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what does high nitrates in urine mean

A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Possible infection: Bacteria convert nitrite, a normal byproduct of metabolism excreted into the urine, into nitrate. You should be seen for a urinalysis and possible tr ... Read More
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
NitrAtes or nitrites: Urinary nitrates (from food additives & dietary protein) are generally considered normal. Nitrites, however, indicate the presence of bacteria that c ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Infection?: Nitrates mean bacteria in urine. Leukocyte estrase usually is positive if nitrates are and it indicates the presence of white blood cells (pus cells) ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Abnormal urine: Under normal conditions, urine contains no nitrates (n). N may be a sign of a uti. You should see a physician have a urine sent off of a culture and, ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
33 years experience Family Medicine
Get a urine culture: positive urine nitrites could mean a bladder infection. you should also be screened for gonorrhea and chlamydia if you are at risk
Dr. Hugh Pabarue
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Urine Issue: High levels of nitrites in your urine can be a sign that you have bacteria in your urine.The fact that you have a strange odor to your urine may indic ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Probable bacteruria: Possible to have a UTI without white cells in urine. Nitrite urine test is usually only positive in presence of bacteria. Suggest you get a urine cult ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
10 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
UTI: Protein,Leukocytes, and Nitrates may imply that you have a urinary tract infection. Are you having any symptoms of burning, itching, increased urinary ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
19 years experience Psychiatry
Nitrates or nitrites: Nitrates can be normal in urine and often the result of protein metabolism. Nitrites can indicate infection. Without more information, in terms of oth ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
UTI: This may be a urinary tract infection. See a doctor or go to a clinic to get a full urinalysis done. If an infection, they can get you started on an ... Read More
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Tests: This test is used to measure the metabolism of nitrogen containing substances in the urine by bacteria which may be causing infection. It is generall ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Leukocytes: May be infection , specially if there are symptoms such as urinary frequency, burning sensation when urinating, sometimes assymptomatic pyuria( white ... Read More
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