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A 24-year-old female asked:

1 week ago had urinalysis for annual physical. today i got a call that i have an undiagnosed uti. results- trace of blood & small leukocyte esterese. no burning or urgency to pee. was given cipro 250mg 2x/day for 3 days. accurate diagnosis?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
UTI? STD?: Without ymptoms, usually treatment would not be given until additional testing confirmed the diagnosis. Asymptomatic UTIs are not rare, and the diagnosis probably is correct. However, other things can cause similar urinalysis findings, especially STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomnonas) -- and none of these is reliably treated with ciprofloxacin. Check with doc ASAP esp. if at poss. STD risk.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Overcall: Anyone can have a bit of blood. You may have contamination by leukocyte just because you are a woman. Without a positive culture and more confirmation, most of us would not treat.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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