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I received a call this week from my dr telling me I have a uti. I had a routine screening for a few things things last week. She prescribed Macrobid. I have NO symptoms of a uti. When I looked at the culture report it stated 50,000 - 100,000 colonies forming for Lactobacillus species. After doing some internet research I am confused why she immediately prescribed antibiotics. I bought an over the counter test and it showed trace leukocytes and no nitrite. It is very unusual to have a real infection from this type of bacteria. Any thoughts
It is not unusual to have a UTI with lactobacillus species. The OTC test kits are not very reliable while nitrites may not be positive with lactoibacillus sp. I would suggest following your doctor’s advise for the time being to be on the safer side, just in case this happens to be an infection.
Hope this is helpful.
I frequently use urine test strips to test my urine when I feel unwell that may be waterwork problem. Have had kidney stone surgically removed in the past.
Nitrite on the stick will mean that it is a bladder problem - usually Cystitis.
Positive leucocyte reading on the stick with or without signs of protein, usually means that there is a bacterial infection. If the doctor said you have a uti (urinary tract infection) this is anywhere from the kidneys down.
Did you not get a explanation leaflet when you bought the urine test strips?
I get mine from Amazon - the 10LG Parameter Urine Reagent Strips.
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