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Red And White Blood Cells In Urine
Pyuria: White blood cells in urine usually are there because of an infection in the urinary tract. However, they can also be there in large numbers in a female when there is a vaginal infection or when she is having her period (always see red cells also in this situation). My best advice is to see your doctor and have a urine culture done to see what is going on. ...Read more
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
Red and white blood cells in urine. Docs not worried - decided it was endometriosis (without further tests). Should i seek 2nd opinion?
DEFINITELY!: Red and white blood cells in urine could mean possible bladder infection; urine culture can confirm this. Endometriosis can only be diagnosed by a biopsy or direct visualization (can't biopsy something that you can't see so visualization is required) via laparoscopy. Start with a urine culture; if negative and there is suspicion for endometriosis, see a gynecologist. Best of luck. ...Read more
All STD tests came back negative. I have red and white blood cells in my urine and no bacteria. What could this indicate?i
Maybe nothing: It is all about how many. A few such cells are normal and in a young woman, they are often contaminants. ...Read more
I have red and white blood cells in urine but no bacteria. I also have abdominal pain and pain in my sides. Any ideas?
Epithelial cells and mucus present in urine, normal red blood cells and white blood cells in urine .No symptoms , possible causes ?
Need more info: How many red cells and how many white cells? Who asked for the test and why? Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Burning during urination for 3-4 days . Went to doctor. Blood in urine no longer detectable visually. Red and white blood cells detected during preliminary urine analysis. Received ciprofloxacin to treat a potential UTI. Doctor did not do a physical exami
Not much to do: When the symptoms are classic urinary tract infection and the urinalysis is also agreeing, there really isn't much of a physical exam that is necessary. if you were also having significant vaginal symptoms - discharge, burning, pain with intercourse, fever and pelvic pain, then certainly a pelvic exam should also be done. ...Read more
I have constant pain by my kidney and also have both white, & red blood cells in urine. What could be the cause?
#1= infection, #2 =?: Obviously you've had a urinalysis. The next step would to go over this with your M.D. The question is what caused the infection, and is it secondary to other problems such as kidney stones, some other inflammatory process (of which there are many). Autoimmune diseases, reactions to medications are all possible. ...Read more
Healthy 32 yro woman, white/red blood cells in urine, only symptom low back pn.Plain xray looks clear. Doc says uti, but no burning when urinating?
UTI vs other: This can represent a urinary tract infection (uti). ...Read more
I have hemorrhagic cystitis blood still in my urine. Would it have red and white blood cells if it is coming from kidneys?
I have hemorrhagic cystitis & still have blood in my urine. Does the blood have both red & white blood cells. I know i hurt bad.
Yes: Blood has red and white blood cells. Probably need to see urologist to find the cause and to get treated. ...Read more
My daughter had a urine done recently due to UTI symptoms it showed 93 WBC 1198 red blood cells no nitrates cultures grew ecoli possible causes?
Yes and no: As single cells, the naked eye would not be able to see individual white blood cells. So if there is just a small amount you could not rely on just looking at urine and know with certainty. However, in large groups as pus, white blood cells and other materials can be seen in this way. So large amounts would be more obvious, just like looking at pus around a wound. ...Read more
Infection: White cells (leucocytes) are the bodies way to fight infection. White cells in the urine are due to infection somewhere in the urinary tract. The infection could be in the urethra, bladder or kidney. In males the sexual delivery system could also be infected. Hopefully the specimen containing the white cells was collected properly and if so it could be analyzed for bacterial growth. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Can be a sign of infection so see your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
White cells in urine: WBC's in urine mean inflammation anywhere in the urine collecting system, starting from the outer part of genitals all the way up to the kidneys. Usualy infection is the frequest cause, but other causes of inflammation like stones, dehydration may cause white cells to show in urine. Get your urine retested after hydration fo further treatmetn options. ...Read more
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