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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 ?
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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 ?

He is wrong
you are correct
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