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At two minute mark my Azo UTI strip showed "trace" color for leu. A few minutes later was darker. Which is correct? The test says its ready in two.

At two minute mark my Azo UTI strip showed "trace" color for leu. A few minutes later was darker. Which is correct? The test says its ready in two.

Urinary test WBCs: You probably have some trace leukocytes there but what you observe is the test strip "keeps reacting" after the 2 min mark, so it looks "more positive" than it is. Best to follow the test instructions exactly. White blood cells (WBCs) could indicate a urinary tract infection so you should probably see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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I have 500+ on the Azo urine test strip, negative for the nitrite. Have had a low fever ranging from 99.0-100.3 for the last 2 weeks. What could it be?

I have 500+ on the Azo urine test strip, negative for the nitrite. Have had a low fever ranging from 99.0-100.3 for the last 2 weeks. What could it be?

UrineUrineEverywhere: There are lots of opinions about discrepancies between the Nitrite and Leukocyte parts of the urine test. But here's my take: if you have symptoms and either or both is positive then it's most likely a UTI; both negative, repeat the test in a day and if still negative, ask your doctor. No symptoms then don't take the test just for "fun." You may end up getting confused and wasting a lot of time. ...Read more

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I keep testng pos for WBCs on azo test strips even after two days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin). (Neg for nitrites). No pain &no urine odor. Could this be smthng serious?

I keep testng pos for WBCs on azo test strips even after two days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin). (Neg for nitrites). No pain &no urine odor. Could this be smthng serious?

Doubt UTI. STD?: Without pain, urgency, or frequency, and with negative nitrites and non-response to ciprofloxacin, probably not a urinary tract infection. Maybe WBC test (leukocyte esterase) isn't working right. Or not clean urine (vaginal WBC?). Yeast? Depending on your risk for STD, it could be gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, yeast. Or something else entirely. Best to stop cipro and contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Would azo cause a negative UTI result? Took a UTI test Wednesday at the doctor. High nitrate levels. Negative lab culture came back today.

Would azo cause a negative UTI result? Took a UTI test Wednesday at the doctor. High nitrate levels. Negative lab culture came back today.

Prostatitis: Assuming that you are a 22 y/o male, the most common cause of lower urinary symptoms is prostatitis. urine cultures are often negative with prostatitis. It is a clinical diagnosis which requires examination and careful history taking. Check with a urologist for examination and diagnosis if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Do I have a UTI or STD I have no symptoms but I been getting a lot testical pain I took a Azo test strip and I got leukocytespositive andNitrite neg?

Do I have a UTI or STD I have no symptoms but I been getting a lot testical pain I took a Azo test strip and I got leukocytespositive andNitrite neg?

Go see your doctor: You're a young male and have testicular pain - go and see your doctor.

Leukocyte positive can be from UTI or STI as you said - nitrite can be falsely negative in UTI; so no one online can give you a definitive answer.

So short answer - again, go see your doctor - especially since you're having testicular pain. ...Read more

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Took an Azo test strip positive for leukocytes completely negative for nitrate. Frequent urge to pee and pressure felt in uretha. Uti?

Took an Azo test strip positive for leukocytes completely negative for nitrate. Frequent urge to pee and pressure felt in uretha. Uti?

Possible UTI: Clinical symptoms of a urinary tract infection include the urge to urinate frequently and pain
with urination. If the Azo test strip is positive for leukocytes, this indicates the presence of
white blood cells in the urine in response to
a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I took @ home AZO urine strip TEST showed hint of purple on leukocyte and neg. On nitrite. Do I need Doc or am I ok. And could it be BV or YI back pain?

I took @ home AZO urine strip TEST showed hint of purple on leukocyte and neg. On nitrite. Do I need Doc or am I ok. And could it be BV or YI back pain?

Urine: As the nitrite is negative you do not have an infection one can see white cells from the skin that get into the urine which can show up positive you do not need to see anybody at this time but if you develop increased frequency, burning on urination or flank pain please see your primary care ...Read more

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Urge to urinate for a few weeks now, but no other UTI symptoms. AZO test strips test positive for WBC & nitrites. Is it more likely a UTI or an STD?

