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What does having a trace of leukocyte esterase urine mean?

What does having a trace of leukocyte esterase urine mean?

Usually normal: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase suggests that there are white blood cells in the urine. Trace means few WBC produced small amount of leucocyte esterase ...Read more

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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What does a trace of leukocytes in urine mean?

What does a trace of leukocytes in urine mean?

Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. If you are having symptoms or other issues you may want to see your doctor for further assistance. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have trace of leukocytes in urine? I saw my test results and was told I did not have a bladder infection but I feel some symptoms that lead me to believe I do.

Is it normal to have trace of leukocytes in urine? I saw my test results and was told I did not have a bladder infection but I feel some symptoms that lead me to believe I do.

Usually not: Trace leukocytes can be normal. However, if you are having symptoms your doctor needs to send the urine for a culture to make sure there is no infection. Have your urine retested and if it looks negative again ask for a urine culture to be done. ...Read more

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Having extreme weakness and ptosis +ana +adolase bun 23 alkaline phosphate 54 wbc 23.56 myelos 2 segs 92% lymphs 5% aldolase 29 trace of leukocytes in urine any idea what could be wrong?

Having extreme weakness and ptosis +ana +adolase bun 23 alkaline phosphate 54 wbc 23.56 myelos 2 segs 92% lymphs 5% aldolase 29 trace of leukocytes in urine any idea what could be wrong?

Needs visit: Need to see a dr. To review all issues and try to establish a diagnosis and next step. Could be very serious please make an appt with a physician very soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a trace of leukocytes in your urine?

What does it mean to have a trace of leukocytes in your urine?

Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. If you are having symptoms or other issues you may want to see your doctor for further assistance. ...Read more

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I have traces of leukocytes in my urine do I need to see a doctor?

I have traces of leukocytes in my urine do I need to see a doctor?

Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. If you are having symptoms or other issues you may want to see your doctor for further assistance. ...Read more

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Had trace leukocytes in urine. (15 or less). Does this mean I have bladder infection?

Had trace leukocytes in urine. (15 or less). Does this mean I have bladder infection?

Possibly: Urine dipsticks and microscopic urinalysis can suggest uti, but the definitive test is a urine culture, which can take 36-72 hours to come back. If you are having symptoms, such as burning urination, frequency, urgency, or urine discoloration, I suggest you see your doctor to have a culture performed. It is not wrong to take antibiotics while you wait for the results if your doctor prescribes it. ...Read more

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Nitrites, trace blood and leukocytes in urine, smells fishy/ammonia a few weeks after starting dexedrine. Pain and burning in bladder, NEG. UTI. Cause?

Nitrites, trace blood and leukocytes in urine, smells fishy/ammonia a few weeks after starting dexedrine. Pain and burning in bladder, NEG. UTI. Cause?

Possible UTI: Majority of UTIs are nitrite positive, however UTIs from so called "gram negative" bacteria such as enterococcus, staphylococcus, streptococcus are usually nitrite negative at urinalysis. These bacteria can be seen on microscopy & grown on bacterial culture. My advice is to get your urine cultured & have your primary care health provider prescribe some antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause there to be a leukocyte trace in your urine?

What would cause there to be a leukocyte trace in your urine?

Leukocyte s & Urine: This sounds like a bladder infection. You shoud have been treated by the doctor testing your urine. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged spleen, low ast/sgot, low bun/creatinine, high chlorine level, low lymphocytes, low calcium, and trace of urine leukocyte. Thoughts?

I have an enlarged spleen, low ast/sgot, low bun/creatinine, high chlorine level, low lymphocytes, low calcium, and trace of urine leukocyte. Thoughts?

Any symptoms?: If you do not have any symptoms, there is no point in chasing laboratory results.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What causes trace leukocytes and blood in urine?

What causes trace leukocytes and blood in urine?

Urine infection: I would say urine infection is most likely, but that us not the only thing that can cause what you are describing. See your doctor and get this checked out right away. ...Read more

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Occ epithelial occ mucus rare WBC rare RBC trace leukocytes. Is this ok for urine?! I've been having small signs of kidney problems?

Occ epithelial occ mucus rare WBC rare RBC trace leukocytes. Is this ok for urine?! I've been having small signs of kidney problems?

Yes, unless: You have symptoms, these values seem ok. Ask you doctor if your blood tests include kidney function, such as bun, creatinine, and gfr, just to make sure. ...Read more

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Back, flank & abdo pain for 5 months. Persistent bloating. Elevated blood phosphate levels. Trace protein & elevated urine leukocytes & erythrocytes. Clear for uti. Weight gain. What could be wrong?

Back, flank & abdo pain for 5 months. Persistent bloating. Elevated blood phosphate levels. Trace protein & elevated urine leukocytes & erythrocytes. Clear for uti. Weight gain. What could be wrong?

Need evaluation: Most of the causes for this are benign - but your doctor must rule out the (uncommon) possibility of ovarian cancer. No need to be scared -this can easily be completed with ultrasounds focused on the ovaries as well as some blood tests. ...Read more

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Back, flank & abdo pain for 5-6 months. Persistent bloating. Sudden weight gain. Elevated blood phosphate levels. Trace protein & elevated urine leukocytes & erythrocytes. No uti. What could be wrong?

Back, flank & abdo pain for 5-6 months. Persistent bloating. Sudden weight gain. Elevated blood phosphate levels. Trace protein & elevated urine leukocytes & erythrocytes. No uti. What could be wrong?

See answer: Not knowing details of your medical hx, Fludrocortisone is a steroid and weight gain one of its common potential side effects. Most common cause of elevated phosphorus levels is kidney disease. Your abnormal urinalysis could be related to some kidney disease as well or other underlying abnormality of urinary tract. If kidney function normal, ct scan imaging may be indicated. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Trace leukocytes and negative urine culture while pregnant. What does this mean?

Trace leukocytes and negative urine culture while pregnant. What does this mean?

Nothing!: The white blood cells in your urine could have come from your bladder, but could have also come off your vagina, skin, or other areas when you urinated. No bacteria on culture = no infection. You could have a vaginal infection, though, so if you have itching, discharge, pain, redness, soreness, or other vaginal complaints, talk to your ob/gyn. Good luck & good health. Dr. Crystal. ...Read more

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UTI- took macro last month for 5 days did urine test last week showed trace of leukocyte why?

UTI- took macro last month for 5 days did urine test last week showed trace of leukocyte why?

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

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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

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: 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 a 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

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Had blood and urinalysis 7/15. Blood work was all normal but urine showed creatinine level of 409, trace protein, trace leukocyte esterase, WBC, hyali?

Had blood and urinalysis 7/15. Blood work was all normal but urine showed creatinine level of 409, trace protein, trace leukocyte esterase, WBC, hyali?

Stop worrying: I understand you have fibromuscular dysplasia of the renal arteries and hope this can be addressed. The urine creatinine, trace protein and hyaline casts are non-issues, the trace of leukocyte esterase and white cells (unless very numerous or you have symptoms of infection) are likely contamination, and if your physician is not concerned, I would not be either. Best wishes. ...Read more