A 28-year-old female asked:
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dr. says i have nitrate in my urine and what is the cause and outcome?

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Dr. Mike Siroky
Specializes in Urology
Nitrate: This is a result from a urine dipstick. Certain bacteria cause nitrates to appear in the urine so it may indicate a urine infection. You should ask your doctor about it.
Answered on Apr 3, 2014

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