A 25-year-old female asked:
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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

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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
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Dr. George Klauber
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
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Dr. John Maesaka
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
Dr. John Testa
21 years experience Internal Medicine
WBC: Was this done on base at a Medical detachment? Most likely just called sterile Pyuria.
Answered on Jun 8, 2018

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