1:56 pm - 07/20/2017

Positive for WBC but negative for Nitrates please help! UTI or a STI

Approx two months ago I was diagnosed with Trich and M. Hominis. I was put on antibiotics and some of the symptoms persisted so I went back to the gyno and she gave me another dose of medicine to take all at once and the symptoms went away. Since then, I've been checking my PH levels and they are always normal. I used the monistat test that checks for yeast, BV, and Trich. The test always yield normal. Well, for about a week I developed this dull ache in my lower abdomen and when researching the symptom was similar to a uti. I had a uti I before and would always get an ache in my lower back not in my lower abdomen which made me think that maybe trich is back, but each time I checked my ph it was normal. I then decided to do a home uti I test and it shown that I had a WBC in urine and no nitrates. From research, Nitrates is a bacterial infection. I have tested negative for chlamydia and Gonnerrhea. Being that I have a WBC in urine meaning an infection in the body or urinary tract could this be a sign of Trich again? When I got the 2nd round of medicine to treat this the Dr did another swab to check if the first round of medicine worked and she told me that it did because they see no signs of Trich no more.

I took AZO cranberry tablets with water and the symptoms are now gone so this morning I decided do another strip and it is faint purple
. What could this be?
archangelbeth 23rd-Jul-2017 03:40 am (UTC)
If you're still symptom-free, then it might've just been a fluke? But if you keep getting a WBC from your urine, I'd go talk to the doctor about that. There are other reasons that you might have white blood cells in the urine and it's worth ruling them out.

Good luck!
rabbitfacts 18th-Aug-2017 12:32 pm (UTC)
Hey, did you ever figure this issue out? I'm having similar symptoms atm and idk whether I should be worried I have trich or something, even tho I haven't had sexual contact in a while. I suffer from recurring UTIs but the lack of nitrates in my sample makes me wonder if there's something else going on.

Hopefully you managed to sort this issue out! As far as I know, WBC usually mean inflammation, which can happen if your body is fighting off an infection or inflammatory condition. I have IC which generally means WBC can show up very often. Did you get a urine sample sent off recently to see whether you have a UTI?
teachercurious 18th-Aug-2017 12:39 pm (UTC)
Hey, unfortunately I am still trying to figure out what's going on. I went to the gyno yesterday and he checked my cervix and noticed it was inflamed with a little discharge. He also did a culture on my urine. I am not sure yet of what or can be but I will know on Monday.
rabbitfacts 18th-Aug-2017 12:42 pm (UTC)
Ah, thank you for your reply! Hopefully you'll get some answers and you'll be able to resolve the problem quickly *hugs* It's good that you had a culture done, maybe this will get to the bottom of things a bit more. Feel better soon!
teachercurious 18th-Aug-2017 12:42 pm (UTC)
My urine during the dipstick was clear of everything
rabbitfacts 18th-Aug-2017 12:45 pm (UTC)
Huh, that's strange! Did he take any swabs when you had the pelvic exam? I guess that'll tell you if it's vaginal related or not.

I did a recent dipstick and it came out purple for leukocytes and with a moderate amount of blood but no nitrates. Very frustrating to not know what's going on!
teachercurious 18th-Aug-2017 12:49 pm (UTC)
Yes he did a swab because my cervix looked inflamed with a little discharge. I am very nervous. I did have Trich but it cured with medication. I was negative for chlamydia and Gonnerrhea. Those are the common causes. It does not sound vagina related because I have pain in my lower back. It feels like a uti. Whenever I eat and have to poop or my lower belly or back hurts
rabbitfacts 18th-Aug-2017 01:44 pm (UTC)
I hope you get some results back soon! I also have the back/lower abdo pain and it sucks. If you're negative for trich now maybe it is just a UTI or something, but hopefully you'll be able to get some peace of mind soon. I think some pelvic infections can cause back/pelvic pain so it's useful he took a swab as you can get some proper answers!
teachercurious 18th-Aug-2017 02:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks I'll give an update
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