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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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Can blood and high white cell count in urine be sign of std?

Can blood and high white cell count in urine be sign of std?

UTI?: Not necessarily, but most likely a sign of urinary tract infection. Need urine culture/sensitivity. ...Read more

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

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

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

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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What are the causes of chronic high white cell count?

What are the causes of chronic high white cell count?

Varies: Usually the WBC goes up in response to some kind of infection or inflammatory condition in the body. If the white cells are abnormal, it can be a sign of a blood disease like a leukemia. Sometimes there is no obvious cause of persistent WBC elevation. ...Read more

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What does a high white cell count, high red cell count mean?

What does a high white cell count, high red cell count mean?

A few things: If your white cell count is elevated by itself, it typically means that you have some sort of infection. However, if both your red cells and white cells are elevated at the same time, it probably just means that you are dehydrated. There are a other common conditions include stress polycythemi, a and more rarely, polycythemia rubra vera, these causes are all easy to excluded! ...Read more

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I had a abnormal pap 6 months ago and am going in for a repeat tomorrow. They said high white cell count, what could this mean?

I had a abnormal pap 6 months ago and am going in for a repeat tomorrow.  They said high white cell count,  what could this mean?

Unclear info: Did they say high white cell count in PAP? If so, that means there was inflammation probably due to an infection. In any case you should get the scheduled test done. You are young enough for HPV vaccination and should discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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White Cell Count (Definition)

This is the number of white blood cells per microlitre. It includes neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, and other rarer types such ...Read more