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I'm scheduled for gastric sleeve in 6 days. My pre-op apt

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I'm scheduled for gastric sleeve in 6 days. My pre-op apt came up with a 14 for WBC and a 1+ for Leukocyte esterase. I want to know if they will cancel my surgery. Culture is out now and not back yet.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: yes, glipizide, metformin and lisinprol (sp)
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: am struggling to control diabetes. 3 months ago I had proteinuria - low amount - first time ever. no protein in my urine this time
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 months ago.

Hello and welcome. You obviously have a urinary tract infection but if you're started on antibiotics now there'd be no reason to cancel the surgery

Please let me know if you need any more information

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