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Bacteria And White Blood Cells In Urine
Pyuria: White blood cells in urine usually are there because of an infection in the urinary tract. However, they can also be there in large numbers in a female when there is a vaginal infection or when she is having her period (always see red cells also in this situation). My best advice is to see your doctor and have a urine culture done to see what is going on. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
After 10 days of Cipro for UTI (bacteria and white blood cells in urine), I still have freq. urge to urinate and feel pressure below. Residual?
Maybe: Several things are possible. You could have a case of prostatitis. That requires a longer course of antibiotics for a cure. You could be on the wrong antibiotic. Check to see if a urine culture was done and that you are on the proper antibiotic. If you are not emptying your bladder, you could predispose yourself to a bladder infection and it could be more difficult to clear the infection. ...Read more
May be nothing: The positive findings on your urine commonly happens with contaminated urine sample. Unless you did a careful midstream urine catch, which would decrease the chance of having what you found on your urine test. If you are having symptoms of urine infection, a urine culture can help in evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI or urethritis: Sounds like a urinary tract or urethral infection. See a doctor and get treated. ...Read more
Hi...I have white blood cells in my urine no bacteria. Pain under my right rib in the back. No openings in urology for a mth. Should i be concerned?
All STD tests came back negative. I have red and white blood cells in my urine and no bacteria. What could this indicate?i
Maybe nothing: It is all about how many. A few such cells are normal and in a young woman, they are often contaminants. ...Read more
Yes and no: As single cells, the naked eye would not be able to see individual white blood cells. So if there is just a small amount you could not rely on just looking at urine and know with certainty. However, in large groups as pus, white blood cells and other materials can be seen in this way. So large amounts would be more obvious, just like looking at pus around a wound. ...Read more
Infection: White cells (leucocytes) are the bodies way to fight infection. White cells in the urine are due to infection somewhere in the urinary tract. The infection could be in the urethra, bladder or kidney. In males the sexual delivery system could also be infected. Hopefully the specimen containing the white cells was collected properly and if so it could be analyzed for bacterial growth. ...Read more
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