I did an over the counter UTI test made by Azo yesterday evening and the dip stick has two windows, the top one is for white blood cells and the bottom one is for nitrates. I retested this morning as it said to use the first morning's urine, the one yesterday afternoon showed negative on nitrates but the lowest level of postitive on white blood cells and this morning the white blood cell portion showed dark purple, the highest of the positive. I could not tell anything about
the nitrate part as it looked different, it would have been light pink or some other color for positive result, I could not make out if it showed pink.
I've been taking those Azo pills for urinary burning and stinging and they make your urine orange. I need to let that clear out back to normal and try it again.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance.