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Took an @ home AZO test. Negative for nitrites but 500+++ Leukocyte. I have abdominal and back pain. Headache but no fever.

Took an @ home AZO test. Negative for nitrites but 500+++ Leukocyte. I have abdominal and back pain. Headache but no fever.

GU infection: Please seek help for a suspected urinary tract infection as soon as possible. You may need to give urine for retesting and culture, depending on history and exam. Hopefully, there is no kidney infection. Hopefully, there is no sexually-transmitted infection or very rarely, urinary tract tuberculosis. ...Read more

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History of kidney stones. Intermittent flank pain and pain below rib cage. No UTI symptoms, but home urine test showed 500+ leukocyte and no nitrate?

History of kidney stones. Intermittent flank pain and pain below rib cage. No UTI symptoms, but home urine test showed 500+ leukocyte and no nitrate?

Renal colic?: While technically speaking we should keep our mind open to other possibilities for your symptoms, they could be consistent with a passing kidney stone. The leukocytes could be suggestive of resultant inflammation. ...Read more

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For 9 months consistently I am flagged with my urine tests at over 500 for the leukocyte esterase, I’m usually also flagged for nitrates being hi.

For 9 months consistently I am flagged with my urine tests at over 500 for the leukocyte esterase, I’m usually also flagged for nitrates being hi.

Need more info: Why were the tests done? Do you have any symptoms? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests.
The two results you mentioned are markers for urinary infection.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my leukocyte esterase result was 500 and blood number in urine was 25? If so what could be problem?

Should I be concerned if my leukocyte esterase result was 500 and blood number in urine was 25? If so what could be problem?

Infection: Elevated leukocyte esterase and blood in the urine can indicate infection. Hopefully your doctor sent the urine for a culture and sensitivity to find out the cause of the infection. ...Read more

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Hello. My 18 yr old special needs daughter just had bloiod work. The Lymphocytesis 3.8.Her Leukocyte Esterase is 500. What does that mean?

Hello. My 18 yr old special needs daughter just had bloiod work. The Lymphocytesis 3.8.Her Leukocyte Esterase is 500. What does that mean?

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you should provide enough background information for site docs to review & question that reflects the info submitted. You provided no history or findings. One test is on blood one on urine.Why taken? This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload. Please start over. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 cirrhoses & enlarged kidneys. Recent test showed my Leukocyte Esterase of 500. What does this mean?

I have stage 4 cirrhoses & enlarged kidneys. Recent test showed my Leukocyte Esterase of 500. What does this mean?

I assume you mean: A urine test for leukocyte esterase. This is a test to suggest the possibility of a urinary tract infection. An elevated level is more consistent with an infection than not. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your Leukocyte Value is 1+?

What does it mean if your Leukocyte Value is 1+?

Possible infection: Assuming this is a urinalysis, it means you have a few white blood cells, which could signify infection or inflammation anywhere in the urinary tract. An actual count of the cells is more helpful, that's in another part of the test. If there are more than say 10, the risk of infection is higher. ...Read more

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What it is leukocyte esterase trace?

Minor infection: Leukocytes (white blood cells) in the urine often indicate an infection of the genito-urinary tract. They release an enzyme called leukocyte esterase. If it is present in trace (very small) amounts, it does not need further treatment. If you have symptoms, such as burning on urination or frequent urination, you will need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What does large leukocyte esterase mean?

What does large leukocyte esterase mean?

Depends: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase suggests that there are white blood cells in the urine. Based on symptoms and other urine analysis findings this may suggest a urinary tract infection ...Read more

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Leukocyte esterase-large should I be scared?

Leukocyte esterase-large should I be scared?

I presume this: Is from a urine specimen. Not to worry. The antibiotics that ur dr has prescribed should treat ur uti. Take care! Http://www. Cystex. Com/how-do-i-prevent-utis/10-doctor-recommended-tips-for-urinary-tract-infection-uti-prevention/. ...Read more

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For leukocyte esterase what does a large result mean?

Usually an infection: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase suggests that there are white blood cells in the urine. Large leucocyte esterase means plenty of WBC. Based on symptoms and other urine analysis findings this may suggest a urinary tract infection ...Read more

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What would cause there to be a leukocyte trace in your urine?

What would cause there to be a leukocyte trace in your urine?

Leukocyte s & Urine: This sounds like a bladder infection. You shoud have been treated by the doctor testing your urine. ...Read more

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Is it weird to develop the human leukocyte antigen naturally?

Is it weird to develop the human leukocyte antigen naturally?

Please clarify: This is an entire system of proteins that vary from person to person. Everybody is born with some of them. Your confusion may result from this important subject -- the hla system -- being explained too quickly to you in a classroom. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a low total leukocyte count and how do you get it back to normal?

