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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Abnormal urine: Under normal conditions, urine contains no nitrates (n). N may be a sign of a uti. You should see a physician have a urine sent off of a culture and, if there are bacteria take a course of antibiotics. Repeat the urine analysis and if you still have protein, you should see a nephrologist for a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein as well as getting some blood work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does having high levels of nitrates in your urine mean? I have a strong smoked ham smell to my urine but gp doesn't know if its an infection
Urine Issue: High levels of nitrites in your urine can be a sign that you have bacteria in your urine.The fact that you have a strange odor to your urine may indicate infection.Your urine can be sent for a bacterial culture to identify a particular bacteria causing the infection.There are other far less common reasons to have nitrites(the bacterial by-product of nitrate breakdown) but UTI is by far most common ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you have high levels of nitrates in urine test but show no white blood cells in the urine test what does this 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
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
I tested my urine and I have a very high level of nitrates in my urine but negative for protien. I am experiencing lower left sided pain in my back.?
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