| | Misdiagnosed UTI?
I was diagnosed with a UTI today, but it doesn't make sense to me as I have none of the typical symptoms such as frequent and painful urination. My symptoms have been extreme fatigue, bodyaches, night fevers and sweats. I was prescriped a 10-day prescription of Bactrim, but really don't want to take it if I really just have a virus or something. Thoughts? Is it possible I could have those symptoms with a UTI but not the primary ones typically accompany a bladder infection?
FYI, the diagnosis was made by urine sample. Could it just have been tainted somehow resulting in a misread?
As a follow up: I just did an at home test and it showed very high leukocytes but no nitrites. Could high leukocytes just mean I'm fighting off some other infection or does this only occur with a UTI?
Last edited by akp4a; 10-04-2012 at 04:22 PM.