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UTI with no bacteria?

05/30/2008

Question:

Hi. I consider myself to have a chronic UTI problem. I have tested urine myself with dipsticks and never found anything other than protein (on one occasion), never any leucocytes, nitrites etc. It has been sent off for testing twice with negative results. It seems to affect my urethra mostly, sometimes I awake feeling very swollen, but if I drink a lot of water it eases and then starts to burn (actually relieved by urinating, tends to be worse between times). Is it possible to have a UTI without presence of bacteria?

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