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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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What does it mean when you have ++ mucus threads and + ep cells?

What does it mean when you have ++ mucus threads and + ep cells?

Normal urinalysis: These are normal in a urine, especially in women if it was not a careful "clean catch" specimen. When producing urine for testing, women should wipe the genital area, then start urinating into the toilet while holding labia apart, then move the container into the stream and out again. This helps prevent getting vaginal fluid and genital mucus in the specimen, which probably is what happened here. ...Read more

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What does it means when you have ++ mucus threads and + ep cells?

What does it means when you have ++ mucus threads and + ep cells?

Probably normal: These are normal and expected in women's urinalysis results, especially if not a "clean catch" urine specimen. See my reply to your other question for more detail. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have mucus threads in my urinalysis?

What does it mean to have mucus threads in my urinalysis?

Usually nothing: Mucus frequently appears in the urine. If there are no symptoms, it is nothing. If you are concerned, you can have a formal urinalysis done by your primary doctor. ...Read more

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My urinalysis has no bacteria, but does have mucus threads. What could be wrong?

My urinalysis has no bacteria, but does have mucus threads. What could be wrong?

Probably nothing: Mucous threads may appear microscopically in urine with or without infection. If you do not have other indications of infection this will probably be a normal variant. ...Read more

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Please interpret my urinalysis result:Mucus threads - occassional, Bacteria - rare, amorphous phos - few. thanks?

Culture: Why was the urinalysis done?Are you on antibiotics? If not,it may be a good idea if you have symptoms to get urine culture. Amorphous phosphates in an alkaline urine(ph above 7) may indicate proreus uti. Talk to the doctor who ordered the test.Good luck. ...Read more

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I have high sgpt result 114 .45u/l is this the reason why my urine slightly hazy, loaded with mucus threads and rare bacteria. ?

I have  high sgpt result 114 .45u/l  is this the reason why my urine  slightly hazy,  loaded with mucus threads and rare bacteria. ?

Your liver function : Is high so your dr should consider stopping your crestor (rosuvastatin). Also get checked for viral and alcohol induced hepatitis, kidney problem etc. Follow up with your primary dr and cardiologist. Be motivated to quit drinking alcohol to prevent cirrhosis. God bless u! ...Read more

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What is the implication of mucus threads in urine? Could long standing Lichen Sclerosis contribute to the finding of mucus threads?

Here are some...: Mucus in urine oftentimes results from contamination at urine collection, which occurs most commonly in females of overweight. Lichen sclerosis would not induce mucus appearance in urine. Hence, it is reasonable to repeat urinalysis with the carefully collected fresh urine specimen, and is is okay to see mucus as long as being comfortable in urine and having no blood or bacteria in urine. ...Read more

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Hd urinalysis, it says rbc 16-18hpf and pus 1-2 hpf, moderate bacteria, few mucus threads and epithelial cells. Should i be concerned?

Hd urinalysis, it says rbc 16-18hpf and pus 1-2 hpf, moderate bacteria, few mucus threads and epithelial cells. Should i be concerned?

Blood in urine: 16 to 18 RBC's in the urine indicates blood in the urine. Blood in the urine (unless it is menstrural blood) is not normal and should be evaluated. Possible causes include infection, stones, blood disorders, trauma and tumors. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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What does it mean is pus 0-2, RBC 0-2, bacteria is few, epithelial cells few and mucus threads many in my urinalysis test result?Thanks!

What does it mean is pus 0-2, RBC 0-2, bacteria is few, epithelial cells few and mucus threads many in my urinalysis test result?Thanks!

Unremarkable: If this is a freely voided urine specimen, it is relatively unremarkable; no specific findings - no blood/infection/probable mild contamination as a voided specimen. ...Read more

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My daughter urinalysis test says she had few bacteria, Epithelial cells, Mucus Threads and Amorphous Urates are RARE. What does it mean?

My daughter urinalysis test says she had few bacteria, Epithelial cells, Mucus Threads and Amorphous Urates are RARE. What does it mean?

Not much: The assessment of the findings depends a lot on how it was obtained.Most 6 yo females will squat and pee, with minimal preparation and give a sample representing a vaginal washout + bladder contents. All the elements in this report are normal for such a specimen. If prepared well and done by catheter,you expect less debris. ...Read more

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Every time I pee I have Mucus threads.. What is it how can I get rid of them.. If I pee a lot will they go away? Also why does it tickle in my urethra

Every time I pee I have Mucus threads.. What is it how can I get rid of them.. If I pee a lot will they go away? Also why does it tickle in my urethra

Possible infection: A tickling sensation in the urethra along with " mucous threads" may signal an infection. Suggest you see a doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Urinalysis result; acidic reaction; 6 pH and 0-1 rbc,1-2 pus cells,occasional squamous,few bacteria,rare mucus threads,rare amorphous urates,alarming?

Urinalysis result; acidic reaction; 6 pH and 0-1 rbc,1-2 pus cells,occasional squamous,few bacteria,rare mucus threads,rare amorphous urates,alarming?

Normal urine study: Those results are "within normal limits". You may want to drink a little bit more water to stay well hydrated. In the Philippines I recommend coconut water also. ...Read more

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