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Leukocytes And Nitrites In Urine
An at home urine test showed that I have 500+++ leukocytes but no nitrites in my urine. I have no other signs or symptoms. Should I be worried?
Need to evaluate: You may have urinary infection and it would be a good idea to see your doctor for an evaluation and if needed, treatment. ...Read more
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
How do i get a high white blood count in my urine but test negative for nitrites and leukocyte esterase?
UA results: Nitrites indicate bacterial abundance. If negative, then very low grade infection or no infection exists. Leuk esterase indicates leukocyte enzyme release, reflecting battling leukocytes. If neg, then no leuk attack present, or very low grade. So --- leukocytes without infection do appear in urine from interstitial nephritis , usually allergic, or from interstitial cystitis, usually of unknown ...Read more
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
See below: If the diet is lacking in nitrates, lack of nitrite in urine is meaningless. There may be infection with organisms that do not make nitrite, or the infection may be in the urethra. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
I have high WBC/leukocytes in urine, but no nitrites. I have been taking cyprobay 500 mg 2x a day for 1 week. I have a lower back discomfort.
Male with UTI for 3 mos. Urinalys are negative but first void urine on test strips - tests pos for leukocytes and nitrites. taken several AB w/o succ?
Culture?: A urine culture should be performed if it hasn't. This can identify a bacterial infection if that is the cause of the leukocytes in the urine. It is possible to have a UTI and have negative nitrites. Leukocytes in the urine can also be caused by inflammation anywhere in urinary tract up to kidneys. ...Read more
Ua showed i was negative for leukocytes. Negative for white blood cells but positive for nitrites and many crystals in urine. Is this normal?
Clinical symptoms?: It is possible to have a UTI that only shows positivity for nitrites and be negative for wbcs. Studies have shown that when nitrites are positive, a UTI has a strong chance of being present ( = good specificity for the test). Many crystals can be caused by kidney stones or food metabolism issues. ...Read more
Pain in right kidney area for 3day, urine strip shows leukocytes, nitrites & proteins, rest normal. Taking rifaximin (5th day) for BOS. Any relation?
Comprised of nitrogen & 2 oxygen molecules. Sodium nitrite is used in meat industry to prevent bacterial growth & to maintain the meat's red color (≥ 22mg/kg body weight is toxic); cooking at high heat allows nitrites to combine with Amino Acids to form nitros-amines (carcinogens). It can be converted by many pathways to nitric oxide, a potent vaso-dilator.Amyl nitrite can be ...Read more
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