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what does it mean to have leukocytes in your urine

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Leukocytes ; protein: This means there is a source of protein ; white blood cells in the urine. The meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, ... 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 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hale
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Dehydration: It is generally a sign of dehydration. If you have diabetes, it can be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis (too high a sugar level). It can be present in ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible infection: Leukocytes help fight off infections, so when seen in the urine, it may be a sign of a possible urinary tract infection (uti).
A 42-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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Trace = small amount: Protein/albumin is not normally found in urine. The term trace in urinalysis means small amount. A protein trace in urine = 10 mg/100 ml giving a slig ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Blood in the URINE: Blood in urine can be gross(visible)or microscopic (more than3to5 red blood cells per high power field when viewed under gagnification) called hematur ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Campbell
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Many Possibilities: Blood in the urine could be due to infection, trauma to kidneys or bladder, kidney stones, or possibly tumor or renal disease. I would recommend follo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: The causes for blood in urine may mount to >100, but can be grouped in 5 categories: infection/ inflammation, urinary stones, urinary obstruction, ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
May be nothing: It depends on the process that may be causing excessive phosphate excretion. See this site for more info and discuss the matter with the doctor who or ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience in Urgent Care
It depends how much: Studies show most causes of a positive urine dipstick for protein are from benign causes such as fever, exertion, and emotional stress.Microscopic ana ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends: It greatly depends on what crystals were seen; they could be anything from uric acid, struvite, or different medications that may have crystallized in ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Blood in the URINE: Blood in urine can be gross(visible)or microscopic (more than3to5 red blood cells per high power field when viewed under gagnification) called hematur ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Infection or other: It depends on what kind of abnormal cells you're talking about. White cells and blood could be from bladder or kidney infection. Blood alone could b ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
RBCs: If there are red blood cells and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, fla ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Possible kidney dise: Small amounts of protein are normal. Larger amounts suggest inflammation or damage to the kidneys.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zohreh Soltani
8 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Well,: Those can usually be sign of urinary tract infection and a doctor should be consulted to role out the other causes like pyelonephritis (kidney infecti ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Bacteruria: Germs which cause urinary infections.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Microhematuria: May be harmless, can be a sign of a urinary infection, interstitial cystitis or possibly a malignancy of bladder or kidney. Certainly worth getting a ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
Often not a concern.: When urine is studied in a lab (urinalysis and/or culture), the lab staff will study the urine under a microscope. They may see (or culture) bacteria ... Read More
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