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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 when you have blood in your urine?

What does it mean when you have blood in your urine?

Many Possibilities: Blood in the urine could be due to infection, trauma to kidneys or bladder, kidney stones, or possibly tumor or renal disease. I would recommend follow up with your healthcare provider for any blood in your urine. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have blood in your urine?

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What does it mean when you have blood in your urine?

Here are some ...: The causes for blood in urine may mount to >100, but can be grouped in 5 categories: infection/ inflammation, urinary stones, urinary obstruction, new growth - benign or malignant, & chronic silent kidney disease. For more details, go to http://www.formefirst.com/hematuria.html. Thereby, you'll gain useful insights on how to deal with it and work closely with Doc timely... ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have blood in your urine but urinalysis shows no infection?

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What exactly does it mean when you have blood in your urine but urinalysis shows no infection?

Here are some...: The causes for blood in urine may mount to >100, but can be grouped in 5 categories: infection/ inflammation, urinary stones, urinary obstruction, new growth - benign or malignant, & chronic silent kidney disease. For more details, go to http://www.formefirst.com/hematuria.html. Thereby, you'll gain useful insights on how to deal with it and work closely with Doc timely... ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have phase 3 blood in your urine and too much potassium?

What exactly does it mean when you have phase 3 blood in your urine and too much potassium?

?renal failure: You may have nephritis, you need to have work up including looking for protein in the urine, check your blood pressure, kidney function. See yopur priamry and may need nephrology consult. ...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 (ciprofloxacin) 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 (ciprofloxacin) 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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