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Will a urinary tract infection show up on dipstick urine test?

Will a urinary tract infection show up on dipstick urine test?

Mostly: Nitrite reagent in dipstick works for most gram negative organisms, but does show gram positive bacteria like enterococcus, staphlococcus or streptococcus etc.. Latter 2 are considered "skin" organisms but can be cause of utis in some, especially subjects on intermittent catheterization. Leucoocte esterase for wbcs in urine usually but, not always reliable. Urine culture is most reliable. ...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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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

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Symptoms of urinary track infection?

Burning: Typically pain/burning with urination, sometimes increased frequency or incontinence, and can get so severe as to cause fever or confusion. ...Read more

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Best antibiotic for urinary tract infection in male before urine culture sensitivity.

Best antibiotic for urinary tract infection in male before urine culture sensitivity.

Here are some ...: Before taking antibiotics, a detailed general / urinary history and urinalysis are minimally required for suspecting UTI if you have not had recurrent UTI. But, if you know when a UTI is coming by history after prior evaluation, both nitofurantoin & sulf/trimethorpim remain the most practical yet effective drugs for everyday UTI without antibiotics overuse / abuse. Ask Doc for detail. ...Read more

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Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney pain, chills, fever. Had urine culture. Result: bacterial infection. But, where is infection? Bladder? Kidney? Bacterial UTI?

Kidney I bet: Probably ascended from the bladder. Ask your physician about whether there is anything you can do to prevent future infections, or whether there may be an underlying problem putting you at risk. ...Read more

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What do urine tests check for? Just urinary tract infections?

What do urine tests check for? Just urinary tract infections?

Many things: There are many different urine tests. A typical urinalysis can check for the presence of blood, protein, evidence of infection, sugar, and products of bile metabolism. Other tests are more accurate for amounts of the above and can screen for presence of different drug types ...Read more

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Does a urinary track infection affect the kidneys?

Does a urinary track infection affect the kidneys?

Could do: If an infection ascends up the urinary collection system, yes it could. It is then called pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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If urine protein positive it means you have urinary tract infection?

If urine protein positive it means you have urinary tract infection?

Proteinuria: Proteinuria may be seen with a uti. If the urine culture is negative, one needs to have a 24 hour urine collection to see the amount of protein in the urine ( and to assess the kidney function of the person. I would also do a renal ultrasound to assess the size of the kidneys. Depending on the amount of p the results of the blood tests a renal biopsy may be needed if no diagnosis is made by them. ...Read more

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What causes a urinery track infection?

What causes a urinery track infection?

Here are some...: UTI denotes bacterial presence in urinary tract leading to a wide range of topical or systemic symptoms - from none at all to extreme. Bacterial induction to urinary tract is usually related with sexual intercourse, instrumentation, or occassionally with bloodstream spread. But most healthy persons with good bladder emptying and healthy humoral defense immunity can effectively rid the invading bug ...Read more

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Do you test bladder or kidney infection with mid-stream urine sample?

Do you test bladder or kidney infection with mid-stream urine sample?

Yes: Mid stream samples are more reliable for cultures if collected properly.In the elderly , often a straight cath mid stream is often done.Less contamination. ...Read more

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Does urinary tract infection clear up on its own?

Does urinary tract infection clear up on its own?

Maybe: Many utis resolve without antibiotics. Use a urinary symptom relief medication over the counter, such as azo, and increase you water intake. If symptoms do not resolve in 2-3 days, can you doctor. ...Read more

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Will urinary tract infections cause bleeding into the urine?

Will urinary tract infections cause bleeding into the urine?

Some do: Some strains of bacteria are more frequently associated with blood in the urine (hematuria) just as some post-menopausal women are more liely to have hematuria associated with cystitis or utis than pre-menopausal women. ...Read more

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Does yeast infection show up in urine?

Does yeast infection show up in urine?

If the specimen is: Contaminated (not clean catch) it could.

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How hypertension cause urinary track infection?

Hypertension: Hypertension does not cause urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Cloudy urine at the start of peeing the rest is clear. Is it due to std, sti, uti, prostatitis, epididymitis, bladder infections or kidney infections?

Probably okay if...: Have you felt some change in your usual voiding pattern like burning urination or urethral discharge? Did you get urinalysis with properly collected fresh urine, which should be the minimal yet surest way to confirm if having UTI etc. What you described could be normal to reflect some amorphous phosphate sediment in alkaline urine followed with clear urine. So, seek evaluation & counseling... ...Read more

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What's a urinary tract infection limited to?

What's a urinary tract infection limited to?

Urinary tract: That is kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. However a severe kidney infection can spread via the blood stream to the rest of the body, heart, brain, lungs etc.. ...Read more

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more