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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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At home UTI test positive for leukocytes but urine test at hospital negative for white and red blood cells. 24 weeks pregnant. Uti?

At home UTI test positive for leukocytes but urine test at hospital negative for white and red blood cells.  24 weeks pregnant.  Uti?

URINE ANALYSIS: The dip stick is quite non-specific for an actual infection. The microscopic eval. With a culture and symptoms check is the way to diagnose and appropriately treat a uti. ...Read more

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Found 55count protien and 3 red blood cells in urine what does this mean?

See nephrologist: Repeat urinalysis x 3 times-different time of the day. Must see a kidney specialist. Renal scan is an easy test to rule out many causes. Drink filtered water-8-10 glasses/day need to find the cause of proteinuria. ...Read more

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I have constant pain by my kidney and also have both white, & red blood cells in urine. What could be the cause?

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

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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?

Sounds like UTI : A urinary tract infection is certainly a good start. It seems reasonable. You can follow up on the urine culture which will come back in two to three days. ...Read more

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I have white and red blood cells in urine and high white count in CBC but no bacteria in urine culture. Swollen lymph nodes in neck. Tire easily ?

I have white and red blood cells in urine and high white count in CBC but no bacteria in urine culture.  Swollen lymph nodes in neck. Tire easily ?

Check type WBC: You need to see the type of white blood cells You cold have mono or Epstein Barr virus It gives you elevated lymphocytes and swollen glands. Sometimes you can have blood in your urine. Get the other blood tests done to check for mono or other viral infections. You also could have strep with elevated WBC with neutrophils along with swollen glands. See your PCP for more testing ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more


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