Urology

Have Urology Questions? Ask a Urologist Online.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I am a 34 year old female who started with urinary tract…

Customer Question
Hi there. I am a...
Hi there. I am a 34 year old female who started with urinary tract infections about 3 years ago. It seems to be triggered by even one episode of sex, but then it wont go away for months on end. The times I have had it cultured it would not usually come back as E-coli, but streptococcus, Staphylococcus and Proteus. I never have severe infection, but rather chronic low grade and I just feel miserable. Only lately have I felt a tender bladder and abdomen, burning sensation spreading from my groin to flanks and slightly nauseated. Its only mildly uncomfortable when I urinate. Previously I just felt nauseas and had no other symptoms other than urine analysis showing a mild infection. They did once find evidence of Schistosomiasis after which I had treatment and one radiologist felt she saw calcification, a thickened wall on one side and incomplete emptying. I take every and all preventative measures. Last night when I checked my urine in a glass it was so cloudy I could not see my finger through the glass. This morning when I went to the lab my urine was very clear and pale. Yesterday our weather was very hot and I sometimes retain water. Last night through the night I went to the loo twice and even this morning as the weather is cold I have been urinating a lot.
Todays analysis resulst:
Leuk: trace
Nit: -
Uro: normal
Pro: -
PH: 5
Blo: -
SG: 1.000
Ket: -
Bili: -
Glu: -
Epith: 6-8
PUS Cells: 3-5
RBC: 1-2
Others: Transitional epithelial cells seen.
So my questions are:
1. Does how much you urinate and consumer liquids affect a test? Because I dont understand how it can burn in my flanks and groin, I feel terrible and it only indicates a mild problem
2. Does the above indicate any type of infection at all?
3. If not what could be going on with my urinary tract as it definitely coincides with me feeling awful and antibiotics do make me feel better till about 2 weeks after I finish the course. The last course was levofloxacin 250mg for 10 days. I finished it 3 weeks ago.
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Urology
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Answered in 3 hours by:
6/6/2015
Urologist: Dr. Y., Urologist replied 3 years ago
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y., Urologist
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 20,400
Experience: I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
Verified
Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I look forward to working with you.
1. No. The amount of liquid you consume will not affect the determination of an infection with a urinalysis
2. No. This does not look like a urine infection. It looks like a contaminated urine sample with the presence of the epithelial cells (skin cells). You need to give a new specimen.
3. You may be having low grade infections causing your symptoms. If you have not seen a urologist, you need to for an exam, and a test called a voiding cystourethrogram to evaluate for reflux of urine as the cause for infections.
Ask Your Own Urology Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an urologistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Y. Your Own Question
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y., Urologist
Category: Urology
Satisfied Customers: 20,400
20,400 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.

Dr. Y. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Y.

Dr. Y.

Urologist

20,400 satisfied customers

I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.

Dr. Tharun

Dr. Tharun

Urology Resident

1,424 satisfied customers

MBBS, DNB surgery and presently working as Urology resident towards the degree of Urologist.

Dr Josh

Dr Josh

Physician

312 satisfied customers

General Physician, PGCSD

Ross

Ross

Urologist

152 satisfied customers

urologist

Dr. Nina Lim

Dr. Nina Lim

Board Certified Urologist

11 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. B

Dr. B

Urologist

62 satisfied customers

Trained in Adult and Pediatric Urology, Fellowship trained in Urologic Oncology.

