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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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Can Urinary Tract Infection exist without burning during urination and with normal urine color? What tests are be used to determine UTI?

Can Urinary Tract Infection exist without burning during urination and with normal urine color? What tests are be used to determine UTI?

Yes: Go to drug store and buy an OTC urine dipstick test kit. Dip urine. The specially treated stick will turn a particular color for positive UTI. Read the directions carefully. If the result is positive contact Doctor for prescription. ...Read more

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If a urine test that is called uwbc is in the 6-10 range is that indicative of a urinary tract infection?

If a urine test that is called uwbc is in the 6-10 range is that indicative of a urinary tract infection?

Urinalysis: Generally, we accept no more than 2 white cells in the macroscopic exam. More cells than that are abnormal and often reflect a urinary tract infection. I would definitely repeat the test (it is inexpensive) to make sure it was a "clean" catch, but if it is still abnormal, your provider will want to send a sample for culture to determine the proper antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What does occasional cloudy urine mean? Itchiness that comes with it. Could i possibly have a minor urinary tract infection?

What does occasional cloudy urine mean? Itchiness that comes with it. Could i possibly have a minor urinary tract infection?

Possibly: Urinary tract infections don't tend to be "occasional." they tend to have a start and an end. You should definitely have a urine test to see what is there especially at the time of symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a UTI (urinary tract infection) to show positive on a urine culture?

How long does it take for a UTI (urinary tract infection) to show positive on a urine culture?

It may not!: A urinary tract infection is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated with uti's will test positive within 24hr. Cultures help in choosing the most appropriate antibiotic.However, keep in mind some microbes cannot be cultured, or aren't routinely cultured (e.g. Ureaplasma, chlamydia) - but can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Wbc in urine 92/ul then 18/ul after 1 day. Will creatinine of 159 umol/l normalize after urinary tract infection has been treated?

Should: In some adults, recurrent utis may cause scarring in the kidneys, which over time can lead to renal hypertension and eventual kidney failure. Recurrent urinary tract infections, even in the kidney, almost never lead to progressive kidney damage in otherwise healthy women. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), ...Read more