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48 hr urine culture reports no UTI but normal bacteria overgrowth. Does this mean I have BV? Staying on Macrobid for 2 more days & probiotic.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No

When there is "normal bacteria" it implies that the collection method was poor. A squat & pee collection, rather than one catheterized or truly clean midstream catch will have some vaginal wash out germs, but these are expected with any such specimen.
BV is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms and a wet prep of vaginal secretions examined under a microscope.

In brief: No

When there is "normal bacteria" it implies that the collection method was poor. A squat & pee collection, rather than one catheterized or truly clean midstream catch will have some vaginal wash out germs, but these are expected with any such specimen.
BV is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms and a wet prep of vaginal secretions examined under a microscope.
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