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Dr. Abby, US Board Certified MD
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Experience:  Family Physician practicing medicine for over 10 years, United States
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I had a urine test taken and the results were: Multiple

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I had a urine test taken and the results were: Multiple organisms present, each <10,000 CFU/ML. THESE ORGANISMS COMMONLY FOUND ON EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL GENITALIA, ARE CONSIDERED TO BE COLONIZERS.
WOULD YOU KINDLY ANSWER WHAT A COLONIZER IS?
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

What this means is that the urine specimen was not a good clean catch specimen.

All women have bacteria that live in the vagina (internally and externally) and on the surrounding skin and these can get into the urine specimen.
These bacteria are not harmful to us and do not cause infection.

Feel free to ask any follow up questions.

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