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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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Any feedback on high urinary output without excessive intake, electrolytes off in blood and 24hr urine. Also, High protein in urine, low nitrogen ua?

Any feedback on high urinary output without excessive intake, electrolytes off in blood and 24hr urine. Also, High protein in urine, low  nitrogen ua?

Nephrologist: A kidney specialist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. High urinary output out of proportion to fluid intake could be due to a pituitary gland problem,diabetes mellitus, or primary kidney disease. High protein in the urine suggests kidney damage. The nephrologist will order the appropriate tests and diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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High WBC count, extremely high neutrophils, protein in urine, fatigue, night sweats, no appetite. What is going on?

High WBC count, extremely high neutrophils, protein in urine, fatigue, night sweats, no appetite. What is going on?

Seriously sick: You have bacterial endocarditis until proved otherwise. If it was TB instead, I woudn't be surprised. Or any of several other entities that are all serious but manageable. Get with a competent physician who can proceed with a proper workup without delay. ...Read more

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What does a urine white blood count of 100 mean?

What does a urine white blood count of 100 mean?

White blood cells: Normally white blood cells are not found in urine. 100 per high power field is a quantity. 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 urine. Lab findings must be taken in clinical context; we need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate. ...Read more

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Will herpes cause your a higher white blood count in urine?

Will herpes cause your a higher white blood count in urine?

Herpes: Herpes infections usually do not cause an increase of white blood cells in the urine. White blood cell count in the urine is due to an infection of the bladder, ureters or kidneys. Herpes infections can cause shedding of epithelial cells [skin cells] in the urine ...Read more

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Can methotrexate make your white blood count high in your urine?

Can methotrexate make your white blood count high in your urine?

See below: The white blood cells could be from a urinary tract infection and Methotrexate does increase your risk of infections. The other possibility is that you could have a kidney disease such as glomeronephritis. Talk to your doctor about your test results. ...Read more

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A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

See below: Can be due to infection in the kidney called pyelonephritis or severe bladder infection called cystitis.Sometimes white cells in the urine may be due to a allergic reaction in the kidney from some medications. ...Read more

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My sons c reactive protein level is 4.2 but white blood count is ok. What does this mean?

My sons c reactive protein level is 4.2 but white blood count is ok. What does this mean?

CRP: C-reactive protein (CRP) is just an indication of inflammation going on in the body. That level is very mild elevation, and could be seen with even something as minor as a cold or a local infection from a bug bite. Don't get hung up on lab values - focus more on how your child feels and is doing. What was the reason they checked these things in the first place -start with that and discuss with doc. ...Read more

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Protein In Urine (Definition)

Protein is an expensive commodity for the body. The kidneys are entrusted to return protein back to the body during filtering, and not lose it to the urine. Losses > 150mg/day are indicative of a problem with the filtration mechanism of the kidney. A nephrologist should be consulted ...Read more


Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more