A 28-year-old male asked about a 56-year-old female:
wbc in urine from 6 months with negative culture and urine for pcr for tb is also ok. esr is 19
what else reason of wbc in urine could it b?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Sterile pyuria: Sterile pyuria is defined as white blood cells im the urine in the absence of bacterial infection. It sounds like you have had proper testing performed. There are a myriad of causes including hypertension, medication and intrinsic renal processes. Ask your doctor about the utility of seeing a kidney specialist.
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