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asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd February, 2020

What does rare bacteria in urine mean?

A small number of bacteria may be found in the urine of many healthy people. This is usually considered to be harmless. However, a certain level of bacteria can mean that the bladder, urethra, or kidneys are infected. Bacteria can also enter the urine through the bloodstream, but this is rare.

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Also, what does rare mean on a urine test?

White blood cells (WBC) may be detected in the urine through a microscopic examination (pyuria or leukocytes in the blood). They can be seen under high power field and the number of cells are recorded (quantitative) as "rare, few, moderate, or many."

Likewise, what causes bacteria in your urine? The vast majority of urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by the bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli), usually found in the digestive system. Chlamydia and mycoplasma bacteria can infect the urethra but not the bladder. UTIs are given different names depending on where they occur.

Thereof, what is the normal range of bacteria in urine?

Look for the presence of bacteria and/or white blood cells (WBC) in the urine. Normal urine pH is slightly acidic, with usual values of 6.0 to 7.5, but the normal range is 4.5 to 8.0.

How do I get rid of bacteria in my urine?

Follow these tips:

  1. Drink plenty of water. Water helps to dilute your urine and flush out bacteria.
  2. Avoid drinks that may irritate your bladder. Avoid coffee, alcohol, and soft drinks containing citrus juices or caffeine until your infection has cleared.
  3. Use a heating pad.

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