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What does a lot of bacteria in urine mean ?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Urine bacteria

If the urine was collected correctly, bacteria in the urine is a sign of a urinary tract infection (uti).
Urine is sterile and if there are bacteria in it, you will need to have a culture sent off to find out what antibiotic can kill the bacterium that is causing your uti.

In brief: Urine bacteria

If the urine was collected correctly, bacteria in the urine is a sign of a urinary tract infection (uti).
Urine is sterile and if there are bacteria in it, you will need to have a culture sent off to find out what antibiotic can kill the bacterium that is causing your uti.
Dr. Jack Rubin
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Bacteria in urine

It may mean you have a urinary infection or the urine sat around for some time before it was examined.
A urine culture would be more definitive for an infection.

In brief: Bacteria in urine

It may mean you have a urinary infection or the urine sat around for some time before it was examined.
A urine culture would be more definitive for an infection.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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