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I have red and white blood cells in urine but no bacteria. I also have abdominal pain and pain in my sides. Any ideas?

I have red and white blood cells in urine but no bacteria. I also have abdominal pain and pain in my sides. Any ideas?

Poss Kidney Stones: Have you had an imaging study? Ultrasound is rather unreliable. If your urinary ph (acidity) is 6 or higher, then stones should show up on plain xray (kub). Urine ph of 5.5 or lower can cause uric acid stones, which do not show up on plain film. Ct scan is then necessary. Bottom line is, you need to be seen by your doctor and, if he can't figure it out, get a referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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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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All STD tests came back negative. I have red and white blood cells in my urine and no bacteria. What could this indicate?i

All STD tests came back negative. I have red and white blood cells in my urine and no bacteria. What could this  indicate?i

Maybe nothing: It is all about how many. A few such cells are normal and in a young woman, they are often contaminants. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications, to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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My daughter had a urine done recently due to UTI symptoms it showed 93 WBC 1198 red blood cells no nitrates cultures grew ecoli possible causes?

My daughter had a urine done recently due to UTI symptoms it showed 93 WBC 1198 red blood cells no nitrates cultures grew ecoli possible causes?

See below: The most common cause of utis is e. Coli. The e. Coli comes from the intestinal tract. Some times girls wipe the wrong way. Also, children, do not always have nitrates in their urine, when they have a uti. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there are red blood cells and white blood cells in urine?

What does it mean when there are red blood cells and white blood cells in urine?

Infection: When there are both alot of rbc's and wbc's in the urine it usually indicates a bacterial infection either cystitis, prostatitis, urethritis or pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
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Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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Significance? Urine- wbc>100/cmm; red blood cells:+++; no growth. Fbc (suggestive of infection)- neutrophil:7.3 10*9/l; mean platelet volume: 12.3fl

Significance? Urine- wbc>100/cmm; red blood cells:+++; no growth. Fbc (suggestive of infection)- neutrophil:7.3 10*9/l; mean platelet volume: 12.3fl

Lab data: These results are meaningless without a clinical history and exam results. Although you have micropyuria and hematuria cannot be sure of the significance without knowing the problems you are investigating and the manner in which the urine was collected. It would be helpful if you provided the remainder of the cbc, but not without expounding on reasons it was done. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Does white blood cells in urine mean herpes ?

Does white blood cells in urine mean herpes ?

Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other urine or laboratory markers, symptoms, etc. That is about all one can say with regard to this. The presence of wbcs would definitely not be specific for determining if one had herpes virus. ...Read more

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