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Will the doctor do tests after my baby has a uti?

Will the doctor do tests after my baby has a uti?

Yes: Depending on the age of your child your doctor may do a renal ultrasound to identify any anatomical problems that could have predisposed to the uti. Your doctor may also obtain a vcug, a test that checks for the presence of urinary reflux, the back-flow of urine from the bladder to the kidneys, which can also predispose to urinary tract infections. Other tests may follow depending on those results. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Are over-the-counter UTI test strips as accurate as the one done in the doctors office?

Are over-the-counter UTI  test strips as accurate as the one done in the doctors office?

Yes and no: Otc strips show products that are present with red cells, white cells and bacteria. They don't actually show infection or blood. To do this they need to do a cell count and culture and that has to be sent out. The otc strips are similar and when they are positive they are suggestive of uti. Be careful, blood in urine alone can be stone or bladder cancer. Get it checked. ...Read more

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I took an at home Azo test because I'm having UTI symptoms. It is positive. Went to the doctor and he did and test and said negative. What do I do?

I took an at home Azo test because I'm having UTI symptoms. It is positive. Went to the doctor and he did and test and said negative. What do I do?

Here are some ...: AZO test result may differ from different specimen because the urine freshness, its duration inside bladder (> 4 hrs), possible use of vitamin C, adequacy of urine collection to avoid contamination, etc. So, one has to realize the presence of factors affecting this test leading to false (-). Besides, urine culture from properly collected fresh urine is the "ultimate" test for confirmation, ... ...Read more

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I had a random drug test because I am in a pain contract. A few days before, I had a UTI and had been using AZO tabs. The doctor will not refill my?

Here are some...: If urine test is the must step before refilling pain med for your essential long-term pain control, you have be off AZO for 3-5 days so not to taint testing since AZO is not antibiotics. On the other hand, for someone with high trustworthiness, a doctor may refill pain med after properly documenting no clinical abuse of pain medication, which has become socially epidemic among many pain med users. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 18 I had some symptoms of a UTI I went to the doctor and he sent me to do a blood and urine test what exactly is he looking for ?

What to do if I am 18 I had some symptoms of a UTI I went to the doctor and he sent me to do a blood and urine test what exactly is he looking for ?

Infection: He's looking for any evidence of infection- whether in your urine or in your blood. This way, he will be able to tailor a treatment to your specifications. This may be seen as white blood cells in your urine, bacteria grown out of your urine, leukocyte esterase or nitrites in your urine, or an elevated white blood count in your blood. ...Read more

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What causes urinary retention in woman & how does a doctor diagnose and treat it? Uti test negative. Releases every 10-12 hrs only

What causes urinary retention in woman & how does a doctor diagnose and treat it? Uti test negative. Releases every 10-12 hrs only

Many possibilities: There many possibilities for incomplete voiding in a female. Urethral stenosis (narrowing of the urethra) is a common one. See a urologist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Would azo cause a negative UTI result? Took a UTI test Wednesday at the doctor. High nitrate levels. Negative lab culture came back today.

Would azo cause a negative UTI result? Took a UTI test Wednesday at the doctor. High nitrate levels. Negative lab culture came back today.

Prostatitis: Assuming that you are a 22 y/o male, the most common cause of lower urinary symptoms is prostatitis. urine cultures are often negative with prostatitis. It is a clinical diagnosis which requires examination and careful history taking. Check with a urologist for examination and diagnosis if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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UTI test strips at home. Leukocytes - positive & Nitrite - negative . What does that mean? No pain and burning. Leuk. was 3+ at doc's office in Feb.

UTI test strips at home. Leukocytes - positive & Nitrite - negative . What does that mean? No pain and burning. Leuk. was 3+ at doc's office in Feb.

Cystitis: Leukocytes are our body's defense mechanism of fighting bacteria or virus. There is a reaction occurring in the bladder for some reason (and sometimes without symptoms). If your UA shows high specific gravity (>1.025), then you may need to increase fluids in your diet. Then, periodically recheck with UA test strips. If persistent leukocytes, you may need to undergo a cystoscopy. ...Read more

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If my uti urine test came out negative. Is it possible to test positive for a uti culture test? Also can doctors see stds or stis in this culture test

If my uti urine test came out negative. Is it possible to test positive for a uti culture test? Also can doctors see stds or stis in this culture test

Here are some...: Urinalysis (under microscope) of properly collected fresh urine should give an fair accurate indication for bacterial UTI or not, but ultimate confirmation is urine culture with properly collected urine. And either one should correlate with clinical picture and suspicion. But, testing for STD/STI like chlamydia & gono should be done with the first (dirty) part of urine, differing from testing UTI. ...Read more

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I have uti.Now my routine urine test shows normal, but milky white secretion very often remains.My doctor tolds me its prostate secretiion.Is it right?

I have uti.Now my routine urine test shows normal, but milky white secretion very often remains.My doctor tolds me its prostate secretiion.Is it right?

Possibly correct: However you might have benign whitish sediment in your urine or sloughed dead cells from lining of urinary tract as result of treated uti. Your UTI will have resolved if urine culture is negative. Good luck with all your other medical problems. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more