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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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Had pelvic u/s cos of high WBC in urine. Person that did my u/s said everything looked ok but he will send result to my dr. Should i still be worried?

Had pelvic u/s cos of high WBC in urine. Person that did my u/s said everything looked ok but he will send result to my dr. Should i still be worried?

Somewhat: The most common cause of a high urine white cell count is an infection of the bladder. This won't show on ultrasound, which is done to exclude other possible causes, some very serious. So if the u/s is negative, according to the tech who did it, that's good news, but you still have to find out why there are white blood cells in the urine and be treated for that--it isn't normal. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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High WBC in urine, no infection on urine culture, smoker, family cancer history, referred to urinology, what are the different things this could mean?

High WBC in urine, no infection on urine culture, smoker, family cancer history, referred to urinology, what are the different things this could mean?

Pyuria: You have a sterile pyuria. Did you take any recent abx? A local bladder pathology is possible but less likely. Kidney stone, or a process within in the kidney of inflammation or a primary glomerular process can do this. Agree with urology but you need to see a kidney doc. Best of luck. This search can cause long and cause anxiety. Hang in there ...Read more

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Toddler has high WBC in urine after high fever 5 days. Culture no bacteria. Not on antibiotic until after urinalysis. Still having symptoms. Cause?

Toddler has high WBC in urine after high fever 5 days. Culture no bacteria. Not on antibiotic until after urinalysis. Still having symptoms. Cause?

How toddler feels...: High WBC in ua with high fever reasonably to consider UTI regardless the no positive finding of u-culture and renal ultrasound. How is toddler general well-being and growth? It this his/her first bout? How does he/she pee, emptying well? Clinically, it's reasonable to finish a one-wk course of antibiotics and watch. Of course, work closely with the attending doctor. Best wishes... ...Read more

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High WBC in urine. Negative pregnancy test. Late period by 2 weeks. Diarrhea and cramps in lower left abdomen?

High WBC in urine. Negative pregnancy test. Late period by 2 weeks. Diarrhea and cramps in lower left abdomen?

Not sure of your ?: Here's some general info. High WBC in urine may indicate a urinary tract infection or simply contamination from vaginal secretions. A urine culture can sort this out. The diarrhea and cramps in lower abdomen could be unrelated to your late period. However, there is a small chance, if you had intercourse since your LMP, of an ectopic pregnancy. If the pain is severe & persistent, see a doctor! ...Read more

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Is RBC in urine of 5-10 high if WBC in urine is 0-5?

Is RBC in urine of 5-10 high if WBC in urine is 0-5?

Microhematuria: White cell count makes no difference. If this is new hematuria, it may need to be worked up. ...Read more

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If you had ovarian cancer and it ruptured would that cause high WBC count in urine? Would that be very painful in the moment and then stop hurting?

If you had ovarian cancer and it ruptured would that cause high WBC count in urine? Would that be very painful in the moment and then stop hurting?

Peritoneal spread: If ovarian cancer ruptures it would cause the tumor to spread inside the abdominal cavity which is a much more serious issue than the questions you are asking. If you have any doubt, please see your doctor for a consultation. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more