My doctor did 2 urine dipsticks tests on me. One about 11 days ago and then another this past tuesday, both came back saying there was bacteria in my urine. In fact, she showed me a scale that is used from 1-6 and i was at a 5. Friday afternoon, my doctor's nurse called and said, my urine culture from Tuesday, the same urine used for the dipstick, came back and said, there was no bacteria growth. Then, for about an hour on Saturday, yesterday, and for about 5 hours today, my body, down around my pubic area, was in such severe pains. I was literally going to the bathroom every 10 minutes. Now, I was on Bactrim when the urine culture was done. Could that explain why it came back as good and the dipstick came back as saying, there was stuff in my system? It doesn't burn to urinate and the only time i feel the need to really go is when i have the severe pain. I have no fever and i don't have any back problems. This pain just started while i was sleeping 2 weeks ago and since then, nothing seems to help me get better. Any ideas if this really is a UTI and if so, why did the dipstick and culture from tuesday have different findings? and if this isn't a UTI, what else could be wrong? Why does the severe pain come and go? when it's not severe pain, i do feel a constant mild to moderate pounding feeling, but that i can handle if i had to. it's the severe pain that makes me hurt and cry so bad.