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what does red and white blood cells in urine mean

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahrooz Eshaghian
14 years experience Hematology
UTI vs other: This can represent a urinary tract infection (uti).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: When there are both alot of rbc's and wbc's in the urine it usually indicates a bacterial infection either cystitis, prostatitis, urethritis or pyelon ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Possible Bartholin: cyst with infection: will probably require surgical aspiration and or surgical drainage with placement of Ward catheter to permit complete and totoal ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Song
Specializes in Gynecology
DEFINITELY!: Red and white blood cells in urine could mean possible bladder infection; urine culture can confirm this. Endometriosis can only be diagnosed by a bi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Casts: The presence of red and/or white cell in the urine does not help in differentiating the source of kidney vs. Bladder. If red cell or white cell casts ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Seek md opinion: These cells can indicate 1. Urinary infection 2. Kidney injury due to the disease that caused chronic kidney disease 3. Bleeding in the kidney- from s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: How many red cells and how many white cells? Who asked for the test and why? Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe nothing: It is all about how many. A few such cells are normal and in a young woman, they are often contaminants.
A female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There should be no relationship between urine wbc's and your low serum WBC count, good luck.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Not much to do: When the symptoms are classic urinary tract infection and the urinalysis is also agreeing, there really isn't much of a physical exam that is necessar ... Read More
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