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Hello, what does it mean in a urine exam when the WBC esterase is +3 . WBC 11-30, , Epethelial cells (non renal) >10, bacteria cells many abnormal?

Hello,  what does it mean in a urine exam when the WBC esterase is +3  . WBC 11-30, , Epethelial cells (non renal)  >10, bacteria cells many abnormal?

Not a mystery: Hi. You have a urinary tract infection (UTI), probably just a bladder infection, but possibly an upper urinary tract infection (much sicker). Whoever ordered your UA and microscopic will assess your status and treatment needs based on more information than is available to us. Get well soon! ...Read more

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What does WBC Esterase 3+, Occult Blood-Trace, Appearance-Cloudy, Epithelial Cells (non-renal) >10, WBC 11-30, on a routine urinalysis mean?

What does WBC Esterase 3+, Occult Blood-Trace, Appearance-Cloudy, Epithelial Cells (non-renal) >10, WBC 11-30, on a routine urinalysis mean?

Infection: infection or UTI tops the list of differentials with those numbers. So first and foremost treat the infection. Make sure you send urine for culture prior to putting yourself in any antibiotics. After ten day vourse of antibiotics, repeat the urine test., ...Read more

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Physical shows I have high lymphs, WBC esterase, wbc, and crystals in urine. But no nitrites or bacteria present. No pain. What causes sterile pyuria?

Physical shows I have high lymphs, WBC esterase, wbc, and crystals in urine. But no nitrites or bacteria present. No pain. What causes sterile pyuria?

Many possibilities: Among the more common would be kidney stones, tuberculosis, tumor, etc. You should see a urologist and be evaluated. ...Read more

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My urinalysis results came back normal except: WBC Esterase 2+ WBC 11-30 Crystals: Amorphous Sediment I also have mild flank pain. Kidney stones?

Crystaluria: You may have renal stones as this entity cannot be excluded, however, your findings may be due to crystals in urine. Try drinking enough water everyday so that your urine is colorless and repeat the test in 3-4 months. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...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

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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

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

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Urobilinogen Qualitative Urine 2.0mg/dL, Leukocytes Esterase Urine 75 WBC/uL, WBC Urine 11-25/HPF, RBC Urine 2-5/HPF. What does all this mean?

Urobilinogen Qualitative Urine 2.0mg/dL, Leukocytes Esterase Urine 75 WBC/uL, WBC Urine 11-25/HPF, RBC Urine 2-5/HPF. What does all this mean?

UTI: It looks like a urinary tract infection, to me. And, by the looks of the WBCs, it may be moving towards a kidney infection. You should see your doctor to be evaluated. Get well soon! ...Read more

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I just find out that I have one kidney bigger than the other, urine as been tested and sign of blood and my leucocyte esterase is 25 wbc/ul, ?

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I just find out that I have one kidney bigger than the other,  urine as been tested and sign of blood and my leucocyte esterase is 25 wbc/ul,  ?

Here are some....: The significance of discrepancy in kidney size remains to be defined by detailed history stressing sequence of events, but most likely not important or even relevant at age 50. As to 25 WBC/ml in UA, one has to make sure the tested urine was properly collected especially in females. More on ?UTI...? Go to articles in http://formefirst.com/onUTI.html. More? Contact me and I can help. ...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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What dies this mean urine test results? Spec Gravity 1.025, Protien 2+-A, PH= 6.5, urine LEUK esterase= moderate A, WBCs= 80-H, RBCs 100-H.

What dies this mean urine test results? Spec Gravity 1.025, Protien 2+-A, PH= 6.5, urine LEUK esterase= moderate A, WBCs= 80-H, RBCs 100-H.

Abnormal urine: This result is most likely a sign of infection. Seek medical attention for possible infection that may require antibiotics. ...Read more

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My urine test finding were WCB Esterase trace,Leukocytes 25 WBC 6-10 ,epithet non renal >10. I was dealing with a yeast infection.Is there more?

