white blood cell's
Jun 7, 2012
My partner has went to the doctor and they said they found white blood cell's in his pee. it could mean alot of thing's right? he say's it burns when he pee's. i was wondering if you know what it may be and if so if it is life threatening or can be cured. also if he doe's have a life threatening infection is it possible i got it as well?
Response from Dr. Young
White blood cells in the urine could mean nothing (a contaminated specimen) or urinary tract infection or irritation (like kidney stones). We'd usually run additional tests, like urine cultures and tests of kidney function and complete blood count (CBC) to see what's going on. A physical examination is indicated.
Rarely is this finding life threatening, and then usually it's obvious, because the patient is very ill (fever, malaise, flank pain, for example are indicators of kidney infection).
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Sore On Mouth After Getting Scratched Worried I Have HIV
- White Bumps After Kissing Cut On Lip Worried I Have HIV
- Can Your Immune System Fight Off Hpv?
- How Long Does It Take To Get Std Results Back?
- List Of Sexually Transmitted Infections Does Doxycycline Monohydrate Treat
- Are Night Sweats A Sign Of Acute Hiv Infection?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.