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Occult blood traces in urine, Esterase level 3+. Bladder or kidney infection? Treatment?

Good morning. I just got the results from some blood work and a urinalysis . My urine has WBC Esterase 3+, Occult blood Trace and WBC 11-30. i did some research and it looks like i have a bladder or kidney infection . Can you tell by these results if it is a kidney infection or a bladder infection? Are there any alternative ways to treat one, rather than antibiotics? Thanks!
Asked On : Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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Welcome to HCM.
With these results, it is only to possible to say that the infection is in the urinary tract. It is not possible to localize to the kidney or the bladder.
The difference is made out by clinical examination where kidney infectionn causes fever and painful and tender loins or CT SCAN.

Antibiotics are the only ways to treat infection.

Take care
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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