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A recent UA came back showing WBCs (5-10/hpf), RBCs (greater…

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Hello. A recent UA...
Hello. A recent UA came back showing WBCs (5-10/hpf), RBCs (greater than 50), squam epith calls (0-5/lpf) and mucus present. The specimen was sent out to be cultured and no infection was present. My doctor is now referring me to a urologist, but I'm very nervous. What could be causing this? I'm 38 years old, in good health and just had a baby seven months ago. I do have hashimotos/hypothyroidism and have had some ongoing glucose issues during my pregnancies (which is strange since I'm slim).
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Urologist: Dr. Y., Urologist replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No. No symptoms of anything. I have occasional pelvic and back pain, but nothing serious.
Urologist: Dr. Y., Urologist replied 2 years ago

Ok. You should definitely not worry about this being anything bad. In fact, it appears to me that you just have a contaminated urine specimen as shown by the squamous epithelial cells in the urine. This indicated that the urine hit your skin before making it to the cup and it makes all the results invalid. Your doctor should recheck the urine specimen with a properly collected specimen before referring you to a urologist. Hope this helps.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I had the same result from two UA tests, taken about 72 hours apart. The RBCs went up in the second sample. Seems strange that both samples would be contaminated. Could something else be going on?
Urologist: Dr. Y., Urologist replied 2 years ago

Were there epithelial cells present in the second sample?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
they were in both samples.
Urologist: Dr. Y., Urologist replied 2 years ago

Then this means that both samples were contaminated by your skin. You need to provide a sample until you get no more squamous cells in the sample and this would indicate a properly collected specimen

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