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I was diagnosed with a bladder infection but have no symptoms. Could I have been misdiagnosed?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, there is always the possibility of a misdiagnosis, but pregnant women have a higher probability of something called asymptomatic bacteruria.
That is when bacteria is found in the urine without any burning, frequency, or urgency. Treatment is very important to reduce any ill effects to the baby.

In brief: Yes

Yes, there is always the possibility of a misdiagnosis, but pregnant women have a higher probability of something called asymptomatic bacteruria.
That is when bacteria is found in the urine without any burning, frequency, or urgency. Treatment is very important to reduce any ill effects to the baby.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
If not pregnant, no treatment indicated.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: See below

Did u give a urine for analysis.
If there was microscopic amount of red cells and white cells in the urine, generally some doctors assume you have an infection. Without symptoms it is hard to make this diagnosis unless you are immunocompromised there are other causes of red and white cells in theu rine which may require a look inside the bladder.

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Did u give a urine for analysis.
If there was microscopic amount of red cells and white cells in the urine, generally some doctors assume you have an infection. Without symptoms it is hard to make this diagnosis unless you are immunocompromised there are other causes of red and white cells in theu rine which may require a look inside the bladder.
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Dr. Jesse Chuang
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Depends

If you had a urine culture that grew out a bacteria, you have an infection.
Not all infections cause symptoms though. However, many physicians usually check a urinalysis since it is quick and does not require a few days for culture to come back. If the urine is dirty and shows bacteria, we usually presume a possible infection. However, a dirty urine doesn't always grow out on culture.

In brief: Depends

If you had a urine culture that grew out a bacteria, you have an infection.
Not all infections cause symptoms though. However, many physicians usually check a urinalysis since it is quick and does not require a few days for culture to come back. If the urine is dirty and shows bacteria, we usually presume a possible infection. However, a dirty urine doesn't always grow out on culture.
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