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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?
For 9 months consistently I am flagged with my urine tests at over 500 for the leukocyte esterase, I’m usually also flagged for nitrates being hi.
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Why were the tests done? Do you have any symptoms? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests.
The two results you mentioned are markers for urinary infection.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
Hi, I did urine dipstick for Yula for she has increased urine frequency and she's quite confused, it tested positive. Leukocyte is 125, CHON=0.30, and the rest of the indicators have no trace.
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Hi I had a urine test and had positive leukocyte esterase. No other symptoms. Can it mean anything other than a UTI or could it be lab error?
I got my urine analysis and find an acidic ph 5
20-30 Pus cells
Many epithelial cells
I need help to know whats wrong?
I have symptoms feeling like a UTI. My urinalysis showed 25 lev leukocyte. I went to the doctor who said that does not indicate a UTI. Does it?
I'm male 23 been having burning urination and back has been killing me for a month I got urine test which said I have a large amount of leukocyte but?
The burning, the back pain and the urine test are all indicative of a urinary tract infection. It could be in the bladder, the prostate, or the kidney. They usually respond well to antibiotics. It would be best to get a urine culture to confirm the diagnosis. Once you have left the specimen, ask your doctor to order antibiotics and see if he can determine the source of the symptoms.
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How do I get a high white blood count in my urine but test negative for nitrites and leukocyte esterase?
UA results: Nitrites indicate bacterial abundance. If negative, then very low grade infection or no infection exists. Leuk esterase indicates leukocyte enzyme release, reflecting battling leukocytes. If neg, then no leuk attack present, or very low grade. So --- leukocytes without infection do appear in urine from interstitial nephritis, usually allergic, or from interstitial cystitis, usually of unknown ...Read more
If >100 squamous epithelial cells/lpf indicates contamination of urine specimen, do I still need worry abt high wbc, pos leukocyte esterase & mucous?
What does it mean if urine is cloudy & trace of occult blood, 2+ Leukocyte Esterase, WBC10-20, 6-10Squamous Epithelial cells, few Bacteria& 0-5Hyalin?
UTI: Consult your PCP for treatmentGet a more detailed answer ›
What do these test results mean? CO2 20 LO, ALT 36 HI, MPV 12.1 HI, Ketone, Urine 3+,80 mg/dL,*Leukocyte Esterase MODERATE *, WBC, Urine 5-10 HI
Discuss results: The Dr who ordered the test needs to provide feedback to you in a way that clarifies the impact on your Dx and Tx options. It should make sense to you or it is not a finished piece of work. Get a consult and perhaps bring someone along to help you understand and remember the details. ...Read more