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What does high leukocytes in urine mean

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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?
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Some ideas: generally you don't mean lymphocytes but neutrophils (different types of leukocytes).. Neutrophils treat more acute illnesses like urinary tract infec... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
How collected: If this was a random squat/pee collection it can often include debris from the skin & vagina so it is hard to interpret. If collected with proper ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
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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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
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 35-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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
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
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unless the urine was obtained by catheter or a prepared "clean catch" it often contains such materials that are debris from the outlet. If your doc, w... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
White blood cells: Leukocytes is the fancy term for white blood cells. Leukocytes can be present when there is inflammation or other immune system response even if there... Read More
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