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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Contamination: Urine contamination could be the explanation of the urine analysis described. Advised to repeat urine test- with a clean catch technique . Also recomm ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
UTI?: 66 M from MD ASKS if one needs urine culture if dipstick suggest sifting. ANS: only if u want to know if u have an infection and if u do what is the b ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Urine culture will allow identification of the organism and if needed the antibiotic sensitivity of the organism can then be determined.
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacteria reduce NO3: These are lab findings on a urine test- and what needs to happen is for your doctor to interpret the test in the clinical setting. Specifically, I wou ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Bacteria indicates a urinary infection, and at times you can get protein in the urine with an infection. There are other causes of protein in the urin ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible UTI: Can confirm with URinalysis an culture. If at risk of STD, G&C test
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Bacteria: The first possibility is that it is a "dirty sample" meaning that bacterial contamination took place and it was not a clean catch urine. In the event ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: But minute, insignificant amounts. With severe kidney failure [uremia] the amount is greater.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Fat breakdown: A common cause of ketone production (ketosis) is fatty acid breakdown. When the body utilizes fats for energy, ketones result and some enter into the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Ask your doctor: if you've had a semen culture there must be a reason for it, so I would treat based on the reason the culture was taken. In other words, I would ask y ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
No WBC: In general you shouldn't have any white blood cells seen on a urine test.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You need the right: antibiotic for this. Urine culture would show all antibiotic resistances and sensitivities. Have your Dr choose a drug for which the bacteria are sens ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Trace blood in urine: If there is a trace of blood and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, fla ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Several things: The kidneys serve as a sieve and metabolic control system. If the kidneys are damaged, it is possible that proteins, casts, and blood cell components ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See answer : The most common cause would be a urinary tract infection (UTI) which is best diagnosed or confirmed with a urine culture. Urinary stones, urinary canc ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience Urology
Lots: Diet, infection, stones, renal disease.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
21 years experience Urology
Trauma/infection: Usually trauma or and infection.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: This is either UTI or vaginal secretions contaminating the urine specimen. Talk to your doctor.
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Sputum gram stain: Sputum gram stain testing is not done nearly as often as it once was, since we now know it usually isn't very helpful in diagnosis. The white blood ce ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Because the hemoglobin in red blood cells is a protein, if there is blood in the urine it can test positive for protein. You would need to have your u ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience Family Medicine
Blood in urine: the urine protein is usually due to the red blood cells in the urine . You should have a urine culture sent to check for infection, even though the te ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
UA FINDINGS: No. White blood cells are leukocytes, also known as neutrophils, and these appear in infection (UTI) , and in allergic attack on kidney. Casts are m ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
If kidney diseased..: Kidneys can leak protein if the kidneys are diseased. Proteinuria is a very sensitive predictor of development of progressive renal insufficiency, par ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly, yes: With a midstream urine specimen, infection in the urethra might night not show elevated white blood cells or bacteria on urinalysis; the initial flow ... Read More

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