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The Doctor Says That There Are More Red Blood Cells In My Urine Than White
Why would there be white and red blood cells in urine without there being an infection? 5 tests have shown white cells in all 5 and red in 2
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
What does it mean when they say that the urine has a lot of blood and white blood cells, but low for nitrates?
UTI : White blood cells in urine suggest possible urinary tract infection. Red blood cells could be due to kidney stone, cancer, damage from infection, or even contamination from menstrual flow (in women). Leukocyte esterase and nitrites support diagnosis of uti, whether simple bladder infection (cystitis) or complicated kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Definitive answer is culture & sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood tests this morning and i noticed that the blood in the tubes looked quite dark compared to usual. Is that of any significance?
UTI?: Any wbcs in the urine are abnormal and could indicate early infection somewhere along the urinary tract. Red blood cells in the urine could mean many things: kidney stone, infection, prostate cancer, minor kidney trauma from long distance running.. The fact that both of these are "trace" amounts is reassuring. You can live with the trace reds, but watch for worsening of the trace whites! ...Read more
Since plasma is straw-yellow in color when no red blood cells are present, wouldn't it be true to say that red blood cells (and the hemoglobin contained within them) give human blood its red color?
Yes.: The red color is indeed from the hemoglobin in red cells. The yellow color of the plasma is from the proteins contained in plasma. How red the blood looks depends on the oxygen content of the hemoglobin. Oxygenated HGB is bright red, but deoxygenated blood, what you see in veins, is darker, and can be almost purple if there is very little oxygen. Hgb poisoned by carbon monoxide also is red. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Test show that my wife has debris in her bladder and her white blood cell count is high. How serious of a concern is this?
Bleeding site: In the older male the presence of blood cells usually signifies prostatic hyperplasia. Blood can also result from an early mucosal lesion of the bladder that has shed blood cells into the urine. Another cause is the presence of a renal lesion that is releasing blood into the urine. If the process does not resolve cystoscopy is the initial part of the work up . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What antibiotics affect the red and white blood cell results if so would they be higher or lower in range?
My son is 7 and on his well visit blood test showed that he produces enough blood cells but the cells are small? What does that mean and effects?
Mine are too: No danger. Mine run at the bottom of the reference range; since i'm of mixed racial heritage it may be a mild Alpha thal, or just because i've been a frequent blood donor. Some physicians would run a serum iron check to screen for iron deficiency that hasn't led to anemia yet. If below 70 fl, perhaps this is thal minor -- do you or dad have this? If dr is not concerned, i would not be either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have triple the normal urine cortisol.no tumors. Lower than normal white blood cells. Is there a way to treat these abnormalities?
Triple too high: do a Decadeon suppression test. Take 2 mg a day for 2 days, collect unemotional the second day, it should be very low ...Read more
My red and white blood cells are normal but my platelets are 383 indicating high. Normal is 379. Is that a problem?
When they say that blood in urine is a symptom of uti, does that mean the whole urine is red or just traces?
Either: It can be either.Get a more detailed answer ›
My blood test show slightly high red blood cell count (5.78) they are smaller and carry slight less oxygen. What could this be? Told me not to worry
Beta thalassemia tra: It may due to a benign disorder of hemoglobin synthesis, common underlying defect being a carrier state for beta thalassemia, or beta thalassemia trait. The advice to not worry is correct. You are not likely to cause any problems for children either, unless your partner also carries the same defect. ...Read more
True or false: iron in hemoglobin molecules which are found inside of red blood cells give human blood its red color? Pleaseeeee help. Thanks
Both!: The iron is part of the hemoglobin, so if the hemoglobin is red, then the iron has a role in making it red. Without the iron, who knows what color the substance would be, but then it wouldn't be hemoglobin anymore. On the other hand, hemoglobin bound to oxygen appears as a red color. Hemoglobin without oxygen appears as bluish purplish, which is why well-oxygenated blood is quite red. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a white blood cell count of 3800 anything to be concerned about? Its only 700 below the reference point and all my other numbers are great.
Do not worry: Lab values are often fluctuating and a single test is not definitive. If you and your doctor that ordered the test are in touch, ask for follow up if there is concern for leucopenia, either from drugs or other causes. The white cell counts varies in relation to age,activity, immune status, treatments etc and are best correlated with your own health with your doctor. Take care and do not worry. ...Read more
They have found blood and white blood cells in my urine but nothing will grow in the lab could it be bladder cancer urineating is very painful and very frequient. Have already taken 7 rounds of antibotics
What does occasional puss and epithelial cells means in the urine report?there was no number attached to it.I'm I infected?
Im studying the blood in a hematology class. Im a little confused because it says that red blood cells make up 45% of cells yet what is cellularity?
Tricky: For a man, about 45% of the total blood volume is made up of cells, which include red cells (the vast majority, almost always), white cells, and platelets. Being solid, you can centrifuge them down, leaving the plasma (or if it has clotted, serum) on the top. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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