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Gave urine specimen. Cloudy. Waiting for doctor but could it be infection?

Gave urine specimen. Cloudy. Waiting for doctor but could it be infection?

If only cloudy,doubt: In absence of burning, frequency, discomfort, and poor odor, only a cloudy urine may or may not indicate infection. Agree with the urinalysis. Cloudy urine could occur if you are on a largely vegetable diet and take much phosphate like cola or dairy or lots of beans/ legumes since phosphate will precipitate in alkaline urine. If lasts long this phosphate could form stones. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Hi, about 5 weeks ago i gave a urine sample to my doctor and they srnt it off for culture, it came back raised white cells and red cells no infection?

Hi, about 5 weeks ago i gave a urine sample to my doctor and they srnt it off for culture, it came back raised white cells and red cells no infection?

Inflammation: Well here we have a case of inflammation in the urinary tract, that WASN'T caused by an infection (as far as we can tell). There are other things that will do that, such as a kidney stone or a bladder stone. Sometimes medications (such as Bactrim) can do that. There are even viruses or other germs that might NOT show up on a culture. The key is how you are doing now? There should be follow up too. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell the difference between a bladder infection and a UTI from a urine sample?

Can a doctor tell the difference between a bladder infection and a UTI from a urine sample?

Same thing. : Although urinary tract infections (uti's) can occur anywhere along the urinary tract, the bladder is the most common site, so a bladder infection is in fact a uti. A urine culture cannot differentiate between the potential locations of the uti, but it can identify the bacteria causing the infection to help guide appropriate antibiotic treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Went to my doctor appt and was told my urine sample had white blood cells in it. Had pelvic exam, no infection. What are some of the causes for this?

Went to my doctor appt and was told my urine sample had white blood cells in it. Had pelvic exam, no infection.
What are some of the causes for this?

Inflammation : White blood cells in the urine can come from any part of the urogenital tract that is undergoing inflammation or irritation due to infectious or noninfectious causes such as urinary stones. A few white cells are an insignificant finding. More than few (pus) should be investigated. ...Read more

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What's the significance of a cloudy urine specimen?

What's the significance of a cloudy urine specimen?

Not much: While it could be infection (UTI) it could just be debri or phosphates. If you're not having any other symptoms probably no issue. www.peedoc.com. ...Read more

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I have white discharge, discomfort while urinating. Dr. gave shot of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) and 1g zithromax, gave out urine specimen but tested negative for STDs?

I have white discharge, discomfort while urinating. Dr. gave shot of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) and 1g zithromax, gave out urine specimen but tested negative for STDs?

Good results: Based on the medication your doctor gave you they were treating you for possible gonorrhea and chlamydia infections. That is good news that your STD testing turned out to be negative. Hopefully you are feeling better now. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more