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Inflammation Found In Blood Test
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Is it normal to show no white blood cells in a urine test when showing high levels of nitrates in urine test?
Could drops of bright red blood in urine mean kidney stone? Previous urine tests showed blood & crystals but no infection and culture was negative.
Yes: Maybe stone but you need a urologic evaluation. ...Read more
Doctor found small trace of blood in my urine. Blood work came back good. What can cause blood in urine when blood work is good?
Depends on the test: If trace of blood was found on dipstick test of the urine, this might not be a thing of concern Having normal blood work is very reassuring. Minor bleeding from the genital area might give such result, and also minor trauma. If it persists,, or gets worse, it might need to be rechecked again ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can having a yeast infection show some trace of blood in urine and protein in urine. 14 weeks pregnant no high blood pressure.
White blood cells found in urine. Dip and culture negative for infection or bacteria. Ct scan normal, no stones or inflammation. What could be cause?
Contamination: It might not be a clean sample. It is very easy to repeat the test. ...Read more
Urine test showed white blood cells in urine but no infection. Blood test showed low white blood cell count. Any correlation?
No: They do not correlate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: There is a kind of blood infection in which yeast (Candida) grows in the blood, it is a serious complication in those whose immune system is not functioning normally or who have another serious critical illness. The organism can be detected in the blood in those cases at times. Other kinds of less serious skin or mucous membrane yeast infections do not show up in the blood. ( such as oral thrush) ...Read more
Blood Cultures: This is not a common question or situation and am not sure why you would ask. But, there are blood cultures. Staph is usually diagnosed by examination or direct wound culture. ...Read more
Tests: Lab tests are agent specific. If you test for specific drugs and they are present they will usually show up. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: The doctor who ordered this test is the best person to guide you. He/she is suspecting something wrong, now that you have something suspicious, further testing (?Cystoscopy) may be indicated. Atypical cells raise the suspicion of cancer but this is not a totally reliable test. ...Read more
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