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Testing urine for UTI no infection was found but trace of blood what could this mean?Further testing is to be done but will take a few days!

Testing urine for UTI no infection was found but trace of blood what could this mean?Further testing is to be done but will take a few days!

Blood in urine: Can be due to bladder irritation, stones, kidney problems, bleeding disorder, tb, cancer, irritation of the genital skin, being on your period, etc. Important to get it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

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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How long does it take to get a urine test results back when testing for UTI?

How long does it take to get a urine test results back when testing for UTI?

Not long: if it is just to check for sign of infection- it takes few minuts. If it to get the type of bacteria (culture results) up to 5 days ...Read more

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Need to rid my urine of wbcs to deploy I have been to 2 docs source cannot be discovered after testing for uti, cysto, CT with contrast nothing. Help!?

Need to rid my urine of wbcs to deploy I have been to 2 docs source cannot be discovered after testing for uti, cysto, CT with contrast nothing. Help!?

Depends,rest of lab?: You may have interstitial nephritis , not uti, meaning kidney inflammation also unusual things are poss like chlamydia or mycoplasma that are common factors between std & UTI and will give negative culture. If a course of Azithromycin did not do it may need a nephrologist. Esp if you have protein in urine. ...Read more

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Why do I always have pain right under and above my kidneys in my back? I stay with uti's but never have had further testing.

Why do I always have pain right under and above my kidneys in my back? I stay with uti's but never have had further testing.

Get checked: If you keep UTIs and are having pains in the area of kdneys in the back.It Is about time you get yourself checked as there may be some kidney condition which needs to be checked for anatomic abnormalities by doing imaging like ultrasound or Cat Scan examination. I will suggest you get it checked from your family physician or a urologist ...Read more

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After having a uti, finding glucose in my urine, and testing negative for blood sugar problems, i haven't been able to hold urine at times.

After having a uti, finding glucose in my urine, and testing negative for blood sugar problems, i haven't been able to hold urine at times.

Glucose in urine: It is not normal for you to have glucose in your urine. I am not sure what you mean by "testing negative for glucose problems". Have your physician order a hemoglobin a1c test. If it is normal, then you do not have diabetes. Your description of not being able to hold urine, at times is a concern. Have your physician sent you to a urologist to see why you have problems with holding your urine. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for long term follow up for elderly woman hospitalized for UTI ? ?Low dose maintenance antibiotics ?Monthly testing?

Any recommendations for long term follow up for elderly woman hospitalized for UTI ?  ?Low dose maintenance antibiotics ?Monthly testing?

Prevention measures: Daily cranberry juice or pill will help to prevent uti. However, if there is multiple uti, then there may be a kidney stone, tumor, incontinence, dryness of vaginia, bladder dysfunction or urethrea problem. Urology consultation is therefore recommended to prevent from having long term UTI problems. ...Read more

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Im pregnant and have moderate amt of urine all the time by every visit. I never had UTI. what else can be the cause? Should I be very concerned? I was sent for a kidney sono and didn't get results yet. What can they be testing for?

Im pregnant and have moderate amt of urine all the time by every visit. I never had UTI. what else can be the cause? Should I be very concerned? I was sent for a kidney sono and didn't get results yet. What can they be testing for?

Here are some...: Is your pregnancy new or recurrent? Is your urine flow steady, full, and continuous? Do you fell bladder emptying after voiding? These are minimal for pointed history taking for deducing if your bladder functions well. But it's hard to address an adequate answer in a 400-letter space online. Yet, following instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html will help reach right Dx for care. ...Read more

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UTI with little-appetite. First round of antibiotics didn't work Further testing is being done Could it be a kidney infection Should I be worried?

UTI with little-appetite. First round of antibiotics didn't work Further testing is being done Could it be a kidney infection Should I be worried?

Possibly : If you develop a fever or feel worse, see a physician right away. Please make sure that a culture is done and you know what antibiotics can be used to treat you. Also make sure there are no anatomical reason why this is occurring l. ...Read more

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