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Can white blood cells in urine result from mono infection?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: Ebv infection/mononucleosis does not cause pyuria.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Should i be concerned about white blood cells in urine?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Ask your doctor: Can be a sign of infection so see your doctor and get checked.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you see white blood cells in urine?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Yes and no: As single cells, the naked eye would not be able to see individual white blood cells. So if there is just a small amount you could not rely on just looking at urine and know with certainty. However, in large groups as pus, white blood cells and other materials can be seen in this way. So large amounts would be more obvious, just like looking at pus around a wound.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What does white blood cells in urine mean?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
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 urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are reasons for white blood cells in urine?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Infection: White cells (leucocytes) are the bodies way to fight infection. White cells in the urine are due to infection somewhere in the urinary tract. The infection could be in the urethra, bladder or kidney. In males the sexual delivery system could also be infected. Hopefully the specimen containing the white cells was collected properly and if so it could be analyzed for bacterial growth.
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A 45-year-old female asked:

What is the cause of white blood cells in urine?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Usually infection: Urinary infection is commonest cause of white blood cells in urine. Non-infectious causes include drug reaction, and crystals in urine.
Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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