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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Dr. Tara Solomon
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Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Dr. Tara Solomon
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Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Nonoxynol 9 : Yes, nonoxynol 9 and the condom itself can lead to inflammation of the vahina and elevated white cells. This is known as leukorrhea. It is not necessarily an infection like yeast. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Recurring utis, lower left back pain under rib cage, high white blood cell count in urine, nausea, weakness. Causes?

Dr. Michael Ein
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Pyelonephritis: It sounds like you have pyelonephritis/ renal infection. You could have infected kidney stones or an obstructing ureteral stone. You could have vessico-ureteral reflux or a large post void bladder residual. I would recommend that you see a urologist and get a renal/bladder ultrasound and voiding cysto-urethrogram. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Drazen Jukic
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What exactly does high white blood cell count in urine mean?

Dr. Drazen Jukic
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Infection: Most likely, bacterial inflammation (cystitis).

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Toddler had high white blood cell count in urine after fever of 102.5 for 5 days but no bacteria grew on culture. What could cause this ?

Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Need more : Details. Am presuming the urine culture may have been collected after she was already on a course of antibiotics for something else. ...Read more

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Dr. David Mcadams
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What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in your urine?

Dr. David Mcadams
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What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in your urine?

WBCs in urine: WBC's in the urine are commonly associated with infection or inflammation of the urinary tract. Urine infection (UTI), kidney infection (pyelonephritis), and kindey stones are common causes. Inflammation of the bladder wall (cystitis) is also common. Less common causes are things like nephrotic syndromes and allergic interstitial nephritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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What does high white blood cell but no nitrites in urine mean? My urine culture came back clean but have high white blood cell count.

Dr. Robert Killian
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Elevated White Cells: Elevation of the white blood cell count usually represents a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Can steroid abuse cause high white blood cell count and protein in your urine ? My white blood cell count is 15

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Can steroid abuse cause high white blood cell count and protein in your urine ? My white blood cell count is 15

Maybe but...: Our first concern is to rule out a serious infection (is your peripheral smear abnormal? Are the white cells primitive / angry-looking? Do you have symptoms?) and real kidney disease (how much protein, is it mostly albumin?) i hope you'll reconsider anabolic steroid use (if it's this kind of steroid); every guy i know who's tried this has regretted it. ...Read more

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Dr. James Burns
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I have slightly high white blood cell count and very high levels of protiens in my urine. What does this mean?

Dr. James Burns
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Slightly high: Wbc count is usually insignificant, but the elevated urine protein needs to be evaluated soon for any indicators of renal insufficiency and treated. Contact the individual ordering the lab tests, . ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Zweig
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Can infection in my tooth cause high white blood cell count?

Dr. Alan Zweig
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Can infection in my tooth cause high white blood cell count?

Yes: An infection in your body triggers the immune response, part of which is an increase in white blood cells. ...Read more

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