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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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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 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

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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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Would a urine culture tell if its a UTI or kidney infection? Doc also said white blood cells in urine. Whats that mean? Possibly stones?

Would a urine culture tell if its a UTI or kidney infection? Doc also said white blood cells in urine. Whats that mean? Possibly stones?

Uti: Urine analysis if positive for infection such as positive leukocyte esterace, nitrite, bacteria and wbcs. It does not differentiate between a kidney, bladder or urethral infection. If you see sediment or oxalate crystals or under microscope crystals can be seen. Then stones can be suspected. ...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 can it mean having white blood cells in your urine and how should I deal?

What can it mean having white blood cells in your urine and how should I deal?

White cells in Urine: White cells in urine mean inflammation some where in the urinary system. Most commonly it is due to infection, starting from the outer genital area all the way upto the kidneys. Besides infection, other causes of inflammation like stones, anywhere in the urinary system can also cause WBC's in urine. The best thing is to repeat the test after good hydration and persue it with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say that the urine has a lot of blood and white blood cells, but low for nitrates?

What does it mean when they say that the urine has a lot of blood and white blood cells, but low for nitrates?

UTI : White blood cells in urine suggest possible urinary tract infection. Red blood cells could be due to kidney stone, cancer, damage from infection, or even contamination from menstrual flow (in women). Leukocyte esterase and nitrites support diagnosis of uti, whether simple bladder infection (cystitis) or complicated kidney infection (pyelonephritis). Definitive answer is culture & sensitivity. ...Read more

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What does positive white blood cells and negative nitrites on the urine test mean?

What does positive white blood cells and negative nitrites on the urine test mean?

More information: There is more information on a urinalysis that is needed to know what might be going on. Where there red blood cells, leukocyte esterase, etc? Also, why was the test performed in the first place. Please repost the question with more details. It may be that the specimen was not a 'clean catch' meaning it has some contamination and should be repeated. ...Read more

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I have white blood cells in my urine does it mean I have a infection yet?

I have white blood cells in my urine does it mean I have a infection yet?

How many: Up to maybe 5 white cells in the urine is normal. If there are more in a woman, the first concern is contamination from the vagina. Your physician is the one who needs to decide whether and how to treat a possible urinary tract infection, especially considering your symptoms and signs and whether you have proteinuria to correlate with the white cells. ...Read more

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I had a urine test and was told I have no white blood cells. What does this mean? I was passing blood and it burned to urinate.

I had a urine test and was told I have no white blood cells.  What does this mean? I was passing blood and it burned to urinate.

Kidney stones: This probably means you probably do not have an infection but still could have stones in any part of the urinary tract. Make sure to drink a lot (>1 gallon) of water daily. ...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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