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The urine the doctor sent off came back as no infection So

The urine the doctor sent...
The urine the doctor sent off came back as no infectionSo why when she did a urine test there blood and white cells that showed up?This has got me worried
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Muneeb Ali
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That could be an indication of renal stones. Also a urine culture can be negative even when you have an infection. Many a time a culture may not pick up on the infection, in those situations when we have a suspicion of an infection we still treat with antibiotics.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
How would they know if I have renal stones ?This has me worried

That would need a Ct scan, however as is the case with 99% renal stones they would be passed out on their own.

Yes still nothing to worry about at the moment. Are your symptoms improving?

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Then things seem to be improving, the gas is reducing, the discomfort is improving. I think things are getting better and it has been just 2 days since the antibiotics were started.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
don't seem to be as much gas as there once was .I still have slight dull achey pain on my left side.
And I have been having bowel movement about 3/4 times a day but are solid .I do feel the need to pee moreAnd I have slight dull pain in lower back
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I keep getting urine infections , in the last month I have had about 4/5And every time I finish the antibiotics with in a week it comes back .But that when they send my urine off it comes back nothing is wrong .The doctors has sent me to have a ultrasound because of this on the 25th September
And day before I go on holiday
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What could it beI'm so scared and worried
I have been crying
It can be a bladder infection or you could have a fungal infection, in situations where you are having repeated episodes and it is not responding to medications and the cultures are normal. Then you should be investigated for fungal infections and you should be started in a prolonged course if antibiotics. An ultrasound is a good option as would be a CT scan of the abdomen. I think this is not anything like cancer which is what you are worried about just a difficult to treat infection.
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Also when I go pee it is bubble
Scared I could have kidney disease

An infection can cause loss of proteins which in turn can cause the bubbling in the urine. Bubbling by itself does not indicate that it is kidney disease, if the urine analysis showed markedly increased proteins in the urine then it would be considered but low levels of proteins can occur in infections as well.

You dont need to be scared, i have managed hundreds if not thousands of patients with symptoms like yourself, in 99% of the cases all of these symptoms usually indicate a benign cause and NOT serious kidney diseases or any other problem. It is only rarely that these symptoms indicate something serious.

Try to relax and let the medications start working.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Do you think I could have Interstitial Cystitis ?

I would consider intersititial cystitis IF there is persistent pain in the lower abdomen, with presence of WBCs in the urine repeatedly without any positive cultures AND the symptoms would not improve even with antibiotics. This means that they would NOT disappear and then reappear, instead they would be persistent. In your case the symptoms improve with antibiotics and then reappear indicating an infection.

Sorry for the late response but i was offline.

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