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what does positive leukocytes in urine mean

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Generally: yes it does. BUT... while it certainly means some wbc's in urine, this may or may not be worth treating. Certainly if there are symptoms or a lot of w ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Uncertain findings: The issue is whether you have any urinary symptoms at this time? If not, it is likely unimportant. If you do, you may receive an empiric abx treatme ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Russell
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Bacteria: It means you have bacteria in your urine sample. It could mean a UTI, but it also could just be a contaminant, like cells from your skin. If it was ... 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not necessarily: It might or might not. If no symptoms like urethral discharge or uncomfortable urination, LE is even more likely to be negative. But MG generally isn' ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Infection: Those findings are concerning for infection. Knowing the rest of the results of the uti analysis as well as the results of a urine culture would help ... Read More
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.
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
SHE MAY HAVE: a urinary tract infection which her Primary Care Provider may wish to treat with a brief course of anti-biotics...i the meantime Cranberry Juice and ... Read More
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