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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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Have moderate bacteria in urine test but rest is all (_ve) e.g the RBC,leukocyte,protein or nitrate.Need for urine culture & antibiotic? 6months preg.

Have moderate bacteria in urine test but rest is all (_ve) e.g the RBC,leukocyte,protein or nitrate.Need for urine culture & antibiotic? 6months preg.

Probably not: Typical care for pregnancy includes a urine culture in early pregnancy. If that was negative and you have no symptoms, I wouldnt' treat at this point. Your obgyn can be more specifically helpful at your next visit. ...Read more

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My urine test is positive for leukocytes and negative for nitrates, is that even possible fot uti?

Yes: Leukocytes mean your body is making an inflammatory reaction. A positive nitrite test indicates a gram negative bacteria is present. You could have a bladder infection with a bacteria which does not convert nitrates to nitrites. An example is enterococci, which can cause an infection, cause white cells, yet not change the nitrites portion of the dipstick. Microscopic exam and culture are important. ...Read more

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My urine test is positive for leukocytes and negative for nitrates, is that even possible for UTI in my penis ?

My urine test is positive for leukocytes and negative for nitrates, is that even possible for UTI in my penis ?

Urethritis: A urine test with positive leukocytes suggests local inflammation, commonly in the bladder in women or the urethra ( tube carrying the urine from the bladder to the outside)in men. Inflammation of the urethra ( urethritis) is commonly caused by chlamydia infection, but may have non infectious causes also. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotic. ...Read more

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Urine test positive for WBC negative for nitrate. was on analpram for hemorrhoid for 3 weeks no off for week and a half. can this cause WBC in urine?

Urine test positive for WBC negative for nitrate. was on analpram for hemorrhoid for 3 weeks no off for week and a half. can this cause WBC in urine?

Not likely: This is not likely. Adequate fluid intake and if symptoms get treated otherwise repeat urinalysis and do what is called a clean catch. Ask clinic staff to guide you in collection ...Read more

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Why do I still have nitrates and leukocytes on my urine dipstick when the urine culture is negative?

Why do I still have nitrates and leukocytes on my urine dipstick when the urine culture is negative?

Many reasons: There are many possible reasons why a urine culture is negative but the nitrates and leukocytes are positive. 1. If your taking antibiotics then that would prevent growth of the urine culture. 2. The leukocytes and nitrates do not represent an actual bacterial infection but other viral, chemical, or environmental reasons for a positive result 3. Dipstick test or urine culture tests are false. ...Read more

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I had a urine culture done. Showed no infection. Nitrates are neg but leukocytes pos. I have all the classic symptoms of a uti. I'm on antibiotics but still feel pain. Urgency, freq, pain, etc.

I had a urine culture done. Showed no infection. Nitrates are neg but leukocytes pos. I have all the classic symptoms of a uti. I'm on antibiotics but still feel pain. Urgency, freq, pain, etc.

Check with your Dr.: Sometimes doctors treat UTI without doing a culture, which means that maybe your antibiotic is resistant to your strain of bacteria and you're not feeling better because antibiotic can't treat the infection. Check with your doctor to make sure a culture was done and that your bacteria is sensitive to the antibiotic you're on. ...Read more

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