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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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High levels of white blood cells in urine. What could that mean?

High levels of white blood cells in urine. What could that mean?

Pyuria: White blood cells in urine usually are there because of an infection in the urinary tract. However, they can also be there in large numbers in a female when there is a vaginal infection or when she is having her period (always see red cells also in this situation). My best advice is to see your doctor and have a urine culture done to see what is going on. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What is the cause of white blood cells in urine?

What is the cause of white blood cells in urine?

Usually infection: Urinary infection is commonest cause of white blood cells in urine. Non-infectious causes include drug reaction, and crystals in urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Can STDs cause white blood cells in urine?

Can STDs cause white blood cells in urine?

White blood cells: Unlikely to be due to std if present in urine, but in women their presence in urine may be due to contamination by vaginal secretions, depending upon how the urine was collected. Generally, if truly in urine suggests uti. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Epithelial cells and mucus present in urine, normal red blood cells and white blood cells in urine .No symptoms , possible causes ?

Need more info: How many red cells and how many white cells? Who asked for the test and why? Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
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What can be the cause for too many white blood cells in urine of my 8 year old son. Urine blood and stool check showed no infections nor bacteria?

What can be the cause for too many white blood cells in urine of my 8 year old son. Urine blood and stool check showed no infections nor bacteria?

White Cells in Urine: WBC's in urine mean inflammation anywhere in the urine collecting system, starting from the outer part of genitals all the way up to the kidneys. While infection may be a frequest cause, other causes of inflammation like stones, dehydration, allergy or constipation may cause white cells to show in urine. I have found constipation toGet your urine retested after hydration fo further treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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What causes urine to be really foggy full of what I would assume is white blood cells and have a yellow greenish tint resembling limonade?

What causes urine to be really foggy full of what I would assume is white blood cells and have a yellow greenish tint resembling limonade?

Just as you say..: Cloudy or foggy urine is due to particulate matter in the urine. This can be cells - white / red / cells from the lining of the bladder / or from crystals / or from debris generated in the tubules of the kidney. Very rarely stuff from the bowel or from the lymph system can show up in the urine as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Would STDs cause white blood cells and bacteria in the urine?

Would STDs cause white blood cells and bacteria in the urine?

Unlikely: This is either UTI or vaginal secretions contaminating the urine specimen. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Rawhi Omar
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Went to my doctor appt and was told my urine sample had white blood cells in it. Had pelvic exam, no infection. What are some of the causes for this?

Went to my doctor appt and was told my urine sample had white blood cells in it. Had pelvic exam, no infection.
What are some of the causes for this?

Inflammation : White blood cells in the urine can come from any part of the urogenital tract that is undergoing inflammation or irritation due to infectious or noninfectious causes such as urinary stones. A few white cells are an insignificant finding. More than few (pus) should be investigated. ...Read more

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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more


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