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Leukocytes and nitrites in urine

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Lee
Urology 31 years experience
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
Dr. Spencer Longanswered
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Microscopic exam: To make a diagnosis of a UTI your urine should be spun down and examined under the microscope and the WBC should be counted.