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What can nitrates do to a fetus?

What can nitrates do to a fetus?

Good question: There has been considerable human epidemiological data pertaining to the consumption of (nitrite-containing) cured meats and hot dogs during pregnancy and the risk for childhood brain cancer. The associations of maternal consumption of cured meat with risk of childhood brain tumors were quite consistent across studies, particularly for hot dog consumption. ...Read more

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What are nitrates in relation to using tadalafil?

What are nitrates in relation to using tadalafil?

Very Dangerous: Nitrate medications (nitroglycerin, isosorbide, dilatrate, isordil) for treatment of high blood pressure and/or chest pain make it unsafe to take tadalfil or any other pde5i medication (viagra, cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn). If you have even a possible need to use a nitrate medication, you should not have or take these drugs. The result can be a catastrophic drop in blood pressure that can be fatal. ...Read more

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What does high nitrates in urine mean?

What does high nitrates in urine mean?

NitrAtes or nitrites: Urinary nitrates (from food additives & dietary protein) are generally considered normal. Nitrites, however, indicate the presence of bacteria that can enzymatically change nitrates into nitrites, which are present in urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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They were giving free lunch at the calling center im training at today, we had hotdogs and I got a headache after, is that why?what foods have nitrate

They were giving free lunch at the calling center im training at today, we had hotdogs and I got a headache after, is that why?what foods have nitrate

Not sure about the: Cause of your headache. Check out "List of Foods High in Nitrites" @ http://www.livestrong.com/article/276160-list-of-foods-high-in-nitrites/ ...Read more

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What does miconazole nitrate do to yeast?

What does miconazole nitrate do to yeast?

Stops growth: Miconazole is good treatment for several yeasts and fungi. Get the generic otc which is as good as the brand but costs less. ...Read more

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What does miconazole nitrate do to my eczema?

What does miconazole nitrate do to my eczema?

Anti-fungal: The theory behind this is that it kills the fungus that might be responsible for eczema. ...Read more

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What do protein and nitrate in your urine mean?

What do protein and nitrate in your urine mean?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. Nitrate can be normally found in urine ; results from protein breakdown. System used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. Follow up with your doctor for any further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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What do protein and nitrates in urine means?

What do protein and nitrates in urine means?

Protein ; nitrates: Protein is normally not found in urine. Nitrate can be normally found in urine. It results from protein breakdown. System used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. Follow up with your doctor for any further eval/treatment. ...Read more

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What does hematuria without nitrates but white blood cells indicate?

What does hematuria without nitrates but white blood cells indicate?

Hematuria : Nitrites in the urine suggests bacterial metabolism. Leukocytes suggest inflammation. Blood can result from various causes including but not limited to trauma, inflammation, tumor, stones, papillary necrosis, or renal failure. A complete hematuria work-up would be needed to elucidate the cause. ...Read more

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Recent tests show high nitrates. What does this mean and what should I change in my boyfriends diet?

Recent tests show high nitrates.  What does this mean and what should I change in my boyfriends diet?

Unknown: Depends on the type of test. Usually it is seen injuring tests. It doesn't necessarily mean anything. If isolated could indicate dehydration. If seen without abnormalities it could indicate a bladder infection or even diabetes. ...Read more

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Urine has ph of 9.0 blood leukocyte and nitrates? What can this indicate?

Urine has ph of 9.0 blood leukocyte and nitrates? What can this indicate?

Urinalysis: These urinalysis findings are suspicious of a urinary tract infection, but for diagnosis a clean catch urine has to be sent for culture and colony count. ...Read more

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Took uti test strip, very slightly positive for LEU and negative for nitrates. What does that mean? Only symptom is frequent urination, nothing else.

Took uti test strip, very slightly positive for LEU and negative for nitrates. What does that mean? Only symptom is frequent urination, nothing else.

Probably no UTI: Frequency without urgency and burning usually isn't due to UTI, pretty much confirmed by weak leukocyte esterase and negative nitrate. Lots of things can make LE weakly positive -- most often inadequate clean-catch specimen, contamined with vaginal/labial fluid. If frequency continues, especially with urine volume well above fluid intake, see your doctor. Any diabetes risk (obesity, family?) ...Read more

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What does protein, leukocytes and nitrates in urine mean?

What does protein, leukocytes and nitrates in urine mean?

