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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi i had a water infection 3 weeks ago which i was put on amoxicillin for i went back for a midwife check as iam 6 months pregnant at the moment and they sent a new urine sample of today i got the results that there is no bacteria growth in the urine but there is over 190 pus cells in the urine could you explsin what they are and what this means please and is it life threating or anything thankyou                                   
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read
User :   thankyou
Doctor :   presence of pus cells above 5 cells per HPE indicate presence of infection
User :   ok what are pus cells
Doctor :   they are the body immunity cells
Doctor :   they fight the infection and become pus cells
User :   are they dangerous
Doctor :   no they are not dangerous
Doctor :   they are the cells which prevent infection
User :   if there was no bacteria grown the urine sample were could the infection be
Doctor :   pus cells do continue to be in the region even when the bacteria has been destroyed and the infection has cleared
User :   is that a very high number of them
User :   is that a very high number of them
Doctor :   it will take some time for the pus cells to reduce in number after the infection is cleared
Doctor :   !90 per HPE ?
User :   the doctor is giving me a prescription for it to pick up tommorow to go on
User :   he said i had 190 wheni had the infection 3-4 weeks ago and now there is a few more than the 190
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and urine culture did not pick up any bacteria growth ?
User :   the new urine culture i had done on wednesday the 19th i got the results today and there was no bacteria growth just more pus cells
Doctor :   the antibiotic given initially might have cleared the bacteria
Doctor :   the pus cells also should come down as the infection is cleared
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