Nitrites in urine??

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by whitelilly, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. whitelilly

    whitelilly Mummy :)

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,247
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi... I am new to 3rd tri but given that most of you ladies are near the end of the journey I am thinking this is the ideal place to ask!

    I have got some urine dip sticks and everything seems normal except there appears to be a positive result for nitrites.

    Does this mean I have an infection? I know it means that the kidney is not flushing out properly- so could it also mean dehydration???

    x
     
  2. Dizzy321

    Dizzy321 very proud mammy to 3!

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    11,986
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had it when pregnant and it meant i had a urine infection
     
  3. whitelilly

    whitelilly Mummy :)

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,247
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks... i am going to the midwife monday morning so i think i will just try and flush it out this weekend myself and see what the MW says... x
     
  4. Dizzy321

    Dizzy321 very proud mammy to 3!

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    11,986
    Likes Received:
    0
    yes they told me to drink as much fluids as i could and gave me a course of antibiotics x
     
  5. whitelilly

    whitelilly Mummy :)

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,247
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't want to take any more antibiotics :( x
     
  6. Laura--x

    Laura--x Guest

    It could be. When i went to the hospital for lack of movements i had nitrates in my urine and she said it could be a sign of infection and she would send itoff for testing. Everything came back normal.

    Just let your midwife know x
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice