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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 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 does it mean if I have high white blood cells in my urine?

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

White blood cells: The presence of white blood cells suggests inflammation, probably due to infection. ...Read more

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Can blood in semen be due to bloody urine? Had hematuria few months ago( got complete evaluation). Now, bloody semen. could it mean theres hematuria?

Can blood in semen be due to bloody urine? Had hematuria few months ago( got complete evaluation). 
Now, bloody semen. could it mean theres hematuria?

Unlikely: It's unlikely for the blood in your semen to be due to hematuria unless you also urinated blood just before ejaculation Usually blood in the semen comes from the epididymis/prostate/urethra and not the bladder although since urine and semen both pass through the urethra it is not impossible for a little blood from the bladder to find it's way in the semen. I would see your Dr for a urinalysis. ...Read more

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Does dark yellowish/ orangish urine always indicate hematuria (blood in the urine)?

Does dark yellowish/ orangish urine always indicate hematuria (blood in the urine)?

No: Could be blood, could be bilirubin from a blockage in the liver. Some food can cause the urine to turn red or orange. Some medications can cause discolored urine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can cause gross hematuria (blood in urine)?

What can cause gross hematuria (blood in urine)?

Here are: Many. Examples are tumors of urinary tract - kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, urethra with bladder most commonly involved, UTI-hemorrhagic cystitis, stone passage through ureter or bladder stone itself, cystitis after radiation, some nephropathy, even after vigorous running, after catheter, after various surgery in kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, and urethra, etc. ...Read more

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Can hematuria recur within 3 days of a course of cipro 500 mg twice a day for hematuria cystitis? Scan normal, urine/blood show infction.

Can hematuria recur within 3 days of a course of cipro 500 mg twice a day for hematuria cystitis? Scan normal, urine/blood show infction.

Yes: Hemorrhagic cystitis can take a few days to weeks to heal. During this time, no matter what the treatment, you may have hematuria (gross or microscopic). Be patient with the treatment. It should resolve eventually. ...Read more

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Terminal hematuria but dipstick & lab results normal. How do I know blood is in urine and not coming from vagina? Thanks.

Terminal hematuria but dipstick & lab results normal. How do I know blood is in urine and not coming from vagina? Thanks.

Hematuria: Hi, you might want to ask ur doctor about three-tube test. Three consecutive samples of the urine stream are collected—the first few milliliters, midstream, and the last few milliliters in 3 different tubes which can determine the cause of hematuria, also if you are worried about vaginal bleeding a pelvic exam can help determining the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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