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epithelial cells in urine is it dangerous

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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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
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Might still be a UTI: Gram +ve organisms tike staphloccus, stretococcus,& enterococcus are all nitrite negative & thus urine dipstick can show as -ve for bacteria, ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glueck
56 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Nephritis, cystitis: Get clean void urine for culture and sensitivity. Could well be urinary tract infection.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
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
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 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

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