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How many days after an antibiotic should one take a repeat urine culture?

How many days after an antibiotic should one take a repeat urine culture?

Depends: Urine culture is usually not needed to check for effectiveness of treatment. A urinalysis is generally sufficient. A culture may be done if symptoms persist or urinalysis shows abnormalities. ...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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Urine culture done reading is final 179.00538 C10-25 colony count= 10000-25000 what does this mean says antibiotic not listed I took this prostatitis?

Urine culture done reading is final 179.00538 C10-25 colony count= 10000-25000 what does this mean says antibiotic not listed I took this prostatitis?

Missing Info: You are not giving us the meat of the report. What is the colony of? Remember. It is the job of the ordering physician to interpret lab reports and to treat you appropriately. Going online is good for information. But, your question should be directed at your physician. The one who knows your symptoms and why you were tested in the first place. ...Read more

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I have UTI from last yr october an it won't go my gyno gave me cipro (ciprofloxacin) caz my urine culture say ecoli .My urine still look foamy .He told me if cipro (ciprofloxacin) no work he will give me a low antibiotic for mths.

Ammonia: Foamy urine is a sign of imbalance in body being acid and kidney compensating with ammonia production need to add more green to diet to alkalinize - check morning urine ph- should be 6.8-7.4 - some alkalizer are aloe inner fillet drink available at whole foods drink one bottle per day for 3 days then 4 days of vitamin d supplement do repeat these cycle until urine ph nomalize. ...Read more

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Could 50, 000 cfu/ml lactobacillus in urine culture indicate a uti? If so, what antibiotic do you suggest?

Vaginal contaminant: Lactobacillus is typically a vaginal contaminant. The threshold for a UTI on clean catch is 100, 000 cpu/ml so this culture should not be considered positive. If you have UTI symptoms repeat the urine with a good clean catch. ...Read more

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Leukocytes in urine. Urine culture mixed urogenital flora 10,000-25,000. Frequent urination. Did not respond to antibiotic. What does this mean?

Mixed flora: Hi Ashley. If you have "mixed flora" in the urine - even with leukocytes (or white cells) - it may mean that the specimen was not a "clean catch" specimen. There are other signs in the test to help determine this. If an urinary tract infection (UTI) is still a consideration, a repeat urine test and culture could be considered. ...Read more

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Will a urine culture grow if on antibiodics (keflex)?

Will a urine culture grow if on antibiodics (keflex)?

Antibiotics: Most often the presence of antibiotics inhibits the growth of bacteria on culture media. An exception might be if the bacteria is highly resistant to the antibiotic being taken. ...Read more

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I recoverd up from cbp(step aurea mssa) but condition are same still there is no bacteria in prostate smear and urine culture any anitibiotic suggest?

Prostatitis: If, and this is a big IF, the condition is caused by Staphylococcus aureus sensitive to methicillin, one of the few antibiotics that penetrates into the prostate is clindamycin. The organism should be sensitive, it can be taken orally, and will reach the site of involvement. All this depends upon whether it is actually causing the symptoms. Good luck. ...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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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. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more