A urinalysis is a non-invasive urine test procedure. It can detect the composition of urine and also helps in detecting some medical conditions like diabetes, urinary tract infections, and kidney-related diseases.

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I have a urinary tract infection with a burning urination. My urinalysis reveals nitrates and very small amounts of blood. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a urinary tract infection. The main symptoms is a burning sensation. When I urinate. I have tried two antibiotics Nitrofurantoin and Ciprofloxacin. I completed three days of Nitrofurantoin, but I also experienced a severe headache, and vomiting. I currently have one d...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, I suggest you to get done ultrasound examination of kidney, ureter, and bladder to rule out stone and also try to get done urine culture and sensitivity report. Culture report may isolate the causative organism and sensitivity report will guid...  Read Full »

My urinalysis results show high epithelial cells in urine. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female, and I am concerned about my urinalysis results. I read that high epithelial cells in urine are indicative of bladder cancer. Suppose my results show very high squamous epithelial cells. Is it the same thing or different? Is it differentiated when testin...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. High squamous epithelial cells indicate chronic irritation to the urinary tract, which can be due to stone foreign body or schistosomiasis infection. Metaplasia from transitional epithelium to squamous epithelium ...  Read Full »

I have noticed tiny squiggles and long hair in my urine for six months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am hoping to get some advice on something strange in my urine. I have noticed tiny squiggles and long hair in my urine for six months. It ranges from 10 mm to 40 mm with a head-like follicle. I have attached a picture of the squiggle. I have been ill for 15 months with various sympto...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Severe neutropenia can cause immune suppression and acute infections. Hair in the urine is rare, and it is mainly associated with masses that can grow in the urinary system. Therefore, an ultrasound of the kidneys, ureter, and bladder will be required for diagnosis. ...  Read Full »

I underwent a urinalysis as I had recurrent UTIs in the past seven months. What does my test report suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, I had UTI four to five times in the last seven months. I underwent a urinalysis because a UTI was suspected. My test report shows the following: Clear specific gravity - 1.023, Reference Range: 1.001-1.035. pH - 5.5, Reference Range: 5.0-8.0. Glucose negative. Negative bilirubin. Nega...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. The urine report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) is great. UTI (urinary tract infection) and recurrent UTI are different. Recurrent UTI will need further investigations like ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) and post-void bladde...  Read Full »

My 95-year-old mother's urinalysis report is negative for WBCs, nitrites, and RBCs, but her urine culture report is positive. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I take care of my 95-year-old mother. Can one have a complete negative urinalysis for WBCs, nitrites, and RBCs but still have a positive urine culture? If a doctor does not request urine microscopy and you do not take it midstream or a senior citizen cannot do it easily, will it not creat...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query. Yes, there are chances to have a positive urine culture despite normal WBC (white blood cell) levels, urine routine, and microscopy reports, which are, at best, screening tools. However, it may also be the opposite, that is, leukocytes and pus ...  Read Full »

Why did POC urine test show blood in urine?

Query: Hi doctor, During presurgery, I have done a blood test and urine test. Everything was normal except POC urine test revealed blood in urine.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have done some investigations recently and your POC (point of care) urine test shows blood in the urine. The condition presenting with blood in urine is known as hematuria and it results from various underl...  Read Full »

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