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Epithelial cells in urine is it dangerous

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
What type?: There are a number of different types of epithelial cells that may be present in the urine. Squamous cells indicate contamination with skin or vaginal... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 32 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Try again: Epi's almost always are a marker of a contaminated specimen--it picked up skin cells along the stream. Need a good clean catch, and are looking for ba... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics & Gynecology 34 years experience
Probably nothing: If this was a clean catch urine, your doctor would use these results along with your symptoms to decide if you have a UTI. Clean catch urine, though, ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No. A likely explanation is contamination of the urine with skin cells or vaginal fluid. Visit this site for proper urine collection, in case you nee... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology 57 years experience
Nephritis, cystitis: Get clean void urine for culture and sensitivity. Could well be urinary tract infection.
A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
See answer : The most common cause would be a urinary tract infection (UTI) which is best diagnosed or confirmed with a urine culture. Urinary stones, urinary canc... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: How many red cells and how many white cells? Who asked for the test and why? Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
46 years experience
Interstitial problem: Renal epithelial cells are not normally found in the urine. Their presence reflects inflammation of the interstitial portion of the kidney and can be ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
Most likely: There are always few sloughed epithelial cells from the lining of the urogenital tract that are dragged by the urine. If you are otherwise healthy wit... Read More