UTI: Protein, Leukocytes, and Nitrates may imply that you have a urinary tract infection. Are you having any symptoms of burning, itching, increased urinary frequency, urgency? If yes, then you should connect with us via Healthtap or see your PCP as you may need antibiotics for your condition. ...Read more

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Burns to pee. Penis hurt for around 2 days after sex. Mild epididymitis. STI tests negative. UTI test shows high leukocyte zero nitrate what could be?

Burns to pee. Penis hurt for around 2 days after sex. Mild epididymitis. STI tests negative. UTI test shows high leukocyte zero nitrate what could be?

2 days too early!: See someone at the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinic.

It may be way too early in the infection for the STI tests you took, to test positive. Have yourself retested at an STD clinic; during that visit, the details of your case may prompt the clinician to prescribe you antibiotics for at least a non-gonococcal urethritis. ...Read more

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Can you buy hot dogs that are free of nitrates?

Can you buy hot dogs that are free of nitrates?

Yes: Go to a natural foods store like whole foods or trader joe's but read the ingredients label. ...Read more

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Do nitrates in food react with cialis?

Do nitrates in food react with cialis?

No: Only prescription nitrates are contraindicated with cialis. ...Read more

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Urine nitrate positive what does this mean?

Urine nitrate positive what does this mean?

You may have an: Infection with a nitrate producing bacteria. What were the rest of the urinalysis results? ...Read more

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What does an unusual amount of nitrates in your urine mean

What does an unusual amount of nitrates in your urine mean

Tests: This test is used to measure the metabolism of nitrogen containing substances in the urine by bacteria which may be causing infection. It is generally a worthless test with numerous false positive values and some false negative values. Tests, taken by themselves, out of the context of clinical signs and symptoms, seldom are of any value and can be confusing. ...Read more

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Urine has no nitrates but has luekacytes what does that mean?

Urine has no nitrates but has luekacytes what does that mean?

Leukocytes: May be infection, specially if there are symptoms such as urinary frequency, burning sensation when urinating, sometimes assymptomatic pyuria(white blood cells in urine without symptoms of infection). ...Read more

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Dr. Says I have nitrate in my urine and what is the cause and outcome?

Dr. Says I have nitrate in my urine and what is the cause and outcome?

Nitrate: This is a result from a urine dipstick. Certain bacteria cause nitrates to appear in the urine so it may indicate a urine infection. You should ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Can't move bowls for 8-9 days at a time. What could this be? Last time I had to drink the nitrate stuff in order to go I have no urges.

Can't move bowls for 8-9 days at a time.  What could this be? Last time I had to drink the nitrate stuff in order to go I have no urges.

Constipation: 8-9 days without bm and urge, is abnormal. The intestinal muscles with nerves seem to be not functioning. There are many causes. Your doctor needs good dietary, personal, surgical, medical, psychiatric & accidental history the work up for ms, cancer, ibs, parkinson's, hypothyroidism has to be done. Please see gastroenterologist who will sort out these things. Go to er to get relief first. ...Read more

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Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates: They lower the preload on the heart as well as a bit of the after load, they also mildly dilate the heart arteries. All this adds up to help. ...Read more

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Does losartan contain nitrates?

Does losartan contain nitrates?

No: Losartan controls blood pressure by blocking the action of receptors on blood vessels that cause blood vessels to constrict(ie: narrow down). ...Read more

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Nitrate in urine, is does this mean?

Nitrate in urine, is does this mean?

Bacteria: A positive Urine Nitrite Test is indicative of bacteria in urine. Gram negative organisms like E. Coli are often picked up with this test. ...Read more

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How safe are alkyl nitrates (poppers)?

How safe are alkyl nitrates (poppers)?

Depends: If you are prescribed them for angina pectoris (cardiac chest pain) by a doctor who knows your history, and you use them correctly, they are quite safe, although they can cause headache, low blood pressure, fainting and other problems. If you are using it "recreationally," esp for sex, that is a whole other ballgame, and it is NOT safe. Heavy use can result in methemoglobinemia which can be lethal ...Read more

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Which bacteria have negative nitrates?

Which bacteria have negative nitrates?

UTI: Bacteria in urine may convert the non-ionic endogenous nitrates enzymatically to nitrites and when detected may suggest presence of uti. The most commonly detected bacteria responsible for this are gram-negative bacilli, but other organisms may also do this. Because of the large numbers of false negative and positive findings this is not a particularly effective diagnostic test. ...Read more

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High nitrate content in urine sign of what?

High nitrate content in urine sign of what?

Nitrates or nitrites: Nitrates can be normal in urine and often the result of protein metabolism. Nitrites can indicate infection. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. If you are having symptoms or other issues you may want to see doctor for more help. ...Read more