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what does a trace of leukocytes in urine mean

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other ur ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Makki
9 years experience in Internal Medicine
Some bacteria: this is a byproduct of some bacteria in urine trace means you only have an insig amount of bacteria in urine and you dont need to worry abt it
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Contaminated urine: This goes along with your culture result: a urine specimen contaminated with vaginal fluid. It means nothing. If you have symptoms, discuss them with ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Hematuria: If you have hematuria (h), you need to find its cause. First have a urine culture to see if you have a uti. If not, see a urologist (u) for an evaluat ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to rule out: Infection in the urinary system. You did not provide a quantitative information about the number of pus cells. All lab results need to interpreted in ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: You are leaking a little protein in the urine- could be from several reasons. Get a urine protein to creatinine test done which will quantify the prot ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Chuang
16 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney defect: Normal kidneys usually retain all protein so no protein ends up in the urine. If the membranes in the kidney go through damage or inflammation, it ma ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other ur ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
It means: That altho no visible blood, chemically blood was detected in your urine. This is not usually normal. You may have an infection or a ureteral/kidney s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zohreh Soltani
8 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Well,: In medicine, blood in urine is the presence of red blood cells in the urine, ranging from trace blood to gross blood in urine. It may be benign, or ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Brandon
47 years experience in Occupational Medicine
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
UTI, blockage : Leucocytes (wbcs) in urine most commonly suggest kidney or bladder infection bacterial or fungal , urinary blockage congenital or otherwise, not uncom ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Pritsiolas
21 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Need to repeat: If you had your period when urinalysis was done, it could have contaminated the urine sample and you should repeat the test. If this not the case, th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience in Pathology
Urine leukocytes: The results indicate you likely have a UTI. See your doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Trace = small amount: The term trace in urinalysis means a small amount. In technical terms, for example, protein trace in urine is the equivalent of about 10 mg/100 ml is ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Nothing: It likely means nothing.
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Tests: This test is used to measure the metabolism of nitrogen containing substances in the urine by bacteria which may be causing infection. It is generall ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Policemen: Leucocytes are white blood cells, the policemen of the body. They congregate at sites of infection and inflammation in the urine. A urine dipstick ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Usually nothing: It is basically impossible to keep a few bacteria from finding their way into a specimen.
A female asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Means: You might benefit from drinking more water.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
UTI: It means a large amount of white blood cells which indicate infection.

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