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What is the definition or description of: urinalysis shows WBC casts?

What is the definition or description of: urinalysis shows WBC casts?

Kidney infection: Cast indicate that the problem is of renal orgin and typically seen in pyelonephritis, or glomerular dysfunction. ...Read more

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Ua (Definition)

A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...Read more


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Wbc cast in urinalysis was 5 and the range should be less than 0. What does that mean?28 yr female

Wbc cast in urinalysis was 5 and the range should be less than 0. What does that mean?28 yr female

Inflam/infection: Wbc casts in urine (clustering/clumping of white blood cells) often suggest some inflammatory process from your kidneys and/or bladder. Simple urinary tract infections can also do that...Check with your doc who ordered it... ...Read more

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I've interstitial cystitis. It has gotten worse with searing pain. Urinalysis revealed elevated nitrates, but no bacteria grew. What could this be?

I've interstitial  cystitis. It has gotten worse with searing pain. Urinalysis revealed elevated nitrates, but no bacteria grew. What could this be?

Treat bladder: Nitites are a sign of infection, i would treat despite the culture. I place patients an a seratonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, like cymbalta, (duloxetine) to help with ascending pain signals. It works well but nitrites mean u likely have n infection, cultures can be wrong. Look it up and inform the doc. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis and lupus. UA lately has been showing moderate blood in urine but no RBC. Do I just assume it's from the IC?

I have interstitial cystitis and lupus. UA lately has been showing moderate blood in urine but no RBC. Do I just assume it's from the IC?

Assume nothing: Do not assume the cause of the bleeding present, rather see your FP or Urology MD for confirmation. The ultimate fate of your kidneys is at risk if you assume and are wrong. ...Read more

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UA showed moderate blood in urine, but neg for RBC.Urine was yellow/clear.Specific gravity was >1.030.Have lupus & interstitial cystitis.Any concern?

UA showed moderate blood in urine, but neg for RBC.Urine was yellow/clear.Specific gravity was >1.030.Have lupus & interstitial cystitis.Any concern?

Okay,...: Your UA is okay with good working ability of kidneys since urine specific gravity is hight at 1.030. More? Ask doctor timely for detail. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more