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what does having moderate leukocytes mean

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Urinalysis: Cloudy urine and urine containing white blood cells(leukocytes) don't necessarily signify a urinary tract infection. The white cells may be contaminan ... Read More

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Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Infection?: You may have a urine infection. Talk to your doctor.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
UTI?: You may have a urinary tract infection. Stop self testing and contact your doctor's office for a professional urinalysis and perhaps urine culture.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Test results: Your doctor should be embarrassed for not telling you what all these results mean. Call him/her again - if no help find a better doctor!
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Infection: Leukocytes are white blood cells. When they are found in the urine, they are frequently indicative of an infection.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Less than moderate: Slight moderate can mean different things depending on what is being described. Most likely, slight moderate means a little less than moderate, or a l ... Read More
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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Few WBC's: A few or trace amount of white blood cells.
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Brown urine: The usual cause of brown urine is bile in the urine caused by blockage in the bile ducts in the liver, gall bladder,and common bile duct by stones or ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
26 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Moderate = 8-10 g/dL: Hemolysis = breaking of red cells hemolysis regardless of cause leads to anemia , low hemoglobin this is called anemia. mild anemia ( more than 10 g/ ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Urine results: Leukocytes/white blood cells indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of who ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
You can develop: illnesses easily from germs - even those that don't normally cause illnesses in people.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Lay term: Blood poisoning is a lay term that is generally used to describe an overwhelming infection. The medical term used is sepsis or septic shock, which re ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Several issues: Blood (hamturia) and leukocytes (wbc's in the urine) are common signs of a uti, and you should be evaluated and possibly treated with antibiotics. Pr ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Prasad
Dr. H Prasad answered
38 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Lab : Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lower resp Infection: Bronchiolitis is an infection of the small breathing tubes (bronchioles) of the lungs. It's usually caused by a virus. The infection can cause swellin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caroline Capitano
25 years experience in Pain Management
Many causes: Depending on how often you go, and if you have pain, there are many causes. Infection if there is abdominal pain and bleeding ,is the first thing you ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not much: There are no specific disorders associated with low monocyte count. If you are otherwise well, do not worry about a low monocyte count.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Total number: This is the number of neutrophils in a standard volume of your blood. This count is lowish but probably not dangerous; your physician will want to ke ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
59 years experience in Internal Medicine
UTi?: Have your urine tested for c/s . Was there bacteria in the urine Do you have any symptoms like burning, pain on urination or frequency?
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Reaction or Infectio: Inflammation is the body's reaction to something irritating it. The inflammation may be a reaction to trauma (injury) or a reaction to an infection. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience in Neurosurgery
Not much: A "mild" bulging disc is a relatively common finding in people with or without back pain. This is often without any symptoms and is not usually of muc ... Read More
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