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What does these urinalysis results indicate

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What could this be ,urinalysis showed positive blood 3+ positive white blood cells and positive ketones?
Posted Sun, 9 Mar 2014 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 16 minutes later
Brief Answer: Considerations Detailed Answer: Hello & thank you for submitting your question. it is possible that this may reflect a mild urinary tract infection. Sometimes this will go away with the help of your own immune system. Sometimes antibiotics might help. I would recommend that you consider talking about this with your doctor. A repeat urinalysis would be reasonable as well. Tetons can sometimes be falsely positive in urinalysis specimens. Sometimes however if your blood sugar is very elevated it can cause ketones to be present in the urine. Please talk about this with your doctor in great detail. if your doctor suspects a possible infection he might send your sample for a culture. This will help you and your doctor decide if antibiotics are needed. Otherwise I would recommend that you continue to lead a very active lifestyle with a well-balanced diet and healthy exercise at least three or four days per week. Thanks again for sharing your healthcare concerns with us as we continue to work on optimizing your general health. I wish you all the best and continued good health and quality-of-life. Dr. G
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Follow-up: What does these urinalysis results indicate 12 minutes later
, wbc abnormal <30 epithelial cells ( non renal)<10 occult blood abnormal? What is that?
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 36 hours later
Brief Answer: Followup Detailed Answer: White blood cells could mean some inflammation in the urinary tract or possibly a urinary tract infection. Epithelial cells are skin cells - usually not seen in a urine sample. Occult blood is blood which cannot be seen to the naked eye. A fewred blood cells in the urinary tract can cause this. Do you have a copy of the full report to scan and send? Dr. G
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