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Urine Cytology Atypical Cells
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 urothelial cells with degenerative changes on urine cytology mean? Crystals present. also mild fullness renal collecting system.
What does very rare small groups of papillary urothelial cells identified mean on a urine cytology ? Alos low grade urothelial neoplasm within dx
Labs: discuss your labs with the ordering physician. They need to be correlated with your complete clinical picture. ...Read more
Cystoscopy done, no tumors found, but took a urine cytology specimen to look for cancer cells. What percent of people have cancer with no tumors?
Depends: Obtaining a urine cytology is standard practice at time of cystoscopy. It can be helpful to determine if there is high grade cancer in the drainage system of kidneys. Also there is a form of high grade bladder cancer that is limited to the lining of the bladder. In these cases, there would be no visible tumor seen. ...Read more
What does reactive transitional cells,crystals, cellular degeneration present and white blood cells observed mean in urine cytology test.
Recent infection: Chances are that you're getting over a bladder infection. Crystals mean nothing. Repeating the study might be wise. ...Read more
Urine cytology test showed benign urothelial cells negative for malignancy, some red blood cells. Blood test-increase in neutrophils. Sould i worry?
Urine Cytology: If the urine cytology provided a good sample, you needn't worry about a bladder tumor. The increased white cell count( coupled with the red cells in the urine) could signify a bladder infection or inflammatory process, but without further history, it is difficult to pinpoint. A simple urinalysis may help clarify whether you have a bladder infection or not. An increased WBC is entirely non-specific. ...Read more
How long does it typically take to receive the results from a urine cytology? It's been 9 days and i still haven't received the results.
Cytology : It depends on the pathology lab. Generally 4-5 working days unless they have to send it out to a larger lab. In those instances it can take a 7 or more working days. ...Read more
Go ahead with test: A urine cytology is a test from a voided urine to allow pathologic assessment of the urothelial cells which line the bladder, ureters, and interior of the kidneys. It is usually ordered when you have had blood in the urine previously to make sure the blood is not from a potential malignancy. You may have some blood contamination from your period but this should not affect the urothelial cells. ...Read more
More info in biopsy: Urine cytology examines single cells that are shed from the bladder lining and are suspended in fluid. Nuclear features of each cell can be evaluated but low grade cancer may look similar to reactive changes. A biopsy is a whole piece of tissue. The entire thickness of the lining and overall morphology can be evaluated. A biopsy is far better than urine cytology, especially for low grade lesion ...Read more
Can someone explain to me how come a biopsy is more reliable in diagnosing bladder cancer than a urine cytology?
I have been urinating 15-33x a day for months. UA is clean. Dr. Ordered a urine cytology and ultrasound. What other tests would you recommend?
I had a urine cytology done because last 4 months moderate blood is in my urine alot of lower belly and back pain test results showed moderate blood a?
What tests should one perform after realizing that he has hematuria after urine cytology tests having polycystik kidney disease and hypertension?Help
Polycystic Kidneys: Polycystic kidney disease (pckd) is a chronic condition, and can result in kidney failure if you don't follow up regularly with your doctor. You will need regular blood work and monitoring by a nephrologist (kidney specialist), regular follow up ultrasounds or ct scans of your kidneys, and you will need good blood pressure control to prevent damage to your kidneys. ...Read more
My doctor ordered a urine cytology test due to hematuria. He ordered it done on 24 hr urine sample. Lab says not 24hr test. Who's right?
Dosctor actually my father has 3 years of hematuria which is on and off with a gap of 1-2 months the hematuria is intial in the very beginning of urination with no pain and burning.he has done almost all investigations including CTKUB urine cytology for m
Hematuria. non- contrast Ct scan, urine cytology, cystoscopy all good. 2 painless non-obstructing stones in lower pole . Could I still have cancer?
Here are some...: The answer to your Q could not be addressed in a 400-letter space. However, to sort the mystery of related issues regarding microhematuria out has not to be that hard by following instructions as described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html and in http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html. Best wish to health and happiness. ...Read more
What can cause reactive squamous metaplasia in male urethra? Non smoker with negative for bacteria in urine cytology and common stds. Hpv positive.
Trauma, infection: Or hormones. Intermittent catheterization or indwelling catheters can induce squamous metaplasia, hpv, which is a std as well as other STDs can cause it. Estrogen pretreated men undergoing gender change have urethral metaplasia. Can be associated with bladder and urethral cancers. Sometimes harmless and of no known cause. ...Read more
My urine analysis says the urine is clear but the cytology report says it's cloudy. I have only squamous and urothelial cells present. Why is that?
Urinalysis: urinalysis does not detect squamous cells or urinary sediment. "Cloudy" urine is usually due to heavy urinary sediment if infection has been ruled out. This may be a result of incomplete voiding, inadequate fluid ingestion or medications precipitating out in your urine. ...Read more
What does rare urothelial cell groupings noted on cytology report indicate? Have blood in urine, no other symptom.
Boy with bloody urine and semen. Cysto. ,multiple utrasounds and cytologies done , all normal. doctor now prescribed transamin 250mg,3 weeks. Opinion?
I have had 3 urine tests since August, all 3 showed hematuria and high ketones. One cystoscopy, negative cytology. Is this a concern, or need work up?
Black ,solid prtcles in semen. Had cysto. 2 months ago for gross hemutria( since april).Clot in urine today. Had US, cytology, CT, all normal( age18)?
Your case is unique.: You would be best served by asking for a private consult where your studies and labs can be fully evaluated. Although blood in semen is not usually of concern, blood in urine should be investigated. With pain, is most likely to be stone related. Without pain can be many things. Ask for a second opinion here on HealthTap Concierge ...Read more
I have blood in semen & urine since 4/15 . Got 2 cystoscopies,15 ultrasounds, 2 CT scans, 1 MRI, 8 urine cytologies till 1/17. All normal. Do i worry?
I have micro hematuria since last year, everytime visiting the washroom there is a micro blood in my urine. I did all required test such as cystoscopy, ultrasound, CT, CBC, urine cytology, kidney function and KUB Xray. Symptoms are testicle disconfot?
Testicle discomfort: You had all of the tests and what were the results? If you don't know, then set up an appointment with your PCP to find them out. You had a lot of tests done, so you should be able to find out something. ...Read more
Daily Pelvic pain 1 yr. Gyn exam ok. Pee 15 times/day no burning w/urination. Urinalysis no WBC or nitrate, but abnormal Leuk esterase +1. Urine Cytology, ok. CT scan small kidney cyst. Why Leuk but no WBC? Still in Pain What test should I ask for
Yes: In short, yes, pneumonia can cause abnormal cells to show up on a sputum cytology- typically we see bacteria or fungus, both possible causes of the pneumonia. Did your doctor or the report tell you exactly what kind of abnormal cells are present? That can say a lot about the source of the abnormal cells. There are numerous other causes for abnormal cells on cytology so talk to your doc to clarify. ...Read more