What is the cause of a low total leukocyte count and how do you get it back to normal?

Low WBC: Low white blood count can be a variant of normal. The normals on a lab report are based on a "bell shaped curve" of normal. Many, especially those with ancestry from the mediterranean region, have a lower white count (~3.0-3.9). If you have lupus or other autoimmune conditions, or if you get frequent infections, the low count may be significant. Please see an md with your result for eval. ...Read more

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What is human leukocyte antigens (hla)?

What is human leukocyte antigens (hla)?

Tissue antigens.: The human leukocyte antigen (hla) system is the name of the major histocompatibility complex (mhc) in humans, which contains genes related to immune system function in humans. This group of genes resides on chromosome 6 and encodes cell-surface antigen-presenting proteins. They are important in disease defense and can be the cause of organ transplant rejections, hence tissue typing. ...Read more

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What does having a trace of leukocyte esterase urine mean?

What does having a trace of leukocyte esterase urine mean?

Usually normal: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase suggests that there are white blood cells in the urine. Trace means few WBC produced small amount of leucocyte esterase ...Read more

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I have a leukocyte count of 9600. Is it dangerous for me? Or any chances of leukemia?

I have a leukocyte count of 9600. Is it dangerous for me? Or any chances of leukemia?

This is: A normal wbc. Extremely unlikely to be leukemia, but more detail on the WBC differential needed to comment. ...Read more

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Hi I have just dipsticked my urine it show ph of 9 and leukocyte is this anything to worry about.

Hi I have just dipsticked my urine it show ph of 9 and leukocyte is this anything to worry about.

Stone?: Some bacteria like Proteus associated with Struvite stones produce an enzyme called Urease which increases urine pH and can produce white cells or leukocytes in the urine. This is one possibility. The second is that you are taking a medication that alkalinizes urine. Please review your med list. ...Read more

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I had a positive result for leukocyte esterase. What could this mean. Also I had a trace of blood seen in the unrine.

I had a positive result for leukocyte esterase. What could this mean. Also I had a trace of blood seen in the unrine.

UTI: Leukocyte esterase is usually an indicator of a urinary tract infection of some kind. UTI's can also cause a small amount of blood in the urine as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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All urine results, neg, but LEUKOCYTE ESTERASE shows MODERATE. What does this mean? Last time it was SMALL/Clear. This time MODERATE/SLIGHTLY-CLOUDY.

All urine results, neg, but LEUKOCYTE ESTERASE shows MODERATE. What does this mean? Last time it was SMALL/Clear. This time MODERATE/SLIGHTLY-CLOUDY.

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 ...Read more

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What does large leukocyte esterase, ua mean?

What does large leukocyte esterase, ua mean?

Infection: Leukocyte esterase in urine is a marker of infection in the urinary system. ...Read more

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What does leukocyte esterase ua large means?

What does leukocyte esterase ua large means?

UA: It suggests but does not confirm the presence of a urinary infection. A culture should be done to confirm and identify a causative bacteria if present. ...Read more

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Urinalysis results show trace leukocyte esterase?

Urinalysis results show trace leukocyte esterase?

Likely not: Significant. Do you have symptoms of urinary infection? Trace levels are difficult to interpret in isolation. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Could a trace of leukocyte esterase signal a UTI?

Yes: If this is the only marker that was present as positive on a urinary dip stick it does not have to be a urinary tract infection. A urinalysis with microscopy would verify if the leukocyte esterase is from an elevated white blood cell count in the urine or a lab error. If you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection send off a urine for culture and treat empirically. ...Read more

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Why the number of leukocyte increase in pregnancy?

Why the number of leukocyte increase in pregnancy?

Immune response: White blood cells are part of the body's defense system. They attack what is not supposed to be in a particular human's body like bacteria or cancer cells. Half of a fetus is from the father, resembling a transplant. Mom's immune system would reject the fetus, if it wouldnt' be modified in a way not to do that. Part of the process is an increase in the leucocyte numbers. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a leukocyte esterase urine dipstick test?

Why would someone need a leukocyte esterase urine dipstick test?

Urinary infection: Leukocyte esterase is a surrogate marker for the presence of white blood cells in the urine and usually indicates urinary infection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between erythrocyte, leukocyte, and a thrombocyte?

What is the difference between erythrocyte, leukocyte, and a thrombocyte?

Different cells: Erythrocyte is red blood cell- its job is to carry oxygen and delivers to the entire body; leukocyte is white blood cell-and its job is related to our immune system/fighting infections etc; thrombocyte or platelet- type of blood cell that is playing a role in thrombosis- to stop bleeding in the event of bleeding. They are part of blood cells- but completely different kind of cells. ...Read more