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High levels of white blood cells in urine. What could that mean?

High levels of white blood cells in urine. What could that mean?

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 (Definition)

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


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After 10 days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI (bacteria and white blood cells in urine), I still have freq. urge to urinate and feel pressure below. Residual?

After 10 days of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 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

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What does it mean when I have bacteria, white blood cells, and sqamous epithelia in my urine?

What does it mean when I have bacteria, white blood cells, and sqamous epithelia in my urine?

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 more

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Would STDs cause white blood cells and bacteria in the urine?

Would STDs cause white blood cells and bacteria in the urine?

Unlikely: This is either UTI or vaginal secretions contaminating the urine specimen. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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All STD tests came back negative. I have red and white blood cells in my urine and no bacteria. What could this indicate?i

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

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What are reasons for white blood cells in urine?

What are reasons for white blood cells in urine?

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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Does white blood cells in urine mean herpes ?

Does white blood cells in urine mean herpes ?

Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. The presence of wbcs would definitely not be specific for determining if one had herpes virus. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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Blood Cells (Definition)

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