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What can elevated WBC (6-10) in ua mean in dmt1 patient if no bacteria, esterase, nitrates, pain UTI symptoms, etc.? Could it be elevated still from a UTI in mid-december? No hema/proteinuria either

What can elevated WBC (6-10) in ua mean in dmt1 patient if no bacteria, esterase, nitrates, pain UTI symptoms, etc.? Could it be elevated still from a UTI in mid-december? No hema/proteinuria either

Get culture: You need a urine culture to grow out bacteria to determine if real infection; that will tell u. It could be a contaminant especially if no sx's and a high number of squamous epithelial cells. Are there symptoms? Kinda need 2 know what's are looking for. ...Read more

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Dr. Nour Baltagi
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Proteinuria (Definition)

Proteinuria means the presence of excess of serum proteins in the urine. The excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy. Up to 150 mg a day of protein may be excreted by a normal person most of this being tamm-horsfall protein. Between 150-300 mg/day may be considered microalbuminuria and greater than 300mg/day is abnormal and ...Read more


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I read one symptom of foam/bubbles formed in urine maybe cause of protein in urine.Will they be formed even if one stands or sits and urinates!

I read one symptom of foam/bubbles formed in urine maybe cause of protein in urine.Will they be formed even if one stands or sits and urinates!

Normal causes: of bubbles in urine include dehydrated concentrated urine and rapid/forceful urination (from holding too long) from any position! Abnormal causes include the protein in the urine you suggest and can come from protein drinks/supplements, high protein meal, or kidney dysfunction. Bacteria from an infection can produce a gas making bubbles. Rare instances can be watched; if recurrent, seek eval ...Read more

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Hands tingling, elbow swollen and protein in urine. What are these symptoms of?

Hands tingling, elbow swollen and protein in urine. What are these symptoms of?

Need evaluation: The first thing that comes to mind is diabetes, however, it would not be prudent to make a diagnosis without additional history, physical examination and may be additional tests. ...Read more

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What causes rise in blood pressure + protein in urine other symptoms of preeclampsia?

What causes rise in blood pressure + protein in urine other symptoms of preeclampsia?

Not known: There are many theories but know one knows for sure. Many thins probably contribute. ...Read more

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Cause of elevated WBC in blood in diabetic? Protein in urine, no fever and no other symptoms.

Cause of elevated WBC in blood in diabetic? Protein in urine, no fever and no other symptoms.

Many possibilities: An elevated WBC is typically seen when you have an infection. It is not directly related to having diabetes, but diabetics are more prone to getting infections, such as urinary infections. High protein in the urine can be from a urine infection, but can also be a sign of diabetes affecting the kidneys and causing leakage of protein. This would need treatment. You should see your doctor about. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant constant stabbing pain to the right of breastbone for 2 weeks normal BP no protein in urine no other symptoms is liver prob likely?

Not likely: Liver discomfort is typically below the ribs on the right side. Pain that is to the right of the sternum is likely costochondritis. This is an inflammation of the joints along the sternum where the ribs articulate. Press on this area and see if you can recreate the pain. Best treated with tylenol (acetaminophen). If pain below the ribs contact your doctor. ...Read more

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9 year old boy with many symptoms, abdominal pain, blood, protein in urine and painful skin on feet, skin peels off feet like a snake shedding skin???

9 year old boy with many symptoms, abdominal pain, blood, protein in urine and painful skin on feet, skin peels off feet like a snake shedding skin???

You definitely need: to take him to his Pediatrician, if you haven't already. He will then make referrals to the specialists, ( Nephrologist, GI, Endocrinologist etc) depending on what he finds with his examination and lab results. ...Read more

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Can i still have pre eclampsia with no protein in urine and blood pressure is normal. The only symptom I have is eye floaters.?

Can i still have pre eclampsia with no protein in urine and blood pressure is normal. The only symptom I have is eye floaters.?

Not really.: "preeclampsia is defined as high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman who previously had normal blood pressure. Even a slight increase in blood pressure may be a sign of preeclampsia. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious — even fatal — complications..." according to the mayoclinic.Com. I agree. Floaters are unrelated totally. ...Read more

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On 3rd antibiotic still UTI symptoms WBC protein in urine no nitrates no culture grown ultrasound showed thinning of cortex only. What next?

On 3rd antibiotic still UTI symptoms WBC protein in urine no nitrates no culture grown ultrasound showed thinning of cortex only. What next?

Urologist: Time to see a urologist. You may require a cystoscopy to investigate the bladder. Sometimes, non-infectious causes will produce white cells without bacteria, such as interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Protein In Urine (Definition)

Protein is an expensive commodity for the body. The kidneys are entrusted to return protein back to the body during filtering, and not lose it to the urine. Losses > 150mg/day are indicative of a problem with the filtration mechanism of the kidney. A nephrologist should be consulted ...Read more