A 49-year-old female asked:
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my 93 yr aunt doc said her urine test showed she has a bladder infection. he is not treating it since she shows no symptoms. is this ok?

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Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
More info?: If your aunt truly has a urinary tract infection proven by a urine culture with an identified bacteria that is consistent with it not being just contamination, i would treat. Sometimes you can find white blood cells in the urine (possible infection) but no identifiable bacteria, or the bacteria you do find look like just contamination. In this case, just watching would be ok.
Answered on Jan 21, 2013
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