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What does white blood cells in urine mean?

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

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

Infection: 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. ...Read more

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What does red blood cells in urin mean?

What does red blood cells in urin mean?

Not specific: Could be seen with a kidney stone, cancer, injury to the kidney tubules, and many other things. ...Read more

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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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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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A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

A slightly elevated white blood count and white cells in urine mean what?

See below: Can be due to infection in the kidney called pyelonephritis or severe bladder infection called cystitis.Sometimes white cells in the urine may be due to a allergic reaction in the kidney from some medications. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have white and red blood cells in urine?

What does it mean to have white and red blood cells in urine?

Blood in urine: Blood is not normally in urine. If there is blood (rbcs and wbcs) in the urine and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more

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Please explain what does white blood cells in urine mean?

Please explain what does white blood cells in urine mean?

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. Usualy infection is the frequest cause, but other causes of inflammation like stones, dehydration may cause white cells to show in urine. Get your urine retested after hydration fo further treatmetn options. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my urine?

What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my urine?

White blood cells: White blood cells are not normally found in the urine. Leukocytes/wbcs indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there are white blood cells and ketones present in urine?

What does it mean if there are white blood cells and ketones present in urine?

See below: WBC can indicate a urinary tract infection. Ketones are seen when the body metabolizes fat for energy, instead of glucose. This happens during fasting or starvation. It also occurs with alcoholic and diabetic ketoacidosis. The presence of WBC is unrelated to the Ketones in the urine. ...Read more

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Doctor said there was traces of blood in my urine and white blood cells. What does this mean?

Doctor said there was traces of blood in my urine and white blood cells. What does this mean?

UTI?: Any wbcs in the urine are abnormal and could indicate early infection somewhere along the urinary tract. Red blood cells in the urine could mean many things: kidney stone, infection, prostate cancer, minor kidney trauma from long distance running.. The fact that both of these are "trace" amounts is reassuring. You can live with the trace reds, but watch for worsening of the trace whites! ...Read more

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What does positive red blood cells in the urine?

See doctor: Hematuria can be cause from several problems including infection, kidney stones, kidney issues as well as bladder problems.It requires follow up to find out the causes. ...Read more

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Does white blood cells in urine mean herpes ?

Does white blood cells in urine mean herpes ?

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. The presence of wbcs would definitely not be specific for determining if one had herpes virus. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there are red blood cells in your urine?

What does it mean when there are red blood cells in your urine?

Hematuria: Red blood cells in the urine can indicate many different conditions from a kidney, ureteral or bladder stone to infection to a tumor of the bladder or kidney. Hematuria should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells to come in urine?

Many causes: Bladder or kidney infection, kidney or bladder stone; interstitial cystitis; various kidney diseases (usually associated with protein in urine); cancer of bladder, kidney, prostste or urethra; benign microscoic hematuria. Should always be checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have red blood cells in your urine?

What does it mean to have red blood cells in your urine?

RBCs: If there are red blood cells and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more

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What could bacteria and blood in urine mean?

Bacteremia: We all have bacteria in our blood transiently, and our immune systems eliminate these. If these cultures are positive in the setting of other evidence of infection it may be that they are the cause of the infection. The same thing is true of bacteria in the urine (bacteriuria), but this can often happen without infection, particularly in women. ...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