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Would a urine culture tell if its a uti or kidney infection? doc also said white blood cells in urine. whats that mean? possibly stones?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Uti: Urine analysis if positive for infection such as positive leukocyte esterace, nitrite, bacteria and wbcs. It does not differentiate between a kidney, bladder or urethral infection. If you see sediment or oxalate crystals or under microscope crystals can be seen. Then stones can be suspected.

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