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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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I went to the dr with pelvic & back pain...Checked urine & found white blood cells...Sent to lab & found no growth...What does it mean?

I went to the dr with pelvic & back pain...Checked urine & found white blood cells...Sent to lab & found no growth...What does it mean?

Infection: You describe a possible infectious cause. You should see your doctor and receive an examination to determine what type of medication, if any, you need. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain. I have high blood pressure took on fri 217/97 today it's 174/116 I have cloudy urine and white blood cells in urine?

I am experiencing low back pain. I have high blood pressure took on fri 217/97 today it's 174/116 I have cloudy urine and white blood cells in urine?

Get urinalysis.: Kidney disease may refer pain to the spine, so, check for infection. If that is not it, get a good spine exam ...Read more

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I am having high white blood cells count in my body and due to it I am thinking I get back pain during sitting give me some suggestion?

The high WBC: Should not cause the back pain but it's the other way around. Hope u learn from these tips. Take care! Http://symptoms. Rightdiagnosis. Com/cosymptoms/amenorrhea/pelvic-pain. Htm. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/adult-health/multimedia/back-pain/sls-20076265. ...Read more

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D&C 2 wks ago have low back pain, tender abdomen, urgency urinating. Dipstick came back positive low white blood cells, could it be PID or just UTI?

D&C 2 wks ago have low back pain, tender abdomen, urgency urinating. Dipstick came back positive low white blood cells, could it be PID or just UTI?

Sounds like bladder: It sounds like a bladder infection. PID is not that common after a routine D and C unless STDs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia were present and untreated before the surgery. If you had a urine dip test done then it seems you have seen a doctor for evaluation. Schedule follow up with that doctor for clarification on your diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Finding small amounts of sediment in urine, no blood/odor. Dipped myself which shows mod wbc. Horrible lower back pain (endometriosis). Any thoughts?

Finding small amounts of sediment in urine, no blood/odor. Dipped myself which shows mod wbc. Horrible lower back pain (endometriosis). Any thoughts?

Could be UTI: I think it definitely could be a urinary tract infection but that should be checked out. Urinary sediment is certainly not normal which could signal other malfunctions going on and not just an infectious process. I recommend getting a urine sample looked at and possibly cultured, depending on what your doctor would like. Would get the sediment looked at microscopically. ...Read more

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My daughter was tested for UTI came back as no UTI but has a little blood and white blood cells in her urine what is going on?

My daughter was tested for UTI came back as no UTI but has a little blood and white blood cells in her urine what is going on?

Uti: Make sure the urine is cultured and not just the dipstix
white cells and redcells indicates irritation
make sure she is not taking bubble baths or sitting in soapy water!
increase fluid intake and that might help a lot ...Read more

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White blood cells found in urine sample, waiting for urine cultures to come back. What does this mean?

Ask the Dr: A few WBC is normal. You neglected to include enough information for any answer. How many WBC? Symptoms? Other findings in urine? Without the answers to these questions the result of the culture is useless. There are varieties of urinary infections. For simple cystitis in a young, sexually active woman, a culture is not indicated. For an elderly woman with no symptoms the culture is useless. ...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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What is the cause of white blood cells in urine?

What is the cause of white blood cells in urine?

Usually infection: Urinary infection is commonest cause of white blood cells in urine. Non-infectious causes include drug reaction, and crystals in urine. ...Read more

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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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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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Can you see white blood cells in urine?

Yes and no: As single cells, the naked eye would not be able to see individual white blood cells. So if there is just a small amount you could not rely on just looking at urine and know with certainty. However, in large groups as pus, white blood cells and other materials can be seen in this way. So large amounts would be more obvious, just like looking at pus around a wound. ...Read more

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What does white blood cells in urine mean?

What does white blood cells in urine mean?

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. ...Read more

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What are reasons for white blood cells in urine?

What are reasons for white blood cells in urine?

Infection: White cells (leucocytes) are the bodies way to fight infection. White cells in the urine are due to infection somewhere in the urinary tract. The infection could be in the urethra, bladder or kidney. In males the sexual delivery system could also be infected. Hopefully the specimen containing the white cells was collected properly and if so it could be analyzed for bacterial growth. ...Read more

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Please explain what does white blood cells in urine mean?

