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A Negative Urine Culture With Kidney Cyst Infection

2014-07-29 01:58

A Negative Urine Culture With Kidney Cyst InfectionKidney cyst is a fluid-filled sac that is progressive. The cyst may grow to a very large size or get infected. Kidney cyst infection is common in patients. They may be asked to take a urine test to check if they have urinary tract infection. Well then, what does a negative urine culture with kidney cyst infection mean? First of all, you should know the effects of doing a urine culture test.

Definition of urine culture

A urine culture is a test to find and identify germs (usually bacteria) that may be causing a urinary tract infection (UTI). Urine in the bladder normally is sterile—it does not contain any bacteria or other organisms (such as fungi). But bacteria can enter the urethra and cause an infection.

A urine sample is kept under conditions that allow bacteria and other organisms to grow. If few or no organisms grow, the test is negative. If organisms grow in numbers large enough to indicate an infection, the culture is positive.

Therefore, if you have a negative urine culture, it means that the kidney cyst infection has not affected the urinary tract. Yet, to prevent the progression of kidney cyst, you should take measures immediately.

Treatment for kidney infection

1. Antibiotics: Traditionally, antibiotics will be recommended to you if you want to be treated at home. You will usually be prescribed a course of antibiotic tablets or capsules that lasts between 7 and 14 days.

2. Painkillers: Taking a painkiller such as paracetamol should help relieve symptoms of pain and a high temperature.

3. Hot Compress Therapy. This therapy is based on traditional Chinese medicine and can treat kidney disease from the root. The effective ingredients can not only shrink the kidney cyst but also can improve the kidney function.

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