Can men have biofilm bladder infections that don't show up on traditional uti tests?

Yes, ... The bacteria-protecting biofilm formation is demonstrated in tissue electromicroscopic examination, not with traditional urinalysis, and postulated to be key difficulty in eradicating bacteria hiding inside biofilm. Some research to eradicate germs inside biofilm has been under its way, but still far from practical use. Again, modify something modifiable without our current control now....

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Hello all. I was trying to get medically cleared to deploy when I discovered I have wbc's in my urine. There was no uti, no bladder infection, cystoscopy was completed nothing, cultures did not show anything....Doctor said next step was to check the kidn

Sorry this happened. Surprised this prevented you from deploying. Assuming no significant proteinuria; if so the cause is very probably the difficulty most women have in getting a clean-catch urine without any vaginal secretions. When your pyelogram or whatever comes back normal, i hope they let you deploy, or perhaps you will be able to produce another urine sample free of wbc's. Read more...
See previous reply. You have been fully evaluated, so i don't think you need any further work up than a urinalysis with microscopy in 3 months. You should be ok to deploy. Read more...
WBC. Was this done on base at a Medical detachment? Most likely just called sterile Pyuria.
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