Urge to urinate for a few weeks now, but no other UTI symptoms. AZO test strips test positive for WBC & nitrites. Is it more likely a UTI or an STD?

UTI is more likely: Gonorrhea or chlamydia can mimic some UTI symptoms, but usually this would be burning on urination; urgency alone is more likely bladder inflammation due to UTI, especially for "a few weeks" and with positive nitrite and WBC. See a doctor soon: you need a formal urinalysis, probably a urine culture, STD testing since it's on your mind, and probably an antibiotic prescription. ...Read more

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Will Azo be the reason I have a positive drug test?

Will Azo be the reason I have a positive drug test?

Don't think so: What was your test positive for? Azo is both a commonly used name for a medication used to reduce pain of urinary tract infection, and which also can turn urine orange and stain things, and the name of a company that makes several products. Methadone programs are required to do confirmatory tests for positive screens, and you should ask for that, if you haven't used other drugs. ...Read more

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If my Azo test is neg for nitrates and only trace Leu is it still possible to have uti?

If my Azo test is neg for nitrates and only trace Leu is it still possible to have uti?

Possibly: Anything is possible, although may be unlikely. Do not know the manner of collection of urine specimen or its age when reaching the laboratory. Test for nitrates is virtually worthless, and presence or absence of leukocytes can be variable. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 4 days ago I also have beentakeing two azo pills a day is it safe to take a ni otine test yet?

I quit smoking 4 days ago I also have beentakeing two azo pills a day is it safe to take a ni otine test yet?

Urine Cotaine Test: Cotaine will be present in blood tests for about 2 weeks and in urine for several weeks more. A lot depends on what level is chosen as the cutoff for positive or negative. Good for you on quitting. Keep it up. I do not know if Azo changes the test results. ...Read more

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I have had a UTI for months. I am wanting to get tests done to find out why the infection won't go away and why there are RBC. Can Azo interfere?

I have had a UTI for months. I am wanting to get tests done to find out why the infection won't go away and why there are RBC. Can Azo interfere?

See a urologist: Either the antibiotic is not effective or you have a structural problem--reflux or stricture or double ureters. It is time to see a specialist. Azo may not interfere but to be sure and get the best results stop it 48 hours before collecting the urine for culture ...Read more

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Tested positive on leukocytes in my urine with Azo urine test, but at the doctors the culture came back negative. But I don't understand how my urine?

Tested positive on leukocytes in my urine with Azo urine test, but at the doctors the culture came back negative. But I don't understand how my urine?

Urine WBC, UTI, STD?: The Azo urine leukocytes (WBC) test gives a clue about urinary tract infection, but that's all. WBCs can appear in the urine from vulva or vaginal fluids if not a good "clean catch" specimen. Discuss with doctor if you have typical UTI symptoms (urgency, burning). If not, retest and don't worry if leukocytes normal. STDs also can cause urine WBC with negative culture, so get checked if at risk. ...Read more

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I am having urinary frequency every 30 mins to 1 hr. I tried AZO uti test came back negative. What's wrong? No burning or pain just frequency

I am having urinary frequency every 30 mins to 1 hr. I tried AZO uti test came back negative. What's wrong? No burning or pain just frequency

See a doctor: Several possibilities come to mind: diabetes, especially if large urine volumes; STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas; other vaginal infections; kidney disease; psychological issues; and more. It's time for you to stop trying to diagnose yourself and see a doctor. Probably it won't be anything serious, but better safe than sorry. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took an at home Azo test because I'm having UTI symptoms. It is positive. Went to the doctor and he did and test and said negative. What do I do?

I took an at home Azo test because I'm having UTI symptoms. It is positive. Went to the doctor and he did and test and said negative. What do I do?

Here are some. ..: AZO test result may differ from different specimen because the urine freshness, its duration inside bladder (> 4 hrs), possible use of vitamin C, adequacy of urine collection to avoid contamination, etc. So, one has to realize the presence of factors affecting this test leading to false (-). Besides, urine culture from properly collected fresh urine is the "ultimate" test for confirmation, . .. ...Read more

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Posted question yestetday 50 year old female with UTI symptoms., Drs responded UTI. Bought AZO URINE TEST shows leucocitos in urine/nitroto normal?

