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what does protein and nitrites in the urine mean?

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what does protein and nitrites in the urine mean?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 4 years ago.
Hi there,

Thanks for your question. If I don't respond immediately, it is because I am either in the OR or traveling. I will get back to you ASAP.

The presence of nitrites in the urine indicates you most likely have a urinary tract infection. Anytime there is infection, you may have protein in the urine due to leakage of protein out of the kidney from the infection. You need to see your doctor for a urine culture and you should be started on antibiotics such as Cipro to treat this. Hope this helps and let me know if you have questions.
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