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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
You may have an: infection with a nitrate producing bacteria. What were the rest of the urinalysis results?

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
46 years experience General Practice
Urine dipstick: Nitrite: many bacteria produce enzyme nitrate reductase which confers the ability to convert urinary nitrate to nitrite. Positive test means possible ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 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 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Yes: Leukocytes mean your body is making an inflammatory reaction. A positive nitrite test indicates a gram negative bacteria is present. You could have a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Harding
19 years experience Urgent Care
Urine test: that is caused by bacteria
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Urinary Tract: You have a bladder infection also commonly called a uti. You have been tested, what antibiotics are you on?
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No treatment needed: These bacteria do not cause urinary tract infection. They come from your vagina or labia, i.e. the urine specimen was not a true "clean catch". THe po ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Urethritis: A urine test with positive leukocytes suggests local inflammation, commonly in the bladder in women or the urethra ( tube carrying the urine from the ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not likely: This is not likely. Adequate fluid intake and if symptoms get treated otherwise repeat urinalysis and do what is called a clean catch. Ask clinic sta ... Read More

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