Posted question yestetday 50 year old female with UTI symptoms., Drs responded UTI. Bought AZO URINE TEST shows leucocitos in urine/nitroto normal?

Here are some...: Many causes may induce UTI-like symptoms. (+) for WBC & (-) for nitrite in chemstrip dipstick suggest the presence of inflammation indeed in urinary tract or possible contamination from improper urine collection or no UTI by gram negative bacilli, not gram positive cocci or urine not staying inside bladder long enough. So, seek timely evaluation and counseling so to define right Dx for right Rx... ...Read more

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I had a random drug test because I am in a pain contract. A few days before, I had a UTI and had been using AZO tabs. The doctor will not refill my?

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Here are some...: If urine test is the must step before refilling pain med for your essential long-term pain control, you have be off AZO for 3-5 days so not to taint testing since AZO is not antibiotics. On the other hand, for someone with high trustworthiness, a doctor may refill pain med after properly documenting no clinical abuse of pain medication, which has become socially epidemic among many pain med users. ...Read more

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I just finished my antibiotics yesterday for my uti. I have no symptoms. This morning I did an Azo test. It showed positive for Leu and neg for Nit?

I just finished my antibiotics yesterday for my uti. I have no symptoms. This morning I did an Azo test. It showed positive for Leu and neg for Nit?

Infection cleared: Most likely since you are now asymptomatic and the urine dip was negative for nitrites. Leukocytes are part of your body's defense system and may still be present as they finish their course of getting rid of the infection. Nitrites are a by-product of bacteria that cause the UTI. Since it is negative, likely the infection has cleared. If you develop symptoms again, see your PCP for a re-check ...Read more

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The AZO test said leukocytes are positive (very light purple) but negative for nitrates. I am also fighting a URI. Could it be (+) because of my URI?

The AZO test said leukocytes are positive (very light purple) but negative for nitrates. I am also fighting a URI. Could it be (+) because of my URI?

NO.: Colds are caused by viruses that affect the upper respiratory system. The positive test for leukocytes comes from possible bacterial infection in the urinary tract. There is no physiologic connectiion between the two. ...Read more

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I took the at home AZO UTI test and my nitrite was negative, but the leukocytes was postie. Does this mean I have a UTI? I have pressure and burning.

I took the at home AZO UTI test and my nitrite was negative, but the leukocytes was postie. Does this mean I have a UTI? I have pressure and burning.

Possible UTI: You may have a UTI. Nitrites may show up on the test with certain bacterial infections of the urinary tract, but not others. I recommend seeking help from a health professional for further work up. Pressure and burning can be associated with a UTI. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Urine is red from Azo pills. Can I still take a home pregnancy test?

Urine is red from Azo pills. Can I still take a home pregnancy test?

Accuracy?: The accuracy of the pregnancy test may not be timely if the Azo dye alters the HCG content or obscures the result. Wait until the Azo is gone from the urine before taking the pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Took an AZO at home UTI test. Positive for Leukocytes, negative on Nitrates. I have no pain just urgency and slight burn. Comes and goes, not const.

UTI: These home kits are meant to indicate probability that symptoms are due to infection. The absence of nitrites in the urine can mean either that the organism causing infection doesn't convert nitrate to nitrite or that the inflammation indicated by symptoms and by leukocytes is not bacterial. You should see a doctor and determine whether you should be treated. Frankly it sounds like UTI to me. ...Read more

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I took 3 Azo UTI tests which all tested positive for white blood cells, went to urgent care and test was neg but blood was in my urine...?

I took 3 Azo UTI tests which all tested positive for white blood cells, went to urgent care and test was neg but blood was in my urine...?

Culture: The definitive diagnostic test for urinary infection is urine culture. If you have a urine culture and it is negative and you still have red or white blood cells in your urine, you should see a urologist. ...Read more

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Azo UTI test positive leukocytes but negative nitrites mean an std?

Azo UTI test positive leukocytes but negative nitrites mean an std?

