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epithelial cells 3 35 hpf in urine present means

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Contaminated: The epithelial cells tell me that there was some contamination of your sample. Just being a woman makes it more difficult to give a clean-catch urine. ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You're fine: The epithelial cells are from vaginal contamination. It's basically impossible to avoid this. Best wishes.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Urinalysis : If you do not have symptoms these types and numbers of cells are within the normal range
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Vaginal cells in it: Epithelial cells come from vagina and introitus and not from the urinary tract ; are a normal finding ; no cause for alarm. Squamous epithelial cells ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Contamination: Epithelial cells are the cells that cover the skin. Generally, a "clean catch" urine specimen will be free of epithelial cells, however if they are p ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Don't worry: a few vaginal cells ended up there. The clean catch was not perfect. If your physician is not concerned, relax
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A male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
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Try again: It is always important to cleanse properly prior to obtaining the urine sample. Also, this type of result can be seen in the first void of the day. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
Not worrisome: Squamous cells in urine could be contamination from genitalia's squamous epithelium mucosa or from trigone area of urinary bladder (female). Not worri ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
UTI: it means urinary tract infection, see a doctor for antibiotics

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