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What does it mean if I have leukocytes in my urine?

What does it mean if I have leukocytes in my urine?

Urine results: Leukocytes/white blood cells indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Ketones are breakdown products of fats/fatty acids & seen in fasting or starvation. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we would need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate. ...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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I have leukocytes in my urine, what'ss that about? Could it be diabetes?

I have leukocytes in my urine, what'ss that about? Could it be diabetes?

Leukocytes in Urine: This sounds more like a urinary tract infection than diabetes. In diabetes one would or could have sugar and protein spilling into the urine. ...Read more

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I have traces of leukocytes in my urine do I need to see a doctor?

I have traces of leukocytes in my urine do I need to see a doctor?

Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. If you are having symptoms or other issues you may want to see your doctor for further assistance. ...Read more

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Tested positive on leukocytes in my urine with Azo urine test, but at the doctors the culture came back negative. But I don't understand how my urine ?

Tested positive on leukocytes in my urine with Azo urine test, but at the doctors the culture came back negative. But I don't understand how my urine ?

Urine WBC, UTI, STD?: The Azo urine leukocytes (WBC) test gives a clue about urinary tract infection, but that's all. WBCs can appear in the urine from vulva or vaginal fluids if not a good "clean catch" specimen. Discuss with doctor if you have typical UTI symptoms (urgency, burning). If not, retest and don't worry if leukocytes normal. STDs also can cause urine WBC with negative culture, so get checked if at risk. ...Read more

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Why do I still have nitrates and leukocytes on my urine dipstick when the urine culture is negative?

Why do I still have nitrates and leukocytes on my urine dipstick when the urine culture is negative?

Many reasons: There are many possible reasons why a urine culture is negative but the nitrates and leukocytes are positive. 1. If your taking antibiotics then that would prevent growth of the urine culture. 2. The leukocytes and nitrates do not represent an actual bacterial infection but other viral, chemical, or environmental reasons for a positive result 3. Dipstick test or urine culture tests are false. ...Read more

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I have continued blood, protein and sometimes leukocytes in my urine over the last 4 months. 50% of my urine cultures come back normal though. ?

I have continued blood, protein and sometimes leukocytes in my urine over the last 4 months. 50% of my urine cultures come back normal though. ?

Get checked: Persistent blood should be explained. You need to see a urologist to have them do further tests such as cystoscopy to examine in more detail. ...Read more

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Just got lab results back for urine test and my test came back with no pathogen but found leukocytes in my urine. Does this mean I have no infection?

Just got lab results back for urine test and my test came back with no pathogen but found leukocytes in my urine. Does this mean I have no infection?

A few leukocytes OK: It depends on 1) your clinical symptoms -which have to be correlated with the lab findings and 2) how many leukocytes (WBCs) there were. Most labs allow up to 5 WBCs per field when looking at the urine under a microscope. Sometimes other things can cause WBCs to be there such as medications, kidney diseases that are not infections, or kidney/bladder stones. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and have been told I have leukocytes in my urine but no bacteria. What would cause leukocytes in my urine?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and have been told I have leukocytes in my urine but no bacteria.  What would cause leukocytes in my urine?

Bacteria and leukocy: From your vagina if u didn"t clean yourself off well, if u get sxs like frequency or burning or pain when u urinate then the urine can be sent for another culture and remember any ?S u have about your pregnancy , u should be calling your OB or midwife or whomever is going to do your delivery, they should always answer any ?S u have , if they don't then find someone else. ...Read more

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Test strip showed positive for Ketones and Leukocytes when testing my urine..why?

Test strip showed positive for Ketones and Leukocytes when testing my urine..why?

Ketone in urine: Ketones in urine indicate either inadequate calories, or excess alcohol without eating, or diabetes out of control. Leukocytes in urine indicate infection or inflammation. What is relevantto you?? ...Read more

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