Originally Posted by shonks5
I am so worried now because it doesn't sound like a uti to me. What other things could cause blood and leukocytes on the dip test but no growth on the urinalysis?
Why should a uti cause blood to appear? That might be a good question to ask your doctor. The only thing I can think of at this moment is that you might have a low level of vitamin K2. A low level of vitamin K2 allows for easy bleeding. And there might be other contributing factors such as your blood being too thin from taking aspirin, fish oil, vitamin E etc...
Vitamin K2 comes from (or is made) mainly by "good" bacteria in your digestive system. So, if you are taking antibiotics, you are killing off the bacteria (good and bad) in your digestive system. Even though you can still get vitamin K from your diet, you likely would be on the low side.
There's K1, K2 and K3. As far as I can tell, K1 comes from food, K2 is made by the bacteria in your digestive system, and K3 is synthetic. I believe that K2 can also be gotten from certain cheeses that are made by fermenting. Kifer and Natto contain K2.
One last thing: Your body doesn't store vitamin K.