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high wbc and leukocytes. trace of ketones. no blood, no protein, no bacteria. urine culture negative. low back pain. urine smell like ammonia. was in bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for a week but it did not work.

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Second test: You may have a resistant infection. Call your physician and get a repeat urine analysis and culture. If you are having unprotected intercourse, get screened for STD exposure.

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