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I got the results of my urine culture back and it says polymicrobial flora what does it mean? And how did i get it? Pls

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In brief: It means

That there are more than three germs growing in the culture, and your urine specimen was probably contaminated from external sources, such as stool.
If you are still having symptoms after you were treated with antibiotics, you need to obtain a clean catch or a catheterized urine specimen and send to lab for culture.

In brief: It means

That there are more than three germs growing in the culture, and your urine specimen was probably contaminated from external sources, such as stool.
If you are still having symptoms after you were treated with antibiotics, you need to obtain a clean catch or a catheterized urine specimen and send to lab for culture.
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