My urine test finding were WCB Esterase trace,Leukocytes 25 WBC 6-10 ,epithet non renal >10. I was dealing with a yeast infection.Is there more?

Repeat UA: If you were treated for the infection and are now cured, I would suggest repeating the Urine analysis in coming few weeks. Ensure done when you are not menstruating and provide a clean sample. If the UA is still abnormal then will need further workup. ...Read more

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Hi I received a urinalysis test result with abnormal +2 ketones, +1 blood, 2+ leukocyte esterase, and above high normal 2+ WBC. No bacteria seen. ?

Hi I received a urinalysis test result with abnormal +2 ketones, +1 blood, 2+ leukocyte esterase, and above high normal 2+ WBC. No bacteria seen. ?

Urinalysis: The ketones may have been because you were fasting when collecting the urine, or perhaps you are diabetic and blood sugar not in good control. The leukocytes were probably from vaginal secretions unless you had a clean assisted midstream catch urine. You do not say if you have any symptoms. Lab values without a clinical context are not very valuable. ...Read more

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Bacteria was positive in my blood, leukocyte esterase was positive, WBCS was 5-9hpf, and I am experiencing flank pain. Is this a possible kidney infe?

Yes: Bacteria in the blood requires antibiotics, usually by IV infusion. WBC's in the urine with flank pain and a positive blood culture implies pyelonephritis (kidney infection) which should be treated in the hospital. Lack of treatment can result in permanent damage to the kidney. ...Read more

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Hello. What to make of labs? Leukocyte Esterase +1, Squamous Epithelial Cells moderate, WBCs 1-5, RBCs 1-5, Clarity slightly cloudy. Blood: e-GFR 102, C-reactive protein 1.7 (I'm usually 0). Thanks!

Hello. What to make of labs? Leukocyte Esterase +1, Squamous Epithelial Cells moderate, WBCs 1-5, RBCs 1-5, Clarity slightly cloudy. Blood: e-GFR 102, C-reactive protein 1.7 (I'm usually 0). Thanks!

Labs: Hello, you dont state what is being checked specifically, but this looks like urine that has been contaminated with a vaginal discharge ( leuk est+1, squam epi mod and few RBCs) and blood test with CRP (slight elevation) and GFR is reduced but within normal range. I would repeat UA if you have symptoms and get CLEAN CATCH! thanks ...Read more

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UA results: leukocyte esterase moderate, epitheleal cells 9, RBC 13, WBC 30, Bacteria 4. Having pretty severe right back/flank pain.

UA results: leukocyte esterase moderate, epitheleal cells 9, RBC 13, WBC 30, Bacteria 4. Having pretty severe right back/flank pain.

Possible UTI.: Those results are consistent with a possible urinary tract infection. Have you been back in touch with the Doctor Who obtained the urinalysis? You certainly made the treatment. If you are getting worse and cannot reach the physician, consider the emergency room. ...Read more

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Blood results came back with a 4.27 (h). Tsh, reflex to free T4 tsh, highly sensitive. Leukocyte esterase - moderate hemoglobin - trace / WBC 6 (h)?

Blood results came back with a 4.27 (h).  Tsh, reflex to free T4 tsh, highly sensitive.
Leukocyte esterase - moderate
hemoglobin - trace / WBC 6 (h)?

Reverse T3 (liothyronine): Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also consider checking thyroid antibodies. ...Read more

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GFR - 117.35, Albumin-4.6, leukocyte esterase-positive, urine WBC-25. Cud this indicate kidney disease? No symptoms of UTI. ANY suggestions?

GFR - 117.35, Albumin-4.6, leukocyte esterase-positive, urine WBC-25. Cud this indicate kidney disease?  No symptoms of UTI. ANY suggestions?

WBC on UA: The serum albumin and GFR seem fine, but you have some WBC and leukocyte esterase in the urine. Could be a subtle infection. Could be an inflammatory condition of the bladder or kidney. Should be investigated. ...Read more