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Semen culture says light growth of coagulase negative staphylococcus and light growth of alpha hemolytic strep not group d..Is this very bad?There givng me aantibiotics ..How bad is this?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not bad!

These bacteria (coagulase neg staph and Alpha hemolytic strep not gp d) live on our skin.
They may or may not represent a real infection. Because they could come to semen from the skin of the penis at the time of getting the sample. Whether they represent a significant infection is based on the judgment of the doc who sees you. However, these bugs should respond well to your antibiotics.

In brief: Not bad!

These bacteria (coagulase neg staph and Alpha hemolytic strep not gp d) live on our skin.
They may or may not represent a real infection. Because they could come to semen from the skin of the penis at the time of getting the sample. Whether they represent a significant infection is based on the judgment of the doc who sees you. However, these bugs should respond well to your antibiotics.
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Naguib is correct, assuming that the "bugs" are sensitive to the antibiotics employed and are capable of reaching the site of infection. The prostate is remarkably resistant to entry of all but a few antibiotics.
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Semen culture

It would be helpful to know what is being treated, why you had semen cultures done and what antibiotics were prescribed and in what doses.
Rephrase the question and provide more information. Thanks.

In brief: Semen culture

It would be helpful to know what is being treated, why you had semen cultures done and what antibiotics were prescribed and in what doses.
Rephrase the question and provide more information. Thanks.
Thank
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