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what causes high white blood cell count in urine

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Need more : Details. Am presuming the urine culture may have been collected after she was already on a course of antibiotics for something else.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Pyelonephritis: It sounds like you have pyelonephritis/ renal infection. You could have infected kidney stones or an obstructing ureteral stone. You could have vess ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes.: What type of steroid are you abusing?
Dr. Charles Greenberg
45 years experience General Practice
Yes: Depending on the steroid it can cause an increase in red and white blood cells. I assume it is abn anabolic steroid. They can also cause hypertension ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Maybe but...: Our first concern is to rule out a serious infection (is your peripheral smear abnormal? Are the white cells primitive / angry-looking? Do you have sy ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
28 years experience Pathology
Infection: Most likely, bacterial inflammation (cystitis).
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
23 years experience Internal Medicine
WBCs in urine: WBC's in the urine are commonly associated with infection or inflammation of the urinary tract. Urine infection (UTI), kidney infection (pyelonephrit ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Slightly high: Wbc count is usually insignificant, but the elevated urine protein needs to be evaluated soon for any indicators of renal insufficiency and treated. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Elevated White Cells: Elevation of the white blood cell count usually represents a bacterial infection.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Seems OK.: As long as you feel fine or are getting better these lab tests don't indicate much. Depending upon where you grew up and live in India these symptoms ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: It seemed you took 2 antibiotics since Cipro (ciprofloxacin) itself is an antibiotic. Finding WBC in urine suggests the presence of inflammation cause ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwi ... Read More
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