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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

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 non-hemolyzed blood in urine mean?

What does non-hemolyzed blood in urine mean?

See below: What this means is that there is some source in the genitourinary tract that is bleeding. There are a variety of causes of this but it is necessary that the cause be elucidated see your urologist. ...Read more

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Does hemolyzed blood in urine mean infection?

Does hemolyzed blood in urine mean infection?

See below: Blood in the urine can indicate an infection but can mean other things as well what it does mean is there is a site in the urinary tract that is bleeding and that means you need to see a physician to find out the cause. ...Read more

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UA Results: I have Small (1+) Bilirubin, Large amounts of Ketones (80 and 160 mg/dL), and trace-hemolyzed blood in urine. Should I be concerned?

UA Results: I have Small (1+) Bilirubin, Large amounts of Ketones (80 and 160 mg/dL), and trace-hemolyzed blood in urine. Should I be concerned?

Urine tests: 29F of unknown ethnicity and medical history from US notes urine + Bilirubin Ketones and trace blood. Asks should I be concerned? ANS: Yes so ask the Dr. who did the tests as "concern" would be based on why tests were done based on what they know about your medical Hx, condition, meds etc. ...Read more

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My urine is "gunky" and dips is + for nitrates, moderat non-hemolyzed blood, neg leukocytes. Excessive sweating at night, mild frequency & no pain! ?

My urine is "gunky" and dips is + for nitrates, moderat non-hemolyzed blood, neg leukocytes. Excessive sweating at night,  mild frequency & no pain!  ?

Need further eval: You should have a thorough check up by a generalist. I would especially want to know about your lymph node and abdom organ exam. Labs should be looking at blood count and srum chemistries- especially kidney function and protein level. Many things come to mind but i would start with that to direct further workup. ...Read more

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What does your urine leu 2+ blood + means?

What does your urine leu 2+ blood + means?

? infection: Leukocytes are white blood cells which are seen with bladder infections. Blood cell can also be seen with infection. Are you having symptoms of infection i.e.. urgency,burning, frequency of urination? There can be other cause of those therefore you need to be seen to determine what is the cause and get treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have blood in my urine?

What does it mean if I have blood in my urine?

Diagnosis First: It depends where it is coming from. It may be from the filtering units, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, or urethra. The presence of other factors in the urine, symptoms, and patient's age all will suggest a likely source, and order of investigations to your doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly does blood in a toddlers urine mean?

What exactly does blood in a toddlers urine mean?

Needs evaluation...: Blood in the urine of a toddler could have a number of causes ranging from a urinary tract infection to kidney problems (inflammation or infection). There are also rarer causes, but regardless, whatever is causing it needs to be figured out so that proper treatment can begin. ...Read more