I am 35 weeks pregnant. I am having UTI symptoms such as frequent urination, lower back pain, & foul odor smelling urine. But doctor says I don't have a uti. What could it be?
?Nitrite negative. Possibly dr. Performed a "dipstick" test on your urine. Nitrite reagent on strip changes color for most, but by no means all, bacteria. Symptoms strongly suggest a uti. Urine culture is much more relaible, also urine microscopy & gram stain of urinary sediment. Your dr. Could safely put you on an antibiotic once urine sample has been provided, even before result of culture is returned. Good luck.
I went to the doctor for a uti. They said there was no bacteria. Now I have lower back pain and still have UTI symptoms and I don't feel right.
Consider different. Consider going to different clinic or getting a second opinion. If doctor evaluated you using urinalysis, solely, then it's possible he/she missed the diagnosis. If he/she performed a urine culture and it returned negative, then diagnosis is true and pain may be due to something else. Cultures take a few days, if that helps. Signs uti: increased frequency and pain with urination. Good luck! Read more...