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Do i need treatment if my ua shows some trace of leukocytes , 1+ bacteria, clarity of urine hazy and urine culture negative staphylococu?

Do i need treatment if my ua shows some trace of leukocytes , 1+ bacteria, clarity of urine hazy and urine culture negative staphylococu?

CYSTITIS: Cystitis is a clinical diagnosis meaning you tell the doctor you have it by telling him about symptoms. In rare occasions there are no symptoms and treatment is still indicated. ...Read more

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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Why would I still have nitrate and leukocytes present in my urine dipstick result after antibiotic treatment ?

Why would I still have nitrate and leukocytes present in my urine dipstick result after antibiotic treatment ?

Not cured.: These may be indicators that the infection has not been "cured, " which is more likely if your practitioner "emperically" gave you an anitbiotic, without obtaining a urine culture and sensitivity test. If you are symptomatic, you should see your doctor, particularly if this study was not done. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications in case one is the cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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My friend has a urine test having WBC 3-6 and RBC 0-1. what does this mean? how to get this cured or what is the treatment for this?

Infection: There are other components to the urine analysis its likely this is a simple bladder infection an a round of antibiotics will cure this. I suspect that there was a culture done as well at some point. This result is not something to worry a lot about. ...Read more

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I have high fever (101) and the doctor diagnosed me with UTI. The urine test reveals there are WBC and RBC. What should be my line of treatment?Care?

I have high fever (101) and the doctor diagnosed me with UTI. The urine test reveals there are WBC and RBC. 
What should be my line of treatment?Care?

Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. It typically is a "localized" infection limited to the bladder. Generally, pyelonephritis requires several weeks of oral antibiotics ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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What does having a trace of leukocyte esterase urine mean?

What does having a trace of leukocyte esterase urine mean?

Usually normal: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase suggests that there are white blood cells in the urine. Trace means few WBC produced small amount of leucocyte esterase ...Read more

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Why would someone need a leukocyte esterase urine dipstick test?

Urinary infection: Leukocyte esterase is a surrogate marker for the presence of white blood cells in the urine and usually indicates urinary infection. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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How abnormal is 5-10 for WBC in a urine test? I am curious about a small abnormality on my physical: the results of the urine chem/microscopy say “trace” of leukocyte esterase (reference range: negative) and a “flag” says ab. Following that the WBC is “ab

A : A few white blood cells in the urine of a female patient is very common, especially if the urine sample was not collected in particular manner. If a physician is interested in getting urine from a woman's bladder that has not been contaminated by passing through the vagina, which normally contains bacteria and white blood cells, the sample should be collected by asking the woman to use a antiseptic towelette to wipe the vagina while spreading the inner labia, then to urinate into the toilet for a second, stop urinating, then urinate into the specimen cup. If you didn't collect the urine in this manner, then it's more than likely that the white blood cells are from the vagina, not the bladder as are the bacteria and the leuk esterase. If it is noted that there were squamous epithelial cells in the urine, then it's even more likely, because those cells are found only in the vagina, not the bladder. Back pain is a common symptom, and occasionally it is the sole symptom of a urinary tract infection, but not usually. Most of the time people with utis will have pain on urination or frequency of urination, fevers, or pain on the sides of their back. If you have any of these (fever, urinary pain or frequency, or pain on the sides of your back) or if the middle back pain persists for more than a week, you should see a doctor. But the biggest thing here is, the physician who ordered the urine test should be available and eager to answer your question. ...Read more

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