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what does high leukocytes in urine mean

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience in General Practice
Pyuria: Pus in the urine . May represent a uti
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 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
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible infection: Bacteria convert nitrite, a normal byproduct of metabolism excreted into the urine, into nitrate. You should be seen for a urinalysis and possible tr ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
These mean nothing: Only a very high absolutely monocyte count is of any concern if you feel well, and low WBC is of concern if and only if lymphs or neuts are way-way lo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: 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 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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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 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends on level: Small amounts are normal. Elevated levels indicate liver disease or excessive destruction of red cells.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Good question: Creatinine in the urine, like in the blood, comes from the muscles. The urine creatinine can be collected for 24 hours to calculate the creatinine cl ... Read More
A 51-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 female asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
9 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
UTI: Protein,Leukocytes, and Nitrates may imply that you have a urinary tract infection. Are you having any symptoms of burning, itching, increased urinary ... Read More
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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 40-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. 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience in Pathology
Infection: Most likely, bacterial inflammation (cystitis).
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience in Pathology
See below: What this means is that there is some source in the genitourinary tract that is bleeding. There are a variety of causes of this but it is necessary t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Free hemoglobin: The hemoglobin was detected but red cells were not seen on sediment. A dilute urine sample, one that's stood around, or if it's actually myoglobin or ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Slight amount: A trace of protein is in your urine.
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A 49-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

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