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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Can STDs cause white blood cells in urine?

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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
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Toddler had high white blood cell count in urine after fever of 102.5 for 5 days but no bacteria grew on culture. What could cause this ?

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Details. Am presuming the urine culture may have been collected after she was already on a course of antibiotics for something else.
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White Blood Cells found in Urine. Dip and Culture Negative for infection or bacteria. CT Scan normal, no stones or inflammation. What could be cause?

Contamination

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It might not be a clean sample. It is very easy to repeat the test.
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I have just been told i have low thiroid could this be the reason for blood and white blood cells in urine and me being anemic ?

Anemia yes

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WBC, in urine not much
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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 ?

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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.
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What does it mean when there are red blood cells and white blood cells in urine?

Infection

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When there are both alot of RBC's and WBC's in the urine it usually indicates a bacterial infection either cystitis, prostatitis, urethritis or pyelonephritis.
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I have red and white blood cells in urine but no bacteria. I also have abdominal pain and pain in my sides. Any ideas?

Poss Kidney Stones

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Have you had an imaging study? Ultrasound is rather unreliable. If your urinary pH (acidity) is 6 or higher, then stones should show up on plain xray (KUB). Urine pH of 5.5 or lower can cause uric acid stones, which do not show up on plain film. CT scan is then necessary. Bottom line is, you need to be seen by your doctor and, if he can't figure it out, get a referral to a specialist.
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Red and white blood cells in urine. docs not worried - decided it was endometriosis (without further tests). should i seek 2nd opinion?

DEFINITELY!

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Red and white blood cells in urine could mean possible bladder infection; urine culture can confirm this. Endometriosis can only be diagnosed by a biopsy or direct visualization (can't biopsy something that you can't see so visualization is required) via Laparoscopy. Start with a urine culture; if negative and there is suspicion for endometriosis, see a Gynecologist. Best of luck.
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Dr. Evan M. Altman answered:

Can you see white blood cells in urine?

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As single cells, the naked eye would not be able to see individual white blood cells. So if there is just a small amount you could not rely on just looking at urine and know with certainty. However, in large groups as pus, white blood cells and other materials can be seen in this way. So large amounts would be more obvious, just like looking at pus around a wound.
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Dr. Evan M. Altman answered:

What does white blood cells in urine mean?

Leukocytes = WBCs

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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.
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