NITRITE found in urine. First pad
Many bacteria create nitrites, so your test result of NITRITES DETECTED indicates that you may have a urinary tract infection (UTI), kidney infection, kidney stones, blockage, or other problem.
Why do I need a nitrites in urine test? Detection of Nitrite indicates the presence of bacteria in the genitourinary system that cause infection.
Your provider may order a urinalysis as part of a routine checkup or if you have symptoms of a UTI. Symptoms of a UTI may include:
- Frequent urges to urinate, even when you have little urine in your bladder.
- Pain or burning when you urinate.
- Dark, cloudy, or reddish-colored urine
- Bad-smelling urine.
- Weakness, fatigue, or confusion, mainly in older people
- Fever, which may be a sign of a kidney infection.
If after retesting you also find nitrites, please contact your physician. An over-the-counter product like "Urinary Tract Defense Antibacterial Protection" may help alleviate mild UTI symptoms.
*Remember that this information is general and not a substitute for medical advice.