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Doctor insights on: Large Leukocytes In Urine During Pregnancy

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Why the number of leukocyte increase in pregnancy?

Why the number of leukocyte increase in pregnancy?

Immune response: White blood cells are part of the body's defense system. They attack what is not supposed to be in a particular human's body like bacteria or cancer cells. Half of a fetus is from the father, resembling a transplant. Mom's immune system would reject the fetus, if it wouldnt' be modified in a way not to do that. Part of the process is an increase in the leucocyte numbers. ...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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24w pregnant. Blood work shows Granulocytes immature little high, cut off 0.2 and mine is 0.2. WBC and neutrophils high too Normal during pregnancy?

24w pregnant. Blood work shows Granulocytes immature little high, cut off 0.2 and mine is 0.2. WBC and neutrophils high too Normal during pregnancy?

Yes: White blood cell counts are normally higher than usual during pregnancy. You did not give the actual numbers. 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, I do not see any reason for concern. ...Read more

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Im male 23 been having burning urination and back has been killing me for a month I got urine test which said I have a large amount of leukocyte but ?

Im male 23 been  having burning urination and back has been killing me for a month I got urine test which said I have a large amount of leukocyte but ?

Infection: The burning, the back pain and the urine test are all indicative of a urinary tract infection. It could be in the bladder, the prostate, or the kidney. They usually respond well to antibiotics. It would be best to get a urine culture to confirm the diagnosis. Once you have left the specimen, ask your doctor to order antibiotics and see if he can determine the source of the symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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Low WBC in pregnancy, should I be concerned?

Low WBC in pregnancy, should I be concerned?

How low?: Modestly low WBC usually not a concern. Need the values to comment meaningfully. ...Read more

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Is wbc of 13.7 considered to be okay in pregnancy? I'm 8 weeks. I don't think I have any infections... my wbc nonpregnant is usually between 9 and 11.

Is wbc of 13.7 considered to be okay in pregnancy? I'm 8 weeks. I don't think I have any infections... my wbc nonpregnant is usually between 9 and 11.

Okay: Pregnancy causes an increase in the number of white blood cells that were "hanging out" on the inside of the blood vessels(margination) awaiting a stimulus to "spring into action" to do so. You are increasing your blood volume, pace and red cells as your pregnancy grows and the white blood cells don't "stick to the sides" of the blood vessels in that situation but circulate and are normally tested ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant, wbc 13.7. My count always runs around 9.5-10.5. Is this normal is pregnancy?

8 weeks pregnant, wbc 13.7. My count always runs around 9.5-10.5. Is this normal is pregnancy?

Yes: It is normal to have a small elevation in your white blood cell count during pregnancy. If you experience a fever or become ill, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Had my semen analysis...all parameters are fine but wbc is showing between 15-20 hpf but in culture there is no infection....did it hamper pregnancy?

Had my semen analysis...all parameters are fine but wbc is showing between 15-20 hpf but in culture there is no infection....did it hamper pregnancy?

It may have: White blood cells are of various types with specific duties. Macrophages(a type of white blood cell) are known to phagocytize (engulf and destroy) spermatozoa if present in large numbers. Talk to your MD about the best way to proceed if you are serious about fertilization and pregnancy. A Urologist is a good MD to start the discussion. ...Read more

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32 weeks pregnant, elevated WBC & lymphocytes/granulcytes. Can this be a simple reaction to pregnancy? Terrified of a leukemia diagnosis..

32 weeks pregnant, elevated WBC & lymphocytes/granulcytes. Can this be a simple reaction to pregnancy? Terrified of a leukemia diagnosis..

Could be: Could certainly be pregnancy related though also could be a sign of an infection, though without other symptoms that is unlikely. Without symptoms it's also unlikely to be leukemia and in that, abnormal cells are seen usually when the blood is examined under the microscope, which is a test your physician can order. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more