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What does it mean if my doctor has found white cells in my baby's urine?

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Dr. Julia Stanford
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe infection

White blood cells in urine are often related to an infection of the urine.
But other information is needed as well, such as if nitrites are seen, or red blood cells, and if a urine culture showed any bacterial growth.

In brief: Maybe infection

White blood cells in urine are often related to an infection of the urine.
But other information is needed as well, such as if nitrites are seen, or red blood cells, and if a urine culture showed any bacterial growth.
Dr. Julia Stanford
Dr. Julia Stanford
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Dr. Jerry Casale
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Read on

It depends on how many.
The WBC can mean inflammation or infection further work up for a complete urinalysis and urine culture should be considered.

In brief: Read on

It depends on how many.
The WBC can mean inflammation or infection further work up for a complete urinalysis and urine culture should be considered.
Dr. Jerry Casale
Dr. Jerry Casale
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

It could indicate infection.

In brief: Infection

It could indicate infection.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Urinalysis

White blood cells are our soldier cells which fight infection - the presence of these in the urine can indicate a urinary tract infection.
Please ask your physician about updates in regards ot this positive lab value.

In brief: Urinalysis

White blood cells are our soldier cells which fight infection - the presence of these in the urine can indicate a urinary tract infection.
Please ask your physician about updates in regards ot this positive lab value.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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Dr. Zoey Goore
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: White cells in urine

If the urine specimen was obtained by using a catheter it often means that the baby has a urinary tract infection.

In brief: White cells in urine

If the urine specimen was obtained by using a catheter it often means that the baby has a urinary tract infection.
Dr. Zoey Goore
Dr. Zoey Goore
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