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what mean rare wbc

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
WBC's: Not very many white blood cells are seen on the slide.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Nothing: All women have a few white cells on smear. A wet mount was evidently performed also, perhaps to look for garnerella or trichomonas. This is just a not ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Urine: Not significant.
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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
OK, but...: Rbc( red blood cell) and wbc( white blood cell) can be seen in the urine. The significance of their presence, in part, depends on the number. "rare " ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No problem: If you have less than 5 WBC in urine it is accepted as normal and so is rare wbcs in the urine.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Sultan
15 years experience Urology
Trace on ua: Trace on a UA gives insight but nothing definitive. Follow up trace RBC with a UA-microscopy (if more than 3 red blood cells/hpf then is is real. Foll ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Generally Good: Rare is good and likely not enough to do a cell count. It should also be negative for bacteria. Review with your doctor. A culture should also be avai ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
It does not mean: anything without a clinical correlation. Why this test was ordered? Do you have any symptoms? Take care.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Urine tests: Often urine tests are contaminated by the bacteria and cells from around the vaginal area which can result in those type of findings. Unless you are ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: That is below usual normal. Recheck in 2 weeks. Bet it returns to normal.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
In what body fluid?: Stool, urine, sputum, joint aspirate...?

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