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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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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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UTI symptoms, urine culture negative, Blood test: WBC 13.4, absolute neutrophils 9.8. UTI or something else?

UTI symptoms, urine culture negative, Blood test: WBC 13.4, absolute neutrophils 9.8. UTI or something else?

Uretheritis: Inflammation or infection of urethra can cause symptoms that mimic UTI. Usually urine cs is negative. Topic an antibiotic cream helps with the symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm male 28 Years three days ago started a fever 40C. Blood test were normal WBC normal liver enzymes normal urine culture normal no other symptoms ?

I'm male 28 Years three days ago started a fever 40C.   Blood test were normal WBC normal liver enzymes normal urine culture normal no other symptoms ?

Fever is usually: caused by infection, but it could be symptom of inflammatory disorders or rarely even malignancy. If your tests were completely normal, it is unlikely that it is a life-threatening condition. If it persists, you should return to your doctor for more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Can you see white blood cells in urine?

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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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

Dr. Simon Kimm
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Urine Culture (Definition)

Tiny sample of urine is spread on a bacterial growth culture medium, e.G agar & placed in an incubator to grow. Positive urine cultures demonstrate colonies of bacteria which can then be identified. Such colonies can then be recultured in presence of various antibiotics to identify to which the isolated organism is sensitive. ...Read more


Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more