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Positive Uti Test After Antibiotic
Should I remain on antibiotics following 3 day Cipro (ciprofloxacin) treatment completion for UTI if a home test indicates positive leukocytes but negative nitrate?
3 day minimum: An uncomplicated UTI (no fever, abdominal pain, back pain) needs at least 3 days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) to complete the antibiotic course. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7864704 When patients are given a longer course of medication, the UTI is likely not uncomplicated, so the entire course of the antibiotic you received should be completed. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
Slight discomfort in urethra. Took UTI test, positive leukocytes, negative nitrates. Finished prescribed antibio for possible uti, same test results?
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
Positive leukocytes from home UTI test. 1st urinalysis positive also. Anti biotics didn't work. 2nd urinalysis negative. What's wrong?
After a positive chlamydia test, 1g of azithromycin was taken as prescribed. Culture retest done 10 days later still came back positive. Why is that?
DNA: The test detects dna fragments from the bacteria. Even if the medication worked the test can detect fragments from the recent infection for up to three weeks. The test should not be repeated until three weeks after treatment. I recommend you have the test repeated at the appropriate time. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Positive culture for UTI 3 weeks ago. 3 antibiotics later still having symptoms. Did another culture last week & it was negative. Inflammation maybe?
Possible: Nonbacterial causes of UTI-like symptoms and inflammation of the urinary tract can include fungal infection, adverse drug reaction, interstitial cystitis, heavy metal (eg lithium), and uric acid and hypercalcemic irritation. More remote possibilities include granulomatous diseases (eg, sarcoid or tuberculosis), polycystic kidney disease or genitourinary malignancy. ...Read more
Took NAAT test for gonorrhea/chlamydia 30 days after low risk exposure and 1 day after single 875mg Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for sinus. Test was negative. Reliable?
I'd repeat: DO the test again, there's no reason to spend any time worrying about an improperly done test. Follow instructions and good wishes. ...Read more
Took the powder drink med for chlamydia after testing pos on blood chlamydia test testd again month later same result nurse said highchance false pos?
Here are some ...: The accuracy of current STD tests has been high and well worth to trust it. In the process of treating chlamydia and any STDs, the patients need following the instruction to complete antibiotics and their sexual partners have to be treated simultaneously so to minimize reinfection. Of course, at times, incomplete Rx or bacterial resistance may happen. So, closely work with treating Doc for... ...Read more
Would negative NAAT gonorrhea/chlamydia test still be reliable if single 875mg Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) was taken 2 days before test?
Urinalysis negative but culture positive for e.Coli (100, 000 cfu ml) w/cath draw. Blood culture negative. Fever of 104. Why was urinalysis negative?
Urinalysis: Sounds like you may have had upper urinary tract infection without spillage of inflammatory cells into the renal calyx, so that although the bacteria showed up the inflammatory cells did not. The other alternative is that this was somehow a contaminated specimen and the e. Coli were not from the urinary tract. ...Read more
Had UTI, urine test shows puss cells and culture shows E.coli. Had antibiotic course did urine test again and it's clear. Need urine culture again?
NO: Not unless your symptoms recur.Get a more detailed answer ›
Got a vaginal swab done for chlamydia retest. Chlamydia came back negative. But positive for proteus mirabilis. Could that possibly hidden chlamydia?
Chlamydia: There are several means of testing for chlamydia and without knowing what method your doctor used cannot be definitive, but if they used culture (uncommon) proteus mirabilis could interfere. Nucleic acid amplification or hybridazation tests, elisa assays or direct fluorescent antibody testing tests are more common and would not be affected by proteus. ...Read more
A bit too early: The exact time for reliable chlamydia testing by NAAT isn't certain, but 3 days probably is a bit early. A negative result would be somewhat reassuring, but probably not conclusive. It would be safer to wait until 5 days or so, unless there is some urgency (e.g. if you have abdominal pain or other symptoms of a complication like PID). ...Read more
+ test result: You could have missed doses of Doxycycline or had sexual activity with an infected partner before completing 7 days of treatment with doxycline. Or if you took one dose of Azithromycin and had sex with an infected person within a 7 day window - that could lead to a positive. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more
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