A 24-year-old female asked:
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i took a home uti in it's positive for nitrite what should i do?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Talk to your doctor: The presence of nitrites just means there are bacteria in your urine that make that metabolite; it needs to be interpreted in the setting of symptoms and white blood cells in the urine, and if all are appropriate, needs antibiotics. All roads lead to discussion with the doctor.
Answered on May 12, 2015
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
56 years experience Infectious Disease
In addition, the test is dependent upon rapid analysis. If the urine stood around for any appreciable time before testing it is often inaccurate. Dr. Ho is quite correct in saying that the clinical assessment outweighs lab results.
Apr 9, 2013

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