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what does high leukocytes in urine mean

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Leukocytes are white blood cells, which are the infection-fighters. If you have wbcs in the urine, then you probably have a urinary tract infection t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Urine dipstick: Read the directions on the bottle. You don’t want to bet your life on mis-using the dipstick
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Dip sticks: Urine dipsticks can test for several entities including protein, sugar, nitrates,urobilinigen,and the results are unreliable if the reading is done af ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Pyuria: Pus in the urine . May represent a uti
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Makki
10 years experience 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pyuria: Pyuria or high WBC in the urine can occur from a variety of conditions, some are related to stones or crystals, some from inflammation of the bladder ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Luginbuhl
12 years experience Urgent Care
Urinalysis: Leukocytes in the urine are associated with urinary tract infection. It is best to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment, whether primary care phy ... Read More
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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UA results: Nitrites indicate bacterial abundance. If negative, then very low grade infection or no infection exists. Leuk esterase indicates leukocyte enzyme r ... Read More
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