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Pus cells in urine means?

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Dr. James Lin
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Pus cells are degenerated white blood cells and its presence denotes inflammation inside urinary tracts does exist usually resulting from bacterial UTI, STD-related urethritis, stone, tumors, foreign body, physical related event including surgery & instrumentation, etc.
But, careless urine collection may lead to significant contamination so to show pus cells but commonly along with squamous cells.

In brief: Here are some ...

Pus cells are degenerated white blood cells and its presence denotes inflammation inside urinary tracts does exist usually resulting from bacterial UTI, STD-related urethritis, stone, tumors, foreign body, physical related event including surgery & instrumentation, etc.
But, careless urine collection may lead to significant contamination so to show pus cells but commonly along with squamous cells.
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