Please explain what does white blood cells in urine mean?

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

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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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Doctor found white blood cells in urine. No pain. What could this be?

White cells in urine: The white cells could represent an early urine infection. A urine culture can be performed to detect infection. Other causes of white cells usually relate to inflammation of the bladder, urethra, or kidney. Further testing by your physician will help to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Are urinary casts and white blood cells in urine the same thing?

Are urinary casts and white blood cells in urine the same thing?

UA FINDINGS: No. White blood cells are leukocytes, also known as neutrophils, and these appear in infection (UTI), and in allergic attack on kidney. Casts are microscopic cylinders of protein, fatty acids, and cellular debris, most commonly. Casts can form from leukoctes that clump as cylinders in the nepron tubules, and casts can form from RBCS, too. Each has a pathologic meaning. ...Read more

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Could I have a UTI even though I have no symptoms? I have very few white blood cells in urine.

Yes: The symptoms associated with a UTI can vary widely, from frequency, to urgency, to dysuria, hesitancy, retention, nausea, fever and chills, etc. A urinary tract infection can also be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Red and white blood cells in urine. Docs not worried - decided it was endometriosis (without further tests). Should I seek 2nd opinion?

DEFINITELY!: Red and white blood cells in urine could mean possible bladder infection; urine culture can confirm this. Endometriosis can only be diagnosed by a biopsy or direct visualization (can't biopsy something that you can't see so visualization is required) via laparoscopy. Start with a urine culture; if negative and there is suspicion for endometriosis, see a gynecologist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can STDs cause white blood cells in urine?

Can STDs cause white blood cells in urine?

White blood cells: Unlikely to be due to std if present in urine, but in women their presence in urine may be due to contamination by vaginal secretions, depending upon how the urine was collected. Generally, if truly in urine suggests uti. ...Read more

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No appetite, weight loss, white blood cells in urine but no signs of UTI. What's wrong??

No appetite, weight loss, white blood cells in urine but no signs of UTI. What's wrong??

Still likely a UTI: You could still have a urinary tract infection (without the most common symptoms of dysuria/pain/frequency/.....), but you should also be examined for more serious conditions such as a renal inflammation (glomerulonephritis/pyelonephritis/....), or a subclinical infection (tuberculosis of the urinary tract can present as "sterile" pyuria). ...Read more

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Epithelial cells and mucus present in urine, normal red blood cells and white blood cells in urine. No symptoms, possible causes?

Epithelial cells and mucus present in urine, normal red blood cells and white blood cells in urine. No symptoms, possible causes?

Need more info: How many red cells and how many white cells? Who asked for the test and why? Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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For what reason are there no white blood cells in urine with urinary tract infection?

For what reason are there no white blood cells in urine with urinary tract infection?

Unlikely to be the: Case. Only the extreme case of a person with profound leukopenia may one not see white blood cells in urine with urinary tract infection. White cells may not be seen if the urine was not preserved properly and the WBC disintegrated. ...Read more

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White blood cells in urine but urine culture negative. But still have lot of pain while urinating for a 7 yr old male?

White blood cells in urine but urine culture negative. But still have lot of pain while urinating for a 7 yr old male?

Variable causes: If uncircumcised, a trapping of debris under the foreskin can trigger sensitivity or pain. If circ'd, a narrowed outlet may be the issue, with symptoms of a dribble or wild spray with voiding, all should have a strong stream. A visit to a urologist may be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Low grade fever, white blood cells in urine, fatigue, headaches, depression, get ill alot?

Low grade fever, white blood cells in urine, fatigue, headaches, depression, get ill alot?

2 things going on: Possibilities are you could have bladder infection vs interstial cystitis (inflammation) and flu like illness with fatigue and head aches at sam time. ...Read more

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Meaning of a lot of white blood cells in the urine?

Meaning of a lot of white blood cells in the urine?

Infection: A lot of white cells in the urine usually means an infection. The infection could be in the urine - a bladder infection - or the cells could be coming from the vagina - which would mean a cervical or vaginal infection. With a bladder infection there is pain with voiding and voiding frequently. With a vaginal infection - itch, irritation, discharge or odor, and often pain. Check and treat this. ...Read more

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