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How serious is kidney infection or pyuria?
Is it contagious? Or it can be treated with pills and syrups..Does it cause sexual issue
Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. Neither are contagious. ...Read more
I get infrequent blood spotting every month before my period with a week or 2, i did a urine sample test and the result is sterile pyuria, what's this?
Sterile pyuria: Means presence of white cells in the urine in the absence of bacterial infection on culture. It could be due to kidney disease, autoimmune or systemic illness, tb, medication side effect etc. Infrequent spotting could be from hormonal imbalance, ovarian, thyroid or adrenal problems. Take care! .http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/pyuria. ...Read more
I have hashimoto's disease. I also have sterile pyuria, and am positive for ANA and CRP readings. Could these readings be caused by leukemia?
No: Sterile pyuria can be caused by infection- especially fungal and tb; systemic inflammation-like autoimmune disease, sarcoid; drug related, stones, malignancy etc. No the increase of ANA and CRP are not equal to leukemia. I am more concerned of chronic inflammation/infection and autoimmune condition- especially that you also have autoimmune disease on your thyroid gland/hashimoto's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have low cortisol. Ana, CRP and sterile pyuria have all been detected. Can i still use hc for low cortisol with these signs of inflammation?
Serious stuff: You describe yourself as having both adrenal insufficiency and hashimoto's; this sounds like schmidt's. Your life is in danger hour-to-hour if you do not manage your cortisol replacement exactly as you should. Don't accept advice from anyone but your physician, & if you have unanswered questions / are unsatisfied, get a consultation from another endocrinologist. Do not discontinue your replacement. ...Read more
Physical shows I have high lymphs, WBC esterase, wbc, and crystals in urine. But no nitrites or bacteria present. No pain. What causes sterile pyuria?
10mth constant mod/severe flank/side/abdo pain. Urine sterile-pyuria/blood/protein. Seen nephrologist & urologist & gynaecologist- no diagnosis. Help?
Endometriosis?: Endometriosis can cause pain in the abdomen and pelvis. It seems that you likely had a thorough work up if you saw both a urologist and a nephrologist. Without a physical exam and your complete history it's difficult to diagnose, but pain syndromes should be considered. Maybe get a 2nd opinion from another gynecologist? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sterile pyuria and have tested negative (multiple times) for uti's, kidney disease, sti's, and hiv. What could be causing my sterile pyuria?
Inflammation?: "pyuria", or white blood cells in the urine is a sign of inflammation. The inflammation could be from a number of causes, and infection is just one of them. When you have inflammation from non-infectious causes, you could see "sterile" pyuria. Some of these non-infection related causes include drug-related allergic reactions, autoimmune (lupus), malignancies, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent abdo/pelvic MRI shows simple cyst left kidney. Could it cause: ua over 18mth high pyuria, occasional haematuria, proteinuria & infection?
Simple cyst : Simple renal cysts are relatively common. If on MRI or contrast enhanced ct or even a good ultrasound, they meet the criteria for simple cyst, there's really no reason for concern. Solitary cysts of the kidney (of this nature) are not associated with the symptoms and findings you described. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just my lblood work back
wbc 11.7 h
rdw 15.5 h
neutrophilis absolute 8564 h
leukocyte esterase moderate 2+
bacteria few 10-25 h
my dr is running another blood test for leukopenia and pyuria why is running these test ? Plus another WBC w
Confusion: The best person to ask these questions is your doctor. In addition, he/she can explain the results and put them into context for you. ...Read more