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A 24-year-old female asked:

Do epithelial cells(6-8/hpf) leucocytes (4-5/hpf) slight itching after urination indicate uti in female 25 yr old??

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Dr. Ramsay Kuo
Urology 26 years experience
Not necessarily : The presence of epithelial cells may mean that the urine sample was contaminated with skin cells and throw off results. Hydrate well and if symptoms continue see your doctor to have urine rechecked and a culture sent

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Last updated Feb 23, 2015

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