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How to figure out the normal range of epithelial cells in urine?

How to figure out the normal range of epithelial cells in urine?

What type?: There are a number of different types of epithelial cells that may be present in the urine. Squamous cells indicate contamination with skin or vaginal contents. None of the other epithelial cells are not normally present in urine. ...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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What does it mean when you have squamous epithelial cells in urine?

What does it mean when you have squamous epithelial cells in urine?

Not worrisome: Squamous cells in urine could be contamination from genitalia's squamous epithelium mucosa or from trigone area of urinary bladder (female). Not worrisome. We are talking about benign squamous cells. ...Read more

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Epithelial cells in urine and have been having kidney pain. What is going on?

Epithelial cells in urine and have been having kidney pain. What is going on?

Try again: Epi's almost always are a marker of a contaminated specimen--it picked up skin cells along the stream. Need a good clean catch, and are looking for bacteria, white blood cells, nitrite, leukocyte esterase, and WBC casts for classic pyelonephritis (kidney infection). If ua clean other than red blood cells, might be a kidney stone. See a doctor for testing. ...Read more

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Results from urine sample show really high leucocytes and epithelial cells in urine. Also high erythrocytes. What could this be? No bacteria present.

Results from urine sample show really high leucocytes and epithelial cells in urine. Also high erythrocytes. What could this be? No bacteria present.

Might still be a UTI: Gram +ve organisms tike staphloccus, stretococcus, & enterococcus are all nitrite negative & thus urine dipstick can show as -ve for bacteria, yet you can still have a UTI, Urine needs 2B cultured to rule out a UTI in presence of so many leucocytes, Another explanation could be Mixture of introital smegma + some menstrual flow. Very rarely & unlikely TB, unless exposed. ...Read more

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There are 1-2 pus cells and 3-4 epithelial cell in my urine what does it means is it normal or not?

There are 1-2 pus cells and 3-4 epithelial cell in my urine what does it means is it normal or not?

Urinalysis: If you do not have symptoms these types and numbers of cells are within the normal range ...Read more

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What is the normal level of epithelial cell in urine of pregnant lady?

What is the normal level of epithelial cell in urine of pregnant lady?

Contaminant: There is no "normal" amount of these cells. These are basically normal cells that represent contamination of the urine specimen with skin cells. It is very common and not concerning. ...Read more

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What causes renal epithelial cells in my urine?

What causes renal epithelial cells in my urine?

Interstitial problem: Renal epithelial cells are not normally found in the urine. Their presence reflects inflammation of the interstitial portion of the kidney and can be due to drugs, infections, or other diseases. Renal epithelial cells need to be differentiated from look like sunny side up eggs. Other findings could include blood and white blood cells. I'd recommend that your urine be examined by a nephrologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a result of many epithelial cells in a urine test?

What does it mean if you have a result of many epithelial cells in a urine test?

Vaginal cells in it: Epithelial cells come from vagina and introitus and not from the urinary tract ; are a normal finding ; no cause for alarm. Squamous epithelial cells are a different matter ; could be from a squamous bladder growth. This would be uncommom in someone as young as you unless you born with bladder exstrophy. ...Read more

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WBC/HPF25-50, RVC/HPF2-5 Urine Epithelial Cells 1+No squamous epithelial cells 1+ Squamous epithelial urine bacteria 2+ urine moucose 1+ whatdoesitmean?

WBC/HPF25-50, RVC/HPF2-5 Urine Epithelial Cells 1+No squamous epithelial cells 1+ Squamous epithelial urine bacteria 2+ urine moucose 1+ whatdoesitmean?

Urine infection: Your urinalysis shows 25-50 White Blood Cells per High Power Field. The other values are either normal or just a little abnormal. This is very likely a urine infection. Do you have any symptoms? You probably need antibiotics.
Try to get a urine culture first. Your primary doctor can prescribe.
Consult me on Health Tap if you want to discuss more.
Dr. Long ...Read more

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What would be a reason for many epithelial cells present in a urine sample? Was also high for protein.

What would be a reason for many epithelial cells present in a urine sample? Was also high for protein.

Contamination: 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. Having said that, One likely explanation is contamination of urine with vaginal fluid. Consult this site for proper urine collection technique.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007487.htm ...Read more

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Abnormal urine epithelial cell large number of urine bacteria hyaline cast high & mixed flora of 3 oraganisms. What does this mean?

Abnormal urine epithelial cell large number of urine bacteria hyaline cast high & mixed flora of 3 oraganisms. What does this mean?

Contaminated specime: The urine was clearly not collected using a clean midstream catch and is contaminated with vaginal secretions. A UTI with more than a single organism is a rarity and would have to be further evaluated by experts. Disregard these results, they mean nothing. ...Read more

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Abnormal urine epithelial cell large number of urine bacteria hyaline cast high & mixed flora of 3 oraganisms. What does this mean? How do I treat it?

