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A 30-year-old female asked:

i have symptoms feeling like a uti. my urine analysis showed 25 lev leukocyte. i went to the doctor who said that does not indicate a uti. does it?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Culture needed: Leukocytes in the urine indicate inflammation in the urinary tract or genital area. A urine culture is the definitive test to identify a UTI. We often treat a UTI based on the clinical presentation.

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