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What Does No White Blood Cells 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
Low WBC: It could either mean your body is producing less or your body is using up more, it isusually the first one though. You should see your doctor asap if you suspect this. It should not be ignored as it could be serious. ...Read more
A bit high: White blood cells roll along the sides of the blood vessels and release into the bloodstream if inflammatory signals occur (infection, injury, autoimmune disease, etc). It is usually transient and returns to normal as the inflammatory environment becomes quenched. The count usually must be higher and persist for longer (and is associated with telltale symptoms) before considering cancer or other ...Read more
White cells in urine: WBC's in urine mean inflammation anywhere in the urine collecting system, starting from the outer part of genitals all the way up to the kidneys. Usualy infection is the frequest cause, but other causes of inflammation like stones, dehydration may cause white cells to show in urine. Get your urine retested after hydration fo further treatmetn options. ...Read more
Close to normal:
The normal white blood cell count varies mildly with each laboratory but roughly is between 5.0-10.0
the term " borderline" is used for any slight variation of that range (up or down). Your
provider will determine the significance of it and if it's necessary further follow up. ...Read more
What does low white blood cell count mean? 60 y/o female. Finished chemo & radiation for stage 3 bc one year ago.
Effect on marrow: One of the problems of chemo is that it not only destroys the dna of the tumor cell but of the cells in the marrow reducing the wbc. This is exaggerated following rt. When the WBC gets too low drugs like gcs must be used to bring the count up over 4000, the normal being around 7000 -8000. ...Read more
Elevated White Count: It all depends on how elevated the results are, but in general this represents a concurrent bacterial infection. ...Read more
I had a urine test and was told I have no white blood cells. What does this mean? I was passing blood and it burned to urinate.
Kidney stones: This probably means you probably do not have an infection but still could have stones in any part of the urinary tract. Make sure to drink a lot (>1 gallon) of water daily. ...Read more
When you have high levels of nitrates in urine test but show no white blood cells in the urine test what does this mean?
Too little info: The look analysis is usually done by a machine where the cells rapidly flow through a small tube. You should speak to your doc about all the factors they measured and the meanings of each. ...Read more
Get it worked up,,: This can be an infection in your body somewhere, but it might be something else. If it is infectious in nature, you would likely have other symptoms like fever and chills and a general feeling of malaise or being tired. Otherwise, a possible blood disorder should be ruled out. The first best step is to see your doctor for an initial work-up/evaluation to get an accurate idea. Best of luck. ...Read more
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
Might be: Due to an infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Normal: All men and women have white blood cells. It is a normal part of humans. ...Read more
How low?: There are many reasons for low wbc. Is it low neuts or lymphs, or both? ...Read more
Not sure about: The question is vague and needs more details. ...Read more
What dose it mean when you have white blood cells in your unrine and how do you get it? Also what are the symptoms and how do you stop them?
Urinary tract infect: It means an infection. You see a doctor he decides to treat the infection and give antibiotics and ask that you drink lots of fluid. If complicated like pyelonephritis or recurrent the treatment may be different and radiologic evaluation may be indicated. ...Read more
White blood cells: White blood cells are not normally found in the urine. Leukocytes/wbcs indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate. ...Read more
Impossible: White cells do not 'eat' red cells. ...Read more
White cells in Urine: White cells in urine mean inflammation some where in the urinary system. Most commonly it is due to infection, starting from the outer genital area all the way upto the kidneys. Besides infection, other causes of inflammation like stones, anywhere in the urinary system can also cause WBC's in urine. The best thing is to repeat the test after good hydration and persue it with your treating doctor. ...Read more
Wide variety: Further work up and investigation is needed. ...Read more