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A 34-year-old female asked:

Can genital herpes cause white cell in urine ?

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Dr. James Lin
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Yes, it can be if...: Yes, it can be if the urethra is involved. For men, this is rarely present. For female, watch for contamination during urine collection leading to white blood cells in the urine; it's common.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes: But many other suspects. See your dr. When you ask this, are you referring to a microscopic or dipstick test? Or is it something seen with unaided eye? Burning pain? Drip? Blood? Increased frequency ; urgency of urination? If you have sores they should be cultured promptly.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Infections: Nope. Not usually. White blood cells usually represent a situation of a bacterial, not viral, infection of the bladder or urinary tract.

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Can you catch genital herpes from urine?

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Could innactive herpes cause genital herpes?

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Does genital herpes cause testiclepain?

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What are the different causes of genital herpes?

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