Abnormal urine epithelial cell large number of urine bacteria hyaline cast high & mixed flora of 3 oraganisms. What does this mean? How do I treat it?

Ti is probably: Not a good urine specimen and is contaminated (not a clean catch) with the large amount of epithelial cells and multiple organisms. You need a better quality specimen to be tested. ...Read more

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Can you please interupt this : turbid urine, epithelial cells- high, mucus -few, calcium oxalate crystals -few, amorphous crystals -many, and uric. ..

Can you please interupt this : turbid urine, epithelial cells- high, mucus -few, calcium oxalate crystals -few, amorphous crystals -many, and uric. ..

Normal urinalysis: All these findings are normal in urine, especially if it was not a good "clean catch" specimen. Nothing to worry about, in particular no evidence of infection. ...Read more

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Are these bad results in my urine test or no? URINE EPITHELIAL CELLS-None seen Mucus, UA-Present BACTERIA IN URINE-Few

Are these bad results in my urine test or no? URINE EPITHELIAL CELLS-None seen Mucus, UA-Present BACTERIA IN URINE-Few

Not really: In a normal urine, there shouldn't be any epithelial cells. Trauma or infection can cause them to be present. Few bacteria are not necessarily a bad sign. There is a condition called asymptomatic bactiuria (which just means bacteria in the urine without there being an infection). I'm not very concerned about the mucus. This should all be correlated with your symptoms of course. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a trace amount of albumin and occult blood, ketone boldies and bacteria present, epithelial cells 10-15 im urine test.?

What does it mean to have a trace amount of albumin and occult blood, ketone boldies and bacteria present, epithelial cells 10-15 im urine test.?

Contaminated: The epithelial cells tell me that there was some contamination of your sample. Just being a woman makes it more difficult to give a clean-catch urine. You may want to repeat it, perhaps next year or earlier if you physician advises. ...Read more

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Low rbc, high urea nitrogenBUN, high urine osmolality, high urine creatinine random, high UA sodium random, ab. Urine epithelial cell, k etones, ur. Mucus?

Low rbc, high urea nitrogenBUN, high urine osmolality, high urine creatinine random, high UA sodium random, ab. Urine epithelial cell, k etones, ur. Mucus?

Dehydrated: 39 F from Indy of unknown ethnicity medical or drugs notes low rbc high bun and high urine Na creat. ANS: sounds like anemia and dehydration or renal disease. The latter is often due to eating too much salt and HTN and choosing the wrong grandparents. Your Dr knows you best so ask them. ...Read more

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If a women is pregnant is it okay to have squamous epithelial cells in your urine?

If a women is pregnant is it okay to have squamous epithelial cells in your urine?

Come from vagina: Finding of squamous epithelial cells in womans urine indicates it is not a pure bladder ; urethral specimen as these structures are lined by transitional urethelial cells (tuc) ; not epithelial cells. Tucs are much samaller than vaginal epithelial cells. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and the doctor found epithelial cell in my urine is the baby and me at risk

I'm pregnant and the doctor found epithelial cell in my urine is the baby and me at risk

You are fine!: No reason to worry - we see epithelial cells in urinalyses all the time. No risk for your pregnancy unless you develop bacteriuria. Drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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I have 0-2/hpe pus cell and epithelial cell 0-3/hpe in urine test. What does this mean?

I have 0-2/hpe pus cell and epithelial cell 0-3/hpe in urine test. What does this mean?

Try again: It is always important to cleanse properly prior to obtaining the urine sample. Also, this type of result can be seen in the first void of the day. To verify this was accurate you should repeat the test making sure to cleanse properly and give a second (or subsequent) void of the day. ...Read more

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There has been 10-12 epithelial cells reported in my urine. I have been asked for a abdomen ultrasound. Why is that so? Any issues?

There has been 10-12 epithelial cells reported in my urine. I have been asked for a abdomen ultrasound. Why is that so? Any issues?

May not be related: It is normal to find a few epithelial cells in urine samples because of regular shedding of these cells which line the bladder and external urethra. An increased quantity of epithelial cells in urine usually just suggests a contaminated specimen; less likely a health problem. I would suspect another reason indicated for your ultrasound unless they found very unusual types of cells. ...Read more

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I'm 6 mos. Pregnant. I did urine test and rbcs are 0-1/ hpf, pus cells 4-6/ hpf and some epithelial cells are found in urine. Is that normal?

I'm 6 mos. Pregnant. I did urine test and rbcs are 0-1/ hpf, pus cells 4-6/ hpf and some epithelial cells are found in urine. Is that normal?

Urinalysis: This is a normal urinalysis in pregnancy. The most important urinary test in pregnancy is protein. Protein in the urine is a serious finding and can be associated with pre eclampsia, eclampsia, or underlying kidney disease made worse with pregnancy. ...Read more

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