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Posted on Mon, 3 Jul 2017 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: The Dr. tested me and said that I did not have a UTI and not take the prescription. I retested myself using UTI test strips. I showed high leukocytes and no nitrite. The Dr. prescribed nitrofur mon cap 100 mg. twice a day. With the test strip result should I begin the medication?
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 22 minutes later
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Hi and thanks for the query

Most important in this case would be a urine culture. if the urine culture identified significant bacterial infection then this would be a certain reason to take the antibiotic.

The leukocyte mean there is inflammation there. it does not always indicate a true infection is present.

I would recommend you touch base with your doctor to see if a urine culture can be done to confirm this.

I would not start taking the antibiotic until you speak to your physician.

Soncerely,

Dr Galamaga

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