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No, it can't cause a UTI. H Pylori is a bacteria that is designed to live in highly acidic environments like the stomach.
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Yes, I have test strips and they showed positive for the leukocytes. I have had a lot of stomach issues lately and am going to have an upper gi and biopsy for H Pylori. I just wanted to see if there was a correlation between the two.
I am a bit puzzled with the bladder infection because I've never had one that wasn't related to intercourse. I have been a very healthy 30 year old, but have had these 2 ailments recently. Can you think of possible causes for the bladder infection?
Thanks for the information, it's starting to make more sense to me. Finding leukocytes on a test strip is very common, and does not necessarily mean that you have a bladder infection. It may suggest an infection, but the only way to diagnose a urine infection is with a true culture. Often leukocytes can show up on the test strips even when there is no infection at all.
If you do not have any bladder symptoms at this time, I would not be worried about the test strips. If you do still have the bladder pain, you should ask your doctor to send a culture. Sometimes people can get a bladder infection even when they have never had one before. There is often no good explanation for it. As far as the H Pylori is concerned, there is no known connection between the two. I doubt there is any relationship at all.