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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not concerned: U have bacteruria, thus likely have a UTI. Protein is negligible, ketones r insignificant as you may well have without food for a few hours before uri ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Yes. This will only be positive with some bacteria and often negative despite infection.
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 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 male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
See below: Nitrites normally are not found in urine but result when bacteria are present that reduce urinary nitrates to nitrites. False positive readings can oc ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
It could be : If you are having symptoms of a uti, it would be supportive for it. When in doubt, you could have a urine culture performed.
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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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Keflex is not a good: You should go see a doctor and ask him/her to give you an antibiotic which is best suited for uti. Keflex is generally not a good antibiotic for uti. ... Read More
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