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Same question as on your website What does this mean and what are the causes: M
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Customer: Same question as on your website. What does this mean? "Multiple organisms present, each less than 10,000 CFu/Ml. These organisms, commonly found on external genitalia are consider to e colonizers
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

Hello,

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

In a culture test, bacterial organisms are grown. They grow as colony. If the colony contain less than 10,000 bacteria per colony; this is considered as insignificant growth of the colony and it does not need treatment. Usually in a culture test, a single big colony is grown which warrants a course of antibiotics. If the multiple colonies of the multiple bacteria are grown (less than ten thousand); in all likelihood these are bacteria which normally also live around external genitalia and do not cause any significant symptoms (as there number is ***** small and they are called as normal commensals).

So your culture test is negative for the infection. Your doctor need to look for some other cause for your symptoms.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 months ago.

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