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A 43-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if your urine sample has red and white blood cells in it?

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Dr. Shahrooz Eshaghian
Hematology 16 years experience
UTI vs other: This can represent a urinary tract infection (uti).

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What exactly does it mean when your red and white blood cells are elevated?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Lots: Of potential answers here. Could be as simple as an infection and associated dehydration. Also could be a myeloproliferative disease.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my urine?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
White blood cells: White blood cells are not normally found in the urine. Leukocytes/wbcs indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What can it mean having white blood cells in your urine and how should I deal?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
White cells in Urine: White cells in urine mean inflammation some where in the urinary system. Most commonly it is due to infection, starting from the outer genital area all the way upto the kidneys. Besides infection, other causes of inflammation like stones, anywhere in the urinary system can also cause WBC's in urine. The best thing is to repeat the test after good hydration and persue it with your treating doctor.
New York, NY
A 31-year-old female asked:

Meaning of a lot of white blood cells in the urine?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Infection: A lot of white cells in the urine usually means an infection. The infection could be in the urine - a bladder infection - or the cells could be coming from the vagina - which would mean a cervical or vaginal infection. With a bladder infection there is pain with voiding and voiding frequently. With a vaginal infection - itch, irritation, discharge or odor, and often pain. Check and treat this.

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