I am on meds for uti, traces of protein, ketones, blood, leukocytes and bacteria, no nitrites. Wbc of 13. I thought UTI have nitrites. History of urt's?
Test Reliability. While every test can have falsely negative results, there can well be infection that may never show nitrites. Staph and enterococcus, common UTI pathogens, do not show up positive. The test is positive when available nitrates are converted to nitrites, which the test detects. Gram negative bacteria, such as e. Coli, klebsiella, proteus and enterobacter, are common UTI bugs that do convert it.
I have often UTI, I just finished 5 d of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim), the UA shown nitrite positive, blood mod, protein 30+ and leukocyte was small. What 's to do next?
Recurrent UTI... If urinalysis was after Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) you have resistant bacteria, need different antibiotic. Several possible causes of recurrent UTI, including persistent uncured infection; altered bladder function; and kidney or bladder stone. Sex sometimes triggers UTI. Usually recurrences can be prevented once the cause is known. Discuss with your doctor, or ask for referral to infectious diseases specialist. Read more...