Bacteria in urine. Why?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lenasvn, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. lenasvn

    lenasvn New Member

    Do you have bacteria in your when you have an active inflammation (RA)? I am just looking back at the results I got a few months ago. At the time I had 278 Ra factor. My MD is hopeless, and so I requested the results of the complete blood count he made plus urine. Thinking back it seems odd that he let the bacteria in the urine pass by. I don't know, do anyone on this board know more about this?
  2. tanyasue

    tanyasue New Member

    Once my doctor explained to me that before bacteria is considered to be a level of concern, it has to hit a certain level. Anything less than that is not really a concern.

    I don't understand the reasoning, but that is what was explained to me.

    Don't feel bad, my rheumatologist tested me and diagnosed a bladder infection but then she refused to prescribe antibiotics. She sent me back to my PCP. For the love...

    Tanya Sue
  3. lenasvn

    lenasvn New Member

    Thanks, tanyasue!

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