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What does it mean that there is white and red blood cells in urine?

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine

In brief: Blood cells in urine

It is common to see trace-small amounts of both red blood cells and white blood cells in the urine of women; and this simply means that the sample is contaminated.
White blood cells (WBC) in urine is otherwise due to an infection, usually an urinary tract (bladder) infection (uti). Some red blood cells (rbc) can also be seen in uti. Rbcs in the urine are commonly seen with kidney stones.

In brief: Blood cells in urine

It is common to see trace-small amounts of both red blood cells and white blood cells in the urine of women; and this simply means that the sample is contaminated.
White blood cells (WBC) in urine is otherwise due to an infection, usually an urinary tract (bladder) infection (uti). Some red blood cells (rbc) can also be seen in uti. Rbcs in the urine are commonly seen with kidney stones.
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Dr. Susana Sixto-rodriguez
Family Medicine

In brief: Cells in urine

White blood cells in your urine can be a sign of infection.
Your white blood cells are responsible for fighting infections in the body. Red blood cells in the urine is a sign that there is blood in the urine, which can also be a sign of infection, however can also be a sign of renal stones or certain cancers.

In brief: Cells in urine

White blood cells in your urine can be a sign of infection.
Your white blood cells are responsible for fighting infections in the body. Red blood cells in the urine is a sign that there is blood in the urine, which can also be a sign of infection, however can also be a sign of renal stones or certain cancers.
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