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Can doctor detect white cells in urine test

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes there is: Your dr. Wants to rule out any kidney or bladder problem & thus needs to find out if blood in urine (hematurai) persists or has cleared up. Great that... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Need a DR: Yeast in urine, by itself, is usually not significant because it usually means the specimen was not fresh at the time of exam and/or it was not collec... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
UTI, stone or other: Need to know remainder of history, symptoms, is rest of urinalysis normal etc.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Carreon
General Practice 21 years experience
Not at all: That is not right. The first thing would be to repeat the urinalysis since there were skin cells, ie, contamination, on the collection. These skin cel... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Urinalysis: Especially if this was a clean catch urine some degree of cellular debris is common. The cells come from the urethra and for women the genital area. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fletcher Derrick
Urology 63 years experience
A good plan : With only 7% function removal sounds like the best plan. At only 32 years of age this probably a birth defective kidney and stone removal would only ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Spencer Long
Dr. Spencer Longanswered
Specializes in Urology
Probably still UTI: Hi Jessi, It certainly sounds as if you have a UTI. A urine culture can be falsely negative, as can any lab test. Were you taking antibiotics when the... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: There may be an infection, not a usual one, for example sterile pyuria is one sign of renal tuberculosis. White and red cells in urine may also be due... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
Maybe not UTI: red cells in the urine , can be from trauma, kidney disease or disease of the urinary tract. They do not often appear in UTIs without White blood cel... Read More

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