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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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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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What does it mean when you have high white and red blood cells at the same time?

What does it mean when you have high white and red blood cells at the same time?

High WBCs and RBCs: If you're talking about high wbcs and rbcs in the urine, this may signal a urinary tract infection. In the blood, i would wonder if the person is dehydrated (volume depleted). A high WBC count can go along with infection, of course. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high white and red blood cells at the same time ?

What does it mean when you have high white and red blood cells at the same time ?

Need more info: Very difficult to answer without much more info. What have cell counts been in past? How high is elevation? Are platelets elevated or depressed? What are the sizes of red cells and are there any abnormal shapes? Are you a smoker? Do you have lung disease or live at altitude? Do you have any infections? Could simply be normal variation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in your urine?

What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in your urine?

WBCs in urine: WBC's in the urine are commonly associated with infection or inflammation of the urinary tract. Urine infection (UTI), kidney infection (pyelonephritis), and kindey stones are common causes. Inflammation of the bladder wall (cystitis) is also common. Less common causes are things like nephrotic syndromes and allergic interstitial nephritis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in a discharge? I was STD tested and all the test came back negative

What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in a discharge? I was STD tested and all the test came back negative

Infection: High white blood cell (WBC) count usually indicates infection. I wonder what stds you were tested for. Let me know and i can tell you if you were tested for all that are there and also if adequate testing was used. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in a vaginal discharge. I was STD tested and they came back negative. I was tested for trich, gonnorhea, and chlymdia?

What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in a vaginal discharge. I was STD tested and they came back negative. I was tested for trich, gonnorhea, and chlymdia?

Other ones: Were you tested for BV (bacterial vaginosis), mycoplasma, ureaplasma? While gonorrhea/chlamydia is a lab test, trich is usually done in the office and may be missed. There is affirm test that uses dna method of detection for bv, trich and yeast that is more sensitive in my experience. Also, ureaplasma and mycoplasma are the infections not tested for and often not considered by providers. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with HPV and BV and has really high white blood cells.Whats this mean?

Diagnosed with HPV and BV and has really high white blood cells.Whats this mean?

In blood or locally: The peripheral white blood cell count should not be really high in these infections. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your white blood cells are high?

What does it mean when your white blood cells are high?

SOMETHING : Inflammatory, infectious, or blood cancer is ocurring in your body. Depends on how high also. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your white blood cells are always high?

What does it mean when your white blood cells are always high?

Many things: Can be a normal variant, could be a myeloproliferative disorder, could be an infection, however, unlikely if always high. Another thought it could be a chronic inflammatory disorder. Hope this helps. Needs to be evaluated. ...Read more