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What Is The Significance Of Positive Nitrites In Pyelonephritis
Could be either: Infection in the urinary tract often begins with a bladder infection; this may extend further "upstream" to involve the kidneys (but the kidneys could also be a primary source of infection). Either way, nitrates on the dipstick urinalysis usually is how's up as a "byproduct" of bacteria commonly infecting the urinary tract. A kidney infection is usually more symptomatic and more serious. ...Read more
Comprised of nitrogen & 2 oxygen molecules. Sodium nitrite is used in meat industry to prevent bacterial growth & to maintain the meat's red color (≥ 22mg/kg body weight is toxic); cooking at high heat allows nitrites to combine with Amino Acids to form nitros-amines (carcinogens). It can be converted by many pathways to nitric oxide, a potent vaso-dilator.Amyl nitrite can be ...Read more
UTI symptoms but negative for nitrites. Positive for WBCs. Bad back pain and nausea. Cipro and bactrim didn't work. What do I have? What do I do?
Talk to your doctor: The presence of nitrites just means there are bacteria in your urine that make that metabolite; it needs to be interpreted in the setting of symptoms and white blood cells in the urine, and if all are appropriate, needs antibiotics. All roads lead to discussion with the doctor. ...Read more
See below: If you do not have symptoms of uti, don't worry. ...Read more
Maybe: Leukocytes (white blood cells) are found in urine when there is any source of irritation (uti, stones, tumors...). Nitrites in urine are generally due to bacteria that make nitrites, but not all bacteria do so. The only way to be sure you have a UTI (and know how best to treat it) is to have the urine cultured, which means it is grown in a lab for 48-72hrs, then tested with several antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you do a home UTI test and the results are positive for leukocytes and negative for nitrite what does that mean?
It's a maybe: White blood cells (leukocytes) can be present without nitrites with an infection, or maybe there are white blood cells present for another reason. This is a time when you should see a doctor so they can look at the urine in a microscope and possibly culture the urine to see if there really is an infection. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe UTI, maybe not: These indicators suggest a possibility of a urinary tract infection, especially if you have burning on urination, frequency and urgency etc...Moderate bilirubin/trace protein can be from concentrated urine. If you have sudden/rapid onset of severe pain, it could be a kidney stone. Why was this done anyway? If you are concerned or having symptoms, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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