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Old Oct 5th, 2013, 05:03 AM   1
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Panicking past myself...coliform!?


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I had my midwife booking appointment last week and she took my bloods & sent a urine sample off. I checked the results myself yesterday (naughtily) as I work in the hospital so have access to the computer system. Everything is absolutely fine within my blood which was reassuring but on my urine sample, it says there is a coliform culture. Listed below that was 3 antibiotics. I am absolutely panicking past myself now as I know it's something surely that i shouldn't have in my urine sample?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks!



 
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Old Oct 5th, 2013, 05:54 AM   2
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I've no idea but Im quite sure they are going to ring you on Monday to arrange a prescription x



 
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Old Oct 5th, 2013, 06:07 AM   3
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Thanks for the reply....I hope so! God I need to calm down, never googling ever again....so easy to do



 
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Old Oct 5th, 2013, 06:14 AM   4
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Hi. I believe it's something you get from bacteria in animal faeces. Do you have pets? Maybe cats? If so litter boxes are a HUGE no no in pregnancy- do not go near them. And make sure any pets you go near are groomed and washed regularly.



 
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Google is the worst! If they were super concerned surely they would have contacted you immediately x



 
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Old Oct 5th, 2013, 06:22 AM   6
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Coliforms growth in UTIs are pretty normal (I'm a Microbiology nurse - I see it all the time). Give your midwife a call on Monday to see if she thinks you need antibiotics. -x-



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hi Hopeful, yes I have a cat! Haven't been touching her litterbox as of recently but before I knew I was definitey the one cleaning it and emptying it out etc. I am so worried I have harmed my little bean now, that's my panic. How long has it been there eeek!?

I was thinking that Moomin, the results where out in the morning yesterday so surely someone would have been in touch yesterday. Guess I need to be hopeful!

Thanks so much purdy, that's very reassuring, I will be indeed x



 
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Old Oct 5th, 2013, 06:26 AM   8
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hi Hopeful, yes I have a cat! Haven't been touching her litterbox as of recently but before I knew I was definitey the one cleaning it and emptying it out etc. I am so worried I have harmed my little bean now, that's my panic. How long has it been there eeek!?

I was thinking that Moomin, the results where out in the morning yesterday so surely someone would have been in touch yesterday. Guess I need to be hopeful! x
Oh well hopefully if it was the litter box you've delegated that job off now so it won't reoccur!
But i agree if urgent they would've contacted you immediately!



 
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Old Oct 5th, 2013, 06:27 AM   9
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You wouldn't have picked it up from animals - it's something that the natural flora of your bladder normally keeps in check - but pregnancy often throws everything off. I had verminous UTIs with my 1st. Please try not to get to stressed. -x-



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Old Oct 5th, 2013, 06:29 AM   10
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You're a star thank you. I have been super careful with her, making sure I have stayed away. You've certainly helped the stress levels! I am normally such a rational person with everyone else but now it's me I am a wreck haha x



 
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