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A 30-year-old female asked:

All urine results, neg, but leukocyte esterase shows moderate. what does this mean? last time it was small/clear. this time moderate/slightly-cloudy.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Urinalysis: Cloudy urine and urine containing white blood cells(leukocytes) don't necessarily signify a urinary tract infection. The white cells may be contaminants from a vaginal infection or discharge. A clean catch urine culture would rule in or out a urinary tract infection. If you have a vaginal discharge, see your gynecologist and he/she can order any appropriate urinary tests if no vaginal infection
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