Urine culture was negative but showed lactobacillus. Nurse suggested Cipro (ciprofloxacin). The lab did not test sensitivity. What does this mean? Infection?
No it is not infecti. Lactobacilus is NORMAL organism which lives in the normal vagina. It fights infection and keeps vagina healthy. You need no antibiotics.
Urine culture was NEG but showed growth of Lactobacillus. Nurse said it was a germ and not the good kind like in yogurt. She said possibly from sex. She suggested Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Do you agree?
Urine culture. Would really need to see the results of the urinalysis, but from what you describe the Lactobacillus is likely to have been a vaginal contaminant, rather than a urinary tract pathogen. You need to have an assisted clean midstream catch urine for culture, along with a urinalysis. This does not sound, at least superficially, like you need antibiotics, but without further info, difficult to be sure. Read more...
What does abnormal urine culture mean? I've been using ciprofloxacin for the last week for a uti infection. Lately not much improvement.
Confirm UTI? Or STD? It sounds like the culture just confirmed your UTI. However, UTIs are uncommon in males your age. Are you sure it wasn't a urine test for gonorrhea or chlamydia? These STDs, or nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) are often misdiagnosed as UTI and are much more common. Check back with your doctor. Read more...