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Does leukocytes in urine mean a UTI is present?

Does leukocytes in urine mean a UTI is present?

No: Wbc 's in the urine (pyuria) means there is inflammation somewhere along the urinary tract. Though an infection can cause a pyuria in many cases, other non- infectious causes exist: presence of a catheter, trauma, passing a kidney stone, lupus, are examples. ...Read more

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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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What does having high leukocytes in urine mean? 500 +++

What does having high leukocytes in urine mean? 500 +++

Infection: Leukocytes are white blood cells, which are the infection-fighters. If you have wbcs in the urine, then you probably have a urinary tract infection that needs to be treated with antibiotics. You may have symptoms like burning, pain, hesitancy, incontinence, frequency, urgency, nighttime urination, residual sensation after, or even blood in the urine. Watch out for fevers or back pain! ...Read more

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What exactly does having large leukocytes in urine mean?

What exactly does having large leukocytes in urine mean?

UTI, blockage : Leucocytes (wbcs) in urine most commonly suggest kidney or bladder infection bacterial or fungal , urinary blockage congenital or otherwise, not uncommon & benign in pregnancy, following surgical reconstruction, enlargement, repair or repalcement of bladder, urinary retention, catheter or foreign body in bladder, kidney or ureter. Sexual intercourse with subsequent cystitis or urethritis. ...Read more

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What does 500 leukocytes in your urine mean?

What does 500     leukocytes in your urine mean?

Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Normally there should be none or a very tiny amount. This finding needs to be looked at with other lab findings and clinical context such as symptoms, physical exam and so on. Please see your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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What does a trace of leukocytes in urine mean?

What does a trace of leukocytes in urine mean?

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. If you are having symptoms or other issues you may want to see your doctor for further assistance. ...Read more

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What does protein, leukocytes and nitrates in urine mean?

What does protein, leukocytes and nitrates in urine mean?

UTI: Protein,Leukocytes, and Nitrates may imply that you have a urinary tract infection. Are you having any symptoms of burning, itching, increased urinary frequency, urgency? If yes, then you should connect with us via Healthtap or see your PCP as you may need antibiotics for your condition. ...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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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