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I had a urine culture come back <10,000 col/ml Multiple

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I had a urine culture come back <10,000 col/ml Multiple Bacterial Morphologies what does this mean?
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Customer: I have had a uti for about 6 days I was on Macrobid for 4 days but it did not help now I am on Cipro for 2 days still having uti symptoms and the uc just came back with the above info
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Customer: Only how much longer should I be expierincing uti symptoms. I stand or walk and I feel pressure, burning and spasms
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question.

I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

Multiple bacteria less than 10000 col/ml means contamination of urine with bacteria during collection of urine.
As you are having symptoms, doctor may want to have a repeat culture test.
Try to take more fluid.
You are taking Cipro for 2 days.
You can wait for another day.
Antibiotic can take some time to act.
It can take 2-3 days too to have its maximum effect.
If you do not feel any improvement by 3 days, I feel you need a review by doctor.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

If you have not yet consulted an urologist, you can have a referral for one.
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