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I had a urinalysis done two days ago and my leukocyte

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I had a urinalysis...

I had a urinalysis done two days ago and my leukocyte esterase came back as 250. A culture was done and nothing grew. What could cause this? I live in canada so perhaps your units are different.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I saw my doctor because my gfr and creatinine have been high and he ordered complete blood and urine tests. I am currently taking elavil 25mg and zocor 20 mg.

Doctor's Assistant: In general, how has your health been lately?

It has been good and all other blood tests came back as normal except for my gfr is only 52. By bp has been normal high around 130/80 on average

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I do have a history of uti infections although not lately.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Urology
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Urologist: Dr. Chip, General Practice replied 3 months ago
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Urologist: Dr. Chip, General Practice replied 3 months ago

250 is right at the edge of being clinically significant--indicating there are white cells in the urine

So in your case I would say it doesn't really indicate any medical problem--no bladder or kidney infection.

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Could it be bladder cancer? Should I have a cystoscopy?
Urologist: Dr. Chip, General Practice replied 3 months ago

No--it certainly isn't an indication of bladder cancer and you don't need cystoscopy for it

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