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A 22-year-old female asked:

physical shows i have high lymphs, wbc esterase, wbc, and crystals in urine. but no nitrites or bacteria present. no pain. what causes sterile pyuria?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Many possibilities: Among the more common would be kidney stones, tuberculosis, tumor, etc. You should see a urologist and be evaluated.

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Last updated Jul 12, 2018

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