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I have a question about a high Leukocyte Esterase reading in

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I have a question about a high Leukocyte Esterase reading in my urine
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: not on any medication
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: i take vitamins, not medications
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i have a very complicated medical history, I just want to know if a reading of 25 WBC count in Leukocyte Esterase is a general UTI or something more serious
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Could I please see the entire urinalysis report?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
just attached a screen shot
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Got it--thanks

And why was the urinalysis done?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i had foamy urine & needed bloodwork to check on other things. I have horseshoe kidneys, and radiation 5 years ago to my entire spinal cord so I'm at higher risk of various cancers now
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

OK

That's an indication of a substantial number of white blood cells in your urine

There are no red cells in your urine so this isn't any indication of a kidney problem

So basically you've got a simple UTI and you need a course of antibiotics to clear it up

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok, thank you so much!
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

My pleasure

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