean?

Mixed urine flora: Urine normally should contain salt, water and waste products. If there is infection then there should be more then 100000 colonies of one bacteria but if there are 2-3 different organisms in urine culture then it is called mixed flora and we generally recommend to repeat urine culture for better accuracy. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Kimm
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Urine Culture (Definition)

Tiny sample of urine is spread on a bacterial growth culture medium, e.G agar & placed in an incubator to grow. Positive urine cultures demonstrate colonies of bacteria which can then be identified. Such colonies can then be recultured in presence of various antibiotics to identify to which the isolated organism is sensitive. ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more