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Remedies For Leukocytes In Urine
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
Stone?: Some bacteria like Proteus associated with Struvite stones produce an enzyme called Urease which increases urine pH and can produce white cells or leukocytes in the urine. This is one possibility. The second is that you are taking a medication that alkalinizes urine. Please review your med list. ...Read more
All urine results, neg, but LEUKOCYTE ESTERASE shows MODERATE. What does this mean? Last time it was SMALL/Clear. This time MODERATE/SLIGHTLY-CLOUDY.
Urinalysis: Cloudy urine and urine containing white blood cells(leukocytes) don't necessarily signify a urinary tract infection. The white cells may be contaminants from a vaginal infection or discharge. A clean catch urine culture would rule in or out a urinary tract infection. If you have a vaginal discharge, see your gynecologist and he/she can order any appropriate urinary tests if no vaginal infection ...Read more
Urine dip help: You report you took abx 1 month ago and did a urine dip that was trace positive for leukocytes. Of importance -- did you have any sxs of UTI at either of these times? Is urine dip +ve for leuk esterase or leukocytes? Any other cells? If + leukocytes and other cells and sxs, would get C&S and treat with appropriate abx. If just trace leuk est and no other cells or sxs, would follow and consult GYN. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my leukocyte esterase result was 500 and blood number in urine was 25? If so what could be problem?
My Urine routine test has leukocyte estersae present with RBC 2-3, pus cells 8-10 And epithelia cells 3-5. Iam really freaking out. Help.?
Recent urine test shows Leukocyte Esterase Small. What does that mean? Also, shows Moderate Blood and Turbid appearance. Any ideas?
I had a blood test and urine test. Everything was normal, but my urine test showed leukocyte esterase said small (1+) (negative)a . I took another one he said 99% it will be fine. I'm freaking out.
Not to worry:
The urine dip test is only a screening test. In women, it is not unusual to find a small quantity of leukocyte esterase in the urine which can be from vaginal contamination.
A urine culture is the definitive test for urinary tract infection. In the worst case scenario if you culture is positive, a short course of antibiotic is usually all that is needed to cure it. ...Read more
How abnormal is 5-10 for WBC in a urine test? I am curious about a small abnormality on my physical:
the results of the urine chem/microscopy say trace of leukocyte esterase (reference range: negative) and a flag says ab. Following that the WBC is ab
A few white blood cells in the urine of a female patient is very common, especially if the urine sample was not collected in particular manner. If a physician is interested in getting urine from a woman's bladder that has not been contaminated by passing through the vagina, which normally contains bacteria and white blood cells, the sample should be collected by asking the woman to use an antiseptic towelette to wipe the vagina while spreading the inner labia, then to urinate into the toilet for a second, stop urinating, then urinate into the specimen cup.
If you didn't collect the urine in this manner, then it's more than likely that the white blood cells are from the vagina, not the bladder as are the bacteria and the leuk esterase. If it is noted that there were squamous epithelial cells in the urine, then it's even more likely, because those cells are found only in the vagina, not the bladder.
Back pain is a common symptom, and occasionally it is the sole symptom of a urinary tract infection, but not usually. Most of the time people with utis will have pain on urination or frequency of urination, fevers, or pain on the sides of their back. If you have any of these (fever, urinary pain or frequency, or pain on the sides of your back) or if the middle back pain persists for more than a week, you should see a doctor. But the biggest thing here is, the physician who ordered the urine test should be available and eager to answer your question. ...Read more
Why does leukocyte show up in my urine test at the doctors when the tests come back from the lab as normal?
Specimen collection?: Maybe a difference in collection technique, such as a better "clean catch" specimen on the one that went to the lab. Or a difference in testing methods. The result from the lab probably is more likely to be reliable. Check back with your doctor if you have symptoms that suggest urinary tract infection or otherwise uncertain. ...Read more
I have leukocyte estrerase positive in urine report.wbc range is also 0-5 present.what its mean. I have also tiny concretions in kidney ultrasound repo?
Uncertain findings: The issue is whether you have any urinary symptoms at this time? If not, it is likely unimportant. If you do, you may receive an empiric abx treatment or further evaluation ...Read more