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leukocytes and nitrites in urine

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Asymptomatic UTI: Bacteria in urine without symptoms (and often without other UTI abnormalities) is called asymptomatic bacteriuria. It's quite common in older women, o ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
The leukocytes are: eating bacteria, part of immune system response & reason symptoms have resolved along with bacteria continuing to be washed out by water filtered ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
How obtained ?: If you did a squat pee into a collection tray or just tested it as it flows, part of your sample may include a vaginal washout. There are often such f ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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UA results: Nitrites indicate bacterial abundance. If negative, then very low grade infection or no infection exists. Leuk esterase indicates leukocyte enzyme r ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Urine: as the nitrite is negative you do not have an infection one can see white cells from the skin that get into the urine which can show up positive you d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: If the diet is lacking in nitrates, lack of nitrite in urine is meaningless. There may be infection with organisms that do not make nitrite, or the in ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It is not unusual: It is not unusual to have wbcs with negative nitrites.It may be a good idea to know if you are on Antibiotics& what grows in urine cultuse,Wheneve ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to evaluate: You may have urinary infection and it would be a good idea to see your doctor for an evaluation and if needed, treatment.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Lee
30 years experience Urology
Urine culture: Urine culture is needed to confirm if the antibiotic is the correct choice. It is also possible you may have a kidney stone. Kidney ultrasound may b ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Spencer Long
Specializes in Urology
Need more evaluation: Something more than a simple UTI is occurring. Is an STD possible? Make sure you get a microscopic urinalysis and a urine culture. If those do not giv ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Culture?: A urine culture should be performed if it hasn't. This can identify a bacterial infection if that is the cause of the leukocytes in the urine. It is p ... Read More

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