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A 19-year-old female asked:

does having protein and white blood cells in the urine a bad thing?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
It could be.: Protein in the urine sometimes indicate a "leaky" kidney. In some young 19 Y.O. People like you, it could be normal. Wbc's are not normal and could develop into an infection. Go see your doctor for advice. He needs to culture your urine to see if something bad grows.

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Last updated Jan 28, 2013

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