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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 your urine is clear?

What does it mean when your urine is clear?

Adequate hyration: Normal urine should be pale yellowor clear if hydrating adequately. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is a amber colour?

What does it mean when your urine is a amber colour?

Get it checked: Usually indicates bleeding within the urinary tract due to infection or some other problem; or spilling of hemoglobin (for example, if there is a problem causing red blood cell destruction in the blood stream) or myoglobin (extreme exercise and muscle break-down, for example). Some foods (beets, fava beans, blackberries, rhubarb) and medications can cause as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is a red colour male?

What does it mean when your urine is a red colour male?

Urine: Red urine usually implies blood. Some foods also give red urine for example beetroot. Blood in the urine is not common so you should have this checked. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is cloudy and really light?

What does it mean when your urine is cloudy and really light?

It could be: A sign of a urinary tract infection, especially if you have any burning sensation, increase in urination/frequency or pain over your bladder when pushing on it. You should see a doctor and have your urine checked if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is cloudy and burns?

What does it mean when your urine is cloudy and burns?

UTI: It liklely means you have an infection. Either a garden variety bacterial infection or STD like gonorrrhea/chlamydia etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is a light green & or a pail yellow?

What does it mean when your urine is a light green & or a pail yellow?

Green: Rarely green urine can be caused by a bacterial infection called pseudomonas. Pail yellow is normal. ...Read more

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Hi what does it mean when your urine is dark & only passing so much ever couple of hours is that due to dyhdration?

Hi what does it mean when your urine is dark & only passing so much ever couple of hours is that due to dyhdration?

Dark urine: If you have no medical issues with your kidney then dark urine maybe a concentrated urine. The kidneys have the capacity to concentrate and dilute urine between 100osm to almost 800-900 osm. That is the tremendous capacity of the kidney, gives us the liberty of drinking at free will. So if you have no ongoing issues like diarrhea or fluid loss, your kidneys are doing their job. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine smell A rotten egg?

What does it mean when your urine smell A rotten egg?

Need urinalysis: Can mean infection but there are some other causes. An examination by a doctor and a test of your urine would be a very good way to sort out what is going on. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine smells like fish?

Vaginitis: It can be difficult to tell if a 'fishy' smell is coming from urine or the vagina it is usually related to vaginal infections (trichomoniasis, gardnerella, or bacterial vaginosis). If a man has a fishy smell his urine he may have gotten a bacterial infection from a woman he had sex with. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine smells strongly of ammonia?

High protein intake: The kidney excretes acid by producing ammonia which traps the acid in urine. Most people eat 1mosm/kg per day of acid in the form of protein (amino acids). Therefore when eating a high protein diet or having a concentrated urine it can smell like ammonia. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your urine smells like ammonia?

What exactly does it mean when your urine smells like ammonia?

Infection Possibly: Strong urine odors can arise from foods, medications, alterations in your metabolism or infection.
An ammoniac smell to the urine can occur with dehydration. However, there are certain bacteria that can create a similar pungent smell.
If the odor is associated with urinary symptoms such as urgency, frequency and burning, it would be best to have the urine checked for infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine smells like blood but with no blood?

What does it mean when your urine smells like blood but with no blood?

How does blood smell: Not sure how blood smells. You could have your doctor do a urinalysis and see if there is microscopic (blood you can't see) in it. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean when your urine is dark yellow/orange?

Please explain what does it mean when your urine is dark yellow/orange?

Yellow urine: You are not drinking enough water would be my first guess based on what you told me. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is positive for Nitrite and tested moderate for bacteria? Do you have a UTI? Is further testing necessary?

What does it mean when your urine is positive for Nitrite and tested moderate for bacteria? Do you have a UTI? Is further testing necessary?

Bacteria reduce NO3: These are lab findings on a urine test- and what needs to happen is for your doctor to interpret the test in the clinical setting. Specifically, I would want to 'match up' any urinary symptoms you have, with the urinary findings. A very important element of the urinalysis is whether you have white cells (WBCs) present or not. A few are allowed, but more than 5 and I would pay attention. ...Read more

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What does urine PC ratio 3.5:1 mean?

What does urine PC ratio 3.5:1 mean?

Test for proteinuria: Protein to creatinine ratio of 3.5:1 suggests significant proteinuria & certainly needs to be evaluated as can be associated with auto-immune nephritis, kidney damage, hypertension or diabetes. Best evaluated by a nephrologist. ...Read more

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My urine is hot, what does that mean?

My urine is hot, what does that mean?

Possible UTI: Could symptomatically signify a urinary tract infection which can easily be checked. Actual temperature of urine can not differ from your own core temperature. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my urine is hot?

What does it mean if my urine is hot?

Possible UTI: Could symptomatically signify a urinary tract infection which can easily be checked. Actual temperature of urine can not differ from your own core temperature. ...Read more