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Forum Name: Urinary tract infections
Question: UTI tests?
|dpk777 - Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:54 pm|
I went to the doctor because I had a recently developed a frequent urge to urinate. At this point I had not idea was UTI was.
She took a sample of my urine and dipped a strip with a bunch of different colored dots on it into the urine and said I was fine after looking at the results.
After coming home and searching around I learned about UTI, and I'm just wondering if that test would detect UTI because the doctor never mentioned it - she only mentioned the possibility of diabetes so I don't know if that test is just for diabetes or also for other urinary conditions.
If it's not UTI then could it be something else? I'm 25, male, no medical conditions.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:00 pm|
Urinary frequency can be a sign of diabetes and she may have felt it was more likely for a male since UTIs are quite rare in men. But, there's no way I could say whether or not she did anything more with the urine sample. I would call the office and ask her about this or ask for the results and her impression of your problem as well as what you should do next.
|dpk777 - Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:01 pm|
thx for the reply!
Since UTI's are rare in men, I don't think she tested for UTI. She only said that I don't have diabetes. So I guess I'll have to call and ask.
I read that UTI's are most often caused by E.coli, right?
I noticed that my my frequent urge to urinate began after a long road trip of using a lot of dirty public bathrooms. Is it possible, or how rare is it, that a male could get a UTI through bathrooms?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:44 am|
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