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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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Can blood and high white cell count in urine be sign of std?

Can blood and high white cell count in urine be sign of std?

UTI?: Not necessarily, but most likely a sign of urinary tract infection. Need urine culture/sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can taking 1antibiotic &1 Cipro (ciprofloxacin) reduce white blood cell count in urine? Went to doc for UTI after taking those &said there weren't many Wh blood cells

Can taking 1antibiotic &1 Cipro (ciprofloxacin) reduce white blood cell count in urine? Went to doc for UTI after taking those &said there weren't many Wh blood cells

Here are some ...: It seemed you took 2 antibiotics since Cipro (ciprofloxacin) itself is an antibiotic. Finding WBC in urine suggests the presence of inflammation caused by bacteria, virus, stone, tumors, foreign body, after recent procedures, catheter, contamination at urine collection, etc., not necessarily by bacterial infection alone. Antibiotic is good only for the bacteria sensitive to it, not for anything else. So, don't... ...Read more

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Recurring utis, lower left back pain under rib cage, high white blood cell count in urine, nausea, weakness. Causes?

Recurring utis, lower left back pain under rib cage, high white blood cell count in urine, nausea, weakness. Causes?

Pyelonephritis: It sounds like you have pyelonephritis/ renal infection. You could have infected kidney stones or an obstructing ureteral stone. You could have vessico-ureteral reflux or a large post void bladder residual. I would recommend that you see a urologist and get a renal/bladder ultrasound and voiding cysto-urethrogram. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in your urine?

What does it mean when you have a high white blood cell count in your urine?

WBCs in urine: WBC's in the urine are commonly associated with infection or inflammation of the urinary tract. Urine infection (UTI), kidney infection (pyelonephritis), and kindey stones are common causes. Inflammation of the bladder wall (cystitis) is also common. Less common causes are things like nephrotic syndromes and allergic interstitial nephritis. ...Read more

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What are the causes for low white cell count?

What are the causes for low white cell count?

Leukopenia: A low white cell count (leukopenia) can be caused by many different things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic high white cell count?

What are the causes of chronic high white cell count?

Varies: Usually the WBC goes up in response to some kind of infection or inflammatory condition in the body. If the white cells are abnormal, it can be a sign of a blood disease like a leukemia. Sometimes there is no obvious cause of persistent WBC elevation. ...Read more

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What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

What causes a low white cell count and is it deadly?

Many: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities. Most causes would be treatable. If this has been confirmed then consultation with a hematologist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a low white cell count cause spots?

Unlikely: What kind of spots? However, these spots are likely unrelated to the white count. ...Read more

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What should be your white cell count if you are immunosuppressed?

What should be your white cell count if you are immunosuppressed?

Depends: You can be immunosuppressed and still have a normal white blood cell count (wbc). For many patients we talk about the anc -- absolute neutrophile count. There is a continuum of low counts from mild (below normal) to moderate to severe (<500). Other wbcs may be reduced such as lymphocytes or other cells that are usually not measured with the usual cbc. ...Read more

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Is it common for a child with a lysosome storage disease (unspecified) to have a low white cell count?

Possibly: To answer this question (and to determin the best plan of care for the child), it would be important to determine what type of lysosomal storage disease this child has. These diseases differ from each other in many ways, and may need to be treated differently. ...Read more

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What is a low white cell count ?

Infection fighting: cells are found on top of the red oxygen carrying cells if you let blood settle to the bottom of a tube as a grey-green-white layer. The number and type of these cells vary a huge amount among normal people who can fight off infections. The number needs to get close to Zero before you are unprotected from infection, but can be lowered in most any illness that makes you sick (including colds). ...Read more

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What can cause a low white cell count?

What can cause a low white cell count?

Many things: It may be a developmental defect, severe infection, chemotherapy, bone marrow fibrosis, auto-immune disorders and more. You may consult this site for information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more

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What causes chronic low white cell count?

Quite a few things: Medications, infection, primary blood cancers of multiple flavors. A lot to speak to in 400 characters. Maybe re-post with a more focused leukopenia question. ...Read more

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How to increase white cell count in myself?

The causes of: The low WBC are extensive. Once a specific diagnosis is made, you can plan the interventions with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause low white cell count in adults?

What can cause low white cell count in adults?

See below: Please consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615 ...Read more

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White Cell Count (Definition)

This is the number of white blood cells per microlitre. It includes neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, and other rarer types such ...Read more