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Hi Pearl, my doctor is not very helpful and is gone for the holidays...
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No medications. yes, saw my doctor. I am having uti symptoms (urge to pee, weirdness after peeing, and some minor cramps) so i go to my doc, pee is tested negative. They send it to a lab, comes out negative. But i'm still having symptoms and i took a AZO home UTI test (twice, a week apart) and they both came out positive. So not sure what to do next. :(
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: just birth control, Ocella. Not allergic, but some medications kinda make me nauseous: Bactrim and Vicodin.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nope! Am pretty much healthy. Im a 34 year old female btw
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

do you take any other meds?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Just birth control, Ocella. And since I've had the UTI symptoms, OTC Azo
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

The home AZO tests are known for false positives so it is not 100% sure you have a UTI.

It is possible though.

The only way to be sure is to go to urgent care and get a sample run there.

In the meantime, take cranberry

Is this helpful?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
What would urgent care do differently? Another urine sample I guess? I've been taking Cranberry pills and the AZO for a week and 4 days now
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

Yes, they would.

They would be able to confirm

it is possible you went to your doctor early in the course of the infection and it didn't show up

In that case the azo showed it when it was full blown

So if you need antibiotics urgent care will be able to give it to you

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
This cost me $34?? Um, no it wasn't worth I thought it was $5
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

you can always ask for a refund

would you like me to send you to customer service for a refund?