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A 70-year-old female asked:

the protein in my urine is elevated but theres no blood or wbcs could i still have a uti?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Some infections can be more urethral or bladder wall and not show a lot of findings

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