A 25-year-old female asked:
hello all. i was trying to get medically cleared to deploy when i discovered i have wbc's in my urine. there was no uti, no bladder infection, cystoscopy was completed nothing, cultures did not show anything....doctor said next step was to check the kidn
4 doctor answers
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Sorry this happened: Surprised this prevented you from deploying. Assuming no significant proteinuria; if so the cause is very probably the difficulty most women have in getting a clean-catch urine without any vaginal secretions. When your pyelogram or whatever comes back normal, i hope they let you deploy, or perhaps you will be able to produce another urine sample free of wbc's.
Answered on Sep 23, 2012
Dr. George Klauber answered
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
See previous reply: You have been fully evaluated, so i don't think you need any further work up than a urinalysis with microscopy in 3 months. You should be ok to deploy.
Answered on Sep 25, 2012
Dr. John Maesaka answered
59 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No UTI: Wbc may come from sources other uti, prostatitis or even interstitial nephritis.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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