Most cultures show some bacterial level -can't remember what the level is that determines the "over the top" count. Always be sure to do a "clean catch."
When I had active C. diff. I talked my primary care into waiting for antibiotics until I returned for another culture -- thus, didn't have to take another antibiotic. Now, I have no choice.
You did good." Always, question. It is your right as a "patient." (I dislike the word. We should be called clients. A patient is:
1. A person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action.
2. A person who is tricked or duped: "the victim of a hoax".
Roy is correct. Drink lots of water and/or cranberry juice --unless you have IC. (Google for definition.) If you have IC, you might be able to tolerate cranberry pills - less acidic. Cranberry juice effectiveness "comes and goes" -- as does every other medical "advance."