A 38-year-old female asked:
Burning urination.trace blood/protein in u/a. negative culture. urine was in bladder for 3 hrs before sample. was that long enough for accurate test?
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Dr. Ramsay Kuoanswered
Urology 28 years experience
Get urine rechecked: With trace blood in urine, would make sure that a microscopic analysis was done to prove that there was truly blood in the urine as dipstick testing can produce false positives at times. If micro exam not done, repeat urinalysis with this. Also, would get urine tested for T mycoplasma/ureaplasma organisms as this can cause urinary discomfort as well.
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Dysuria: Dysuria is the feeling of pain, burning, or discomfort upon urination. Although dysuria frequently indicates the presence of a urinary tract infection (UTI), it can have a variety of causes. Dysuria should always trigger a visit to a health-care professional for evaluation and diagnosis. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/dysuria/article_em.htm#dysuria_overview
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Last updated Oct 8, 2016
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