UTI: Not necessarily. Your question assumes that we can diagnose on the internet, and this is impossible without a full exam and history and all your lab data. Good luck. ...Read more

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My vagina is sore and I took an Azo test it cane back positive for leukocytes could it be a yeast infection?

My vagina is sore and I took an Azo test it cane back positive for leukocytes could it be a yeast infection?

White Cells: Leukocytes or white cells usually indicate a bacterial infection or inflammation. Hyphae are present with a yeast infection. Review the other results of your test to help with a diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more

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Why did I fail a drug test for benzos, if I only take flexeril, mobic, (meloxicam) alieve, vitamins, and Azo cranberry?

Why did I fail a drug test for benzos, if I only take flexeril, mobic, (meloxicam) alieve, vitamins, and Azo cranberry?

Drug tests: Drug tests for benzodiazeprines can be positive if you are taking it. Some of benzodiazeprines are xanax, (alprazolam) librium, klonopin, clorazepate, valium), ativan, restoril, Halcion. ... Some other medications can cause a false positive result in benzodiazepine urine tests. These drugs can be tolectin, aleve, etodolac, daypro, zoloft. .. ...Read more

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Took an @ home AZO test. Negative for nitrites but 500+++ Leukocyte. I have abdominal and back pain. Headache but no fever.

Took an @ home AZO test. Negative for nitrites but 500+++ Leukocyte. I have abdominal and back pain. Headache but no fever.

GU infection: Please seek help for a suspected urinary tract infection as soon as possible. You may need to give urine for retesting and culture, depending on history and exam. Hopefully, there is no kidney infection. Hopefully, there is no sexually-transmitted infection or very rarely, urinary tract tuberculosis. ...Read more

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Can uricalm or Azo effect the outcome of a home pregnancy test? Ijust started antibiotics today for a UTI but my period is 3 days late.

Can uricalm or Azo effect the outcome of a home pregnancy test? Ijust started antibiotics today for a UTI but my period is 3 days late.

No.: Home pregnancy tests detect the presence of beta-hcg, a hormone produced during pregnancy. Medications would not alter the level of this hormone. Menstrual cycle length can vary by a few days from month to month. If your period still has not come in the next couple days, you might consider making a doctor's appointment to see what's going on. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old my last period took 4 pregnanc test said negative I been cramping all month did had a yeast infection took Azo the yeast infection is gone how can get my period? I am not on birth control but I did take the morning after pill after ha

I am 20 years old my last period took 4 pregnanc test said negative I been cramping all month did had a yeast infection took Azo the yeast infection is gone how can get my period? I am not on birth control but I did take the morning after pill after ha

The: The Plan B likely interfered with your body's normal hormonal balance. It may take up to three months after taking it to get a period. However a blood pregnancy test is not a bad idea at this point. Otherwise, if your period does not come in the next month see your doctor. He/she can prescribe a pill that can induce a period, and then a birth control pill can be started to stabilize your period and prevent pregnancy.
Take care. ...Read more

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I took 2 azo tablets, is this okay?

Yes: The dosing is 2 tabs by mouth three times a day as needed with a maximum of 6 tablets in a 24 hour period ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is better cystex or azo?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Is azo safe on first trimester?

Is azo safe on first trimester?

It appears to: Be safe but call your doctor to get permission to take it because some of the gyn doctors does not like their patient to take any medication without their consent. Beside that you need to be treated for the UTI with medication so it does not progress to kidney infection which could be dangerous for a pregnant woman. ...Read more

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Will azo flush thc out of your system?

Will azo flush thc out of your system?

No: THC is stored in the fat so there is no quick way to flush it out of your system. Furthermore, tampering with a urine sample could get you into even bigger trouble. ...Read more

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Can Azo cause diarrhea?

Can Azo cause diarrhea?

Yes: Brad Azo Gantrisin and generic sulfisoxazole with phenazopyridine. It is used for urinay tract infection. Beside diarrhea it also causes nausea, vomiting, upset stomach and headaches. ...Read more

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Can keflex and Azo be taken together?

Can keflex and Azo be taken together?

Yes.: If you have a urinary tract infection it is common to take Azo for symptoms until the infection responds to an antibiotic such as keflex. ...Read more