(Closed) UTI results came back negative. What could it be? (Long)

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

i’d bet the tests are coming back negative because you are diluting the things they look for.

Post # 5
2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@DesireeAnne: I’ve helped another bee who has  iC and I was even able to refer her to my urologist who saved my life (figuratively) when I was suffering from it.  If you don’t have an infection, yet have burning when you pee, you probably have interstitial cystitis.  You need a bladder biopsy to confirm but that’s what it sounds like to me.

I had the exact same symptoms:  What I thought were repeated UTIs, took antibiotics and nothing worked.  My doctor did bladder instillations and I was completely cured.  I don’t think oral medication is worth a crap.  But changing your diet will help a lot.

Anyway, Google IC and see if your symptoms match.  Then go see a urologist, not a GP or other doctor.  PM me if you want more info.

Post # 8
3004 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

This sound similar to what happened to me but they didn’t check for stones.

Post # 9
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

They look for red blood cells to confirm injury and white blood cells to confirm infection. They do it by number of cells of that type seen in a small fraction of the sample, to the best of my knowledge, so it might be possible that your urine was extremely dilute. (On the other hand, I also drink a motherloving crap-ton of water and I still get cell counts in mine.) Did they tell you whether there were either kind of cells?

(I have kidney stones. I’ve had four urine tests in the last two years, and every single time they come back positive for red blood cells, negative for white. I drink a ton of water every day to try and keep them from forming, not that it does any good–I formed an eight cm stone while drinking enough water that I have to pee every hour or two.)

Did they do the kidney percussion? It’s where they thump on your back to see if there’s radiating pain consistent with a kidney infection.

Also, healthcare providers tend to have a sixth sense about exaggeration, so just be straight with them. If they get the sense you’re not being straight with them, they’ll be less inclined to help you.

And, just to let you know–this is NOT medical advice–kidney infections can sometimes resolve on their own. One of my friends has a health condition where she gets chronic repeat kidney infections, and she told me that when I started worrying about peeing blood.

Post # 10
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I had the same issue and after several trips to the urologist we figured out it was an inflammation issue. Maybe you should check into that.

Post # 11
3135 posts
Sugar bee

I have IC too.  I am only ‘soft’ diagnosed by my FP though and see a urologist next month.

Its agonizing hearing ‘tests are negative’  when you just wish it was a simple bladder infection and you could do a course of antibiotics and be done with it.

In the meantime I’ve been trying to stay away from foods/substances that irritate IC.

I also found this drink named ALO that has chunks of aloe vera in it.  I tried it one day and noticed that the burning and urge to pee went away.  I tried another the next day and presto, they were gone again! I totally don’t know if its a fluke or whatever but at }$ 2 bucks a day, and its a yummy drink thats good for you, why not?


Good luck and best wishes for your health πŸ™‚

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