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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 I have bacteria, white blood cells, and sqamous epithelia in my urine?

What does it mean when I have bacteria, white blood cells, and sqamous epithelia in my urine?

May be nothing: The positive findings on your urine commonly happens with contaminated urine sample. Unless you did a careful midstream urine catch, which would decrease the chance of having what you found on your urine test. If you are having symptoms of urine infection, a urine culture can help in evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Would STDs cause white blood cells and bacteria in the urine?

Would STDs cause white blood cells and bacteria in the urine?

Unlikely: This is either UTI or vaginal secretions contaminating the urine specimen. Talk to your doctor. ...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 does it mean if there are white blood cells and ketones present in urine?

What does it mean if there are white blood cells and ketones present in urine?

See below: WBC can indicate a urinary tract infection. Ketones are seen when the body metabolizes fat for energy, instead of glucose. This happens during fasting or starvation. It also occurs with alcoholic and diabetic ketoacidosis.

The presence of WBC is unrelated to the Ketones in the urine. ...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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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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What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my urine?

What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my urine?

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

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What does it mean if I have high white blood cells in my urine?

What does it mean if I have high white blood cells in my urine?

White blood cells: The presence of white blood cells suggests inflammation, probably due to infection. ...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 the commonest cause of white blood cells in urine. Non-infectious causes include drug reaction, and crystals in urine. ...Read more

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How do bacteria trigger the b and t white blood cells?

How do bacteria trigger the b and t white blood cells?

Yes - normally: I'm not sure of the question. The immune system has many cells but includes the b and t lymphocytes are normally activated and respond to infection including bacterial infection. So, the normal immune system is stimulated by normal potential risks to the body including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. The predominant cell vs bacteria are neutrophils. ...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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Could white blood cells be found in urine by masterbation?

Maybe: White cells are usually diagnosed by microscopy in urine and are not visible. White colored urine could be residual ejaculate that did not clear completely from the system prior to urination. ...Read more

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White blood cells on cervix and in urine?

White blood cells on cervix and in urine?

White blood cells: The presence of wbcs in these areas suggests the presence of inflammation, but not necessarily the cause. ...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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What does positive white blood cells and negative nitrites on the urine test mean?

What does positive white blood cells and negative nitrites on the urine test mean?

More information: There is more information on an urinalysis that is needed to know what might be going on. Where there red blood cells, leukocyte esterase, etc? Also, why was the test performed in the first place. Please repost the question with more details. It may be that the specimen was not a 'clean catch' meaning it has some contamination and should be repeated. ...Read more

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Doctor said there was traces of blood in my urine and white blood cells. What does this mean?

Doctor said there was traces of blood in my urine and white blood cells. What does this mean?

UTI?: Any wbcs in the urine are abnormal and could indicate early infection somewhere along the urinary tract. Red blood cells in the urine could mean many things: kidney stone, infection, prostate cancer, minor kidney trauma from long distance running. The fact that both of these are "trace" amounts is reassuring. You can live with the trace reds, but watch for worsening of the trace whites! ...Read more

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I had a urine dipstick test done and it showed white blood cells. Is this definitely a UTI or something more serious.?

I had a urine dipstick test done and it showed white blood cells. Is this definitely a UTI or something more serious.?

Definitely unsure.: WBC in the urine could be evident of an infection. Could be an inflammatory issue. Could be nothing. If the analysis showed only WBCs, then a formal urinalysis with microscopy as well as a urine culture should be sent, which would give you much more accurate results than the dipstick. ...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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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.

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

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