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If you keytones are up and nitrites in urine what does that

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If you keytones are up and nitrites in urine what does that mean? Uti? If so can you take amoxicillin
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 months ago.

Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

Please write your question in detail.

What are your symptoms?
Since when are you having this issue?
Do you have any past illness?

Did you have urine test only?

Did you have any other test?
Did you consult doctor or take any measure?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Please just answer. I had a yeast infection as well but is clearing up
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 months ago.

Thank you.
Ketone in urine does not mean infection but nitrite can be from infection.
A culture should be taken to confirm the infection & its sensitivity to antibiotics.
Then specific antibiotic can be started.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Regards.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
But nothing serious
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 months ago.

It would depend on your symptoms, presence of WBC, RBC etc.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I feel fine though and no other symptoms just the yeast infection
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 months ago.

Did you have the test in doctor's office?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No just a home test and a urine test
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 months ago.

Though the symptoms are mild or few, I would advise to take an urinalysis from doctor.

Please try to take plenty of fluid.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What does keytones mean if not infection
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 months ago.

Are you diabetic?

Did you fast before taking the test?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No and I hadn't eaten anything yet
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 months ago.

Ketone can be found in urine during fasting, high protein diet, excess exercise, vomiting, exposure to cold etc..

A small amount may not be significant.

The presence of moderate or significant amount of ketone in the urine can be a sign of diabetes or low insulin level or ketoacidosis.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
back to the other would amoxicillin help
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 months ago.

It is difficult to say without culture.
Though amoxicillin is used in UTI but have high resistance level..

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Could the nitrite be from the yeast infection
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 months ago.

Presence of nitrite usually indicates presence of bacteria like Esch coli, proteus not yeast.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
more like a bacterial infection? So I could have had yeast and bacterial
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 months ago.

It is possible to have both.
There can be false positive results in some cases.
So, it would be better to have a test in lab.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Sorry there was an issue with my internet and your site. I rechecked everything this morning and everything is Meg and good but there was a trace of nitrite in my urine. That's it! What does that mean
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 months ago.

Trace nitrate is usually not significant.