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i had a bad UTI about 6 weeks ago and have slight UTI symptoms,

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i had a bad UTI about 6 weeks ago and have slight UTI symptoms, I just did a urine test and it showed positive for blood (v slight) protein ( v slight) and high levels of leukocytes but negative for nitrates, I have just been to my gp and he said not to worry - should i worry ? I am panicking that I might have bladder cancer ? what should I do ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for this question
This to me indicates that your UTI is back or it wasn't fully treated
A culture should be done to make sure the infection is treated this time.
If you are getting recurrent urinary infections you need to see a urologist.
I doubt this is cancer or anything serious though
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My doctor said that because the test was negative for nitrates it was not an infection ? but I think he might be wrong ?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
He is wrong
you are correct
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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