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Dr. John Weeks Dr. Weeks
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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

Dr. James Chapman
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Will doctors test for pregnancy when testing for a uti?

Will doctors test for pregnancy when testing for a uti?

2 tests: No, urinalysis and a urine pregnancy test are two different tests. Ask your doctor if you believe you are pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Ron Eaker Dr. Eaker
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Angelina Postoev Dr. Postoev
Surgery
13 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Tarek Naguib Dr. Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
36 years in practice
University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. Jack Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Benjamin Lessig Dr. Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
21 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand Dr. Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What does it mean when your urine is positive for Nitrite and tested moderate for bacteria? Do you have a UTI? Is further testing necessary?

What does it mean when your urine is positive for Nitrite and tested moderate for bacteria? Do you have a UTI? Is further testing necessary?

Bacteria reduce NO3: These are lab findings on a urine test- and what needs to happen is for your doctor to interpret the test in the clinical setting. Specifically, I would want to 'match up' any urinary symptoms you have, with the urinary findings. A very important element of the urinalysis is whether you have white cells (WBCs) present or not. A few are allowed, but more than 5 and I would pay attention. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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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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Dr. Alvaro Reymunde Dr. Reymunde
Pediatrics
3 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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3-yr old has had strong smelling urine ~1 mnth, since having a UTI. No other Sx. Urine testing has since come back negative. What could this be?

3-yr old has had strong smelling urine ~1 mnth, since having a UTI. No other Sx. Urine testing has since come back negative. What could this be?

Diet?: If his urine testing us coming back negative and he has no symptoms, then maybe this is diet related. I would eliminate any juice in his diet and have him drink mostly water. Milk should be limited to about 18oz per day. Green vegetables can sometimes make urine smell strong also (dont stop eating these!) maybe your dr can run a blood test to make sure his kidneys are working properly, to b safe ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sepulveda Dr. Sepulveda
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Melissa Gowans Dr. Gowans
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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I am doing genetic testing for LQTS. Is it safe for my daughter to take sulfamethoxazole for a UTI? I have seen conflicting reports online.

I am doing genetic testing for LQTS.  Is it safe for my daughter to take sulfamethoxazole for a UTI?  I have seen conflicting reports online.

Very low risk: "Through the many years of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole use, only two cases of QT prolongation were identified through a MEDLINE search.Certainly if an association exists with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole prolonging the QT interval, the risk is low.Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole probably does inhibit a rare type of IKr channel, which was implicated in one published case of prolonged QT interval" ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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I'm 27 wks. pregnant have a GBS uti colony of 100,000 (again). Ob prescribed Clindamycin without testing it, and ignored my concern of c-diff. ?

I'm 27 wks. pregnant have a GBS uti   colony of 100,000 (again).  Ob prescribed Clindamycin without testing it, and ignored my concern of c-diff. ?

No urgency to treat: Unless you have symptoms of UTI(frequent urination, pain or urgency to urinate), you do not have to rush into taking antibiotics. Clindmycin is rarely used for UTI. You may be better of seeking a second opinion from a primary care doctor(Family Practice or Internist) who can be more careful in making a decision whether you have UTI or a contamination and which antibiotic is safer in pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Ripa Dr. Ripa
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Stavropol Medical Institute
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Dr. Allison Urrutia Dr. Urrutia
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 years in practice
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Dr. David Kennedy Dr. Kennedy
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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I have had mono since March, two rounds of strep throat early summer and just diagnosed with UTI, strep and mono still testing positive. Suggestions?

I have had mono since March, two rounds of strep throat early summer and just diagnosed with UTI, strep and mono still testing positive. Suggestions?

Can be normal : The mono infection can last for 6 - 9 months. strep throat is more common in the spring and summer. A UTI happens more frequently in women in their 20s and teenagers who are sexually active.I recommend plenty of fluids and rest to allow your body to fight the mono infection. if you're tired, going to a physical therapist for reconditioning. some lab work for mono can be positive for months. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Std testing and urine sample dr said I have UTI i think is bacterialv I have discomfort and white discharge and I have no STD dr prescribed sulfameth?

Urinary Tract Infect: It sounds like the doctor has put you on a medication to treat a uti. There is nothing else in your statement above that appears to be a question so am not sure what you are really asking for here. It sounds all normal. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Can bladder cancer be seen on ultrasound? If u/s shows no tumor, should further testing be done on a child with gross terminal hematuria? Not a uti.

Can bladder cancer be seen on ultrasound? If u/s shows no tumor, should further testing be done on a child with gross terminal hematuria? Not a uti.

Here are some ...: Ultrasound study only gives a gross rough imaging assessment with low sensitivity for small lesions. So, it is an absolute saying no bladder cancer. Terminal gross hematuria suggests its origin from the urethra, especially prostate urethra. So, a cystourethroscopy under anesthesia is needed. But, how far an evaluation should go for? It should be individualized. So, ask and talk with Doc timely. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
1,950 doctors shared insights

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