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

< Previous | Next >

Related Urology Questions
I've been feeling discomfort when peeing but thought it
Hello doctor I've been feeling discomfort when peeing but thought it would go way then started feeling more urgency so started drinking water more. Coincidence or not it started when me and my boyfrie… read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Physician
B.A.M.S.
312 satisfied customers
62 yr old female blood work question concerning results.
62 yr old female blood work question concerning results. color yellow/ appearance clear/ glucose normal/ bilirubin neg/ ketones neg/ spec gravity 1.010/ blood 25 high neg/ ph 6.0/ protein neg/ urobili… read more
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y.
Urologist
Doctoral Degree
20,400 satisfied customers
I had a bladder infection a week ago and was told to bring
I had a bladder infection a week ago and was told to bring my urine in when I'm done with the antibiotics (macrobid) was their choice. They told me today it was ok - had "LEU small" which was a concer… read more
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y.
Urologist
Doctoral Degree
20,400 satisfied customers
My test results were for urine, what is your analysis *GLU
My test results were for urine, what is your analysis *GLU 250 Mg/dL* Bill Negetive *KET Trace* SG 1.025 *BLO 100 mg/dL* URO 0.2 E.U. /dL… read more
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y.
Urologist
Doctoral Degree
20,400 satisfied customers
I had symptoms of a UTI. I checked my urine with an OTC test
I had symptoms of a UTI. I checked my urine with an OTC test strip and it tested positive for WBC. Doc rx'ed Bactrim for 3 days. After that course of therapy I still tested positive for WBC. Doc rx'ed… read more
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y.
Urologist
Doctoral Degree
20,400 satisfied customers
My girlfriend is feeling pain in her bladder. Syptoms
My girlfriend is feeling pain in her bladder. Syptoms include the need to urinate regularly, a bit of blood and pain. We have been having regular sex for 9 months and this is the first time she has ex… read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
It hurt in the tip of penis with I ejaculate and urinate. My
It hurt in the tip of penis with I ejaculate and urinate . My urologist said it is Prostitis and but me on a course of anti biotics which have helped some but the feeling is still there and im on seco… read more
Dr. R
Dr. R
Associate Professor of Urology
Doctoral Degree
3,553 satisfied customers
I have sharp pains in my back more on the right side and
i have sharp pains in my back more on the right side and slightly foamy urine, sharp pain when the urine is almost drained out is this a uti or kidney problem… read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
I had a urinalysis test that showed: Leuk EST 2+ Bacteria 3+
I had a urinalysis test that showed: Leuk EST 2+ Bacteria 3+ Bacteria 3+ Should I be concerned about these results?… read more
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y.
Urologist
Doctoral Degree
20,400 satisfied customers
SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR, I HAVE ABDOMINAL PAIN, SO I DID A UA
SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR, I HAVE ABDOMINAL PAIN, SO I DID A UA - DIPSTICK ON MYSELF SINCE I WORK IN A LAB. THE RESULTS WERE ABNORMAL… read more
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y.
Urologist
Doctoral Degree
20,400 satisfied customers
My doctor found selminela in my urine and its been 2months
my doctor found selminela in my urine and its been 2months and im on my 5th antibiotic and everytime i finish the med. it comes back!! the doctor says that its rare to have it in your urine! how could… read more
Dr. Y.
Dr. Y.
Urologist
Doctoral Degree
20,400 satisfied customers
I am a male 57 years old, non smoker, good shape. 200lbs
I am a male 57 years old, non smoker, good shape. 200lbs 6'2". I have had kidney stones in the past and have had no problems for a few years. Friday at a dinner after a glass of beer I had severe kidn… read more
Dr. R
Dr. R
Associate Professor of Urology
Doctoral Degree
3,553 satisfied customers
Burning during urination and ejaculation. Pressure and
Burning during urination and ejaculation. Pressure and slight pain in lower abdomen during urination. Random pinch type feelings at the head of the penis in the urinary tract, not during urination. Sy… read more
Dr. SH
Dr. SH
Board Certified Physician
Doctoral Degree
3,325 satisfied customers
Two nights ago, I experienced a painful sensation at the end
Hello! Two nights ago, I experienced a painful sensation at the end of urinating. It felt like a strong pressure at my urethra. I almost expected to see that I had passed something. I continued to hav… read more
Dr  Jones
Dr Jones
Medical consultant
Post-Doctoral Degree
3,829 satisfied customers
My 8 year old son urinates maybe 8 times a day, some days
My 8 year old son urinates maybe 8 times a day, some days more, he drinks 3 to 4 full glasses of liquid a day. His urine is clear in color. He does not seem to be losing weight and does not over eat. … read more
Dr. Monica
Dr. Monica
Family Physician
M.D.
808 satisfied customers
I am nearly finished with a course of antibiotics for what I
Hello-I am nearly finished with a course of antibiotics for what I thought was a bacterial bladder infection which Ive had for approximately 2 weeks. I got the results of the urine sample today and wa… read more
Dr Patel
Dr Patel
Doctoral Degree
864 satisfied customers
I have bilateral flank pain which is dull but stabbing with
I have bilateral flank pain which is dull but stabbing with bending or rising for bed or any other position along with cramping pains in my lower pelvis especially upon waking with a full bladder with… read more
Urologist,M.D.
Urologist,M.D.
Doctoral Degree
3,857 satisfied customers
I just had an apt with my urologist.. He reviewed my cat
I just had an apt with my urologist.. He reviewed my cat scan results. Apparently, the stones I have 2 on my left and 3 on my right are all in my kidneys. The urologist states I should not be having a… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
34,314 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x