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Hello. Last week I had a sudden severe pain in the lower middle abdomen (right above my vagina bone). I went to see my GP the next day and he did a urinalysis from a dipstick and told me the test was normal EXCEPT it stated that there was a little blood in my urine ( "trace intact"). I also did a urine culture and bloodwork and everything was normal. He then prescribed me with bactrim for UTI. After two doses, immediately the pain subsided. HOWEVER, the next day I started getting urinary incontenence and retention. But I continued the antibiotics. So then yesterday I went to see my Obgyne..and did another urinalysis. And it STILL states small amounts of blood in my urine. It was done through a dipstick as well. He wasn't concerned. He just told me to do a pelvic exam and come back in two weeks.
I am 37 year old female and a smoker. How accurate are the dipstick tests? I heard that in a urinalysis, anything under 3+ is normal for blood in urine. I also heard that I should get my urine examined under a microscope to see exactly how much blood is in my urine.
What could cause the urinary incontenence and retention if I have no pain and no other symptoms? Could it maybe be kidney stones? But I don't have any pain or anything.
I've never had a UTI or blood in my urine in my life so I am quite concerned.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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