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What causes the presence of epithelial cells in urine?

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Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018
Question: Dr Lal path lab report says epithelial cells + (in small numbers) . Do I need to worry?
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing to be worried about

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

Your recent urine analysis has revealed presence of few epithelial cells on microscopic examination.

It is normal to have a small amount of epithelial cells in your urine.There is nothing to be worried about it .

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil (3 minutes later)
My pus cell count is also 2-3/hpf. I feel coldness at the top of penis and feel it is wet but it is not when I check.
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
2-3 pus cells are also normal

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for follow up .

Presence of 2-3 pus cells (WBC) is normal finding on routine urine analysis and does not suggest infection .

In absence of any urinary symptoms like burning ,pain ,frequency feeling of coldness at the top of the penis has no significance at all .

Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil (16 minutes later)
Just a quick question that can you have uritritise or UTI without significant pus/ epithiliel cells in urine?
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Urethritis will always reveal presence of pus cells and Epithelial cells .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for follow up .

Urine analysis will always reveal positive evidence of infection like presence of pus cells and Epithelial cells whenever there is infection in urinary system and urethritis .

Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil (53 minutes later)
And in case of urethritis, the pus cells and epithelial cells will be much more than what my report suggests. Correct?
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No of Pus Cells and epithelial cells will depend upon severity of infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for follow up .

No of pus cells and Epithelial cells depends upon the severity of infection .It will be definitely more than normal if one has active infection of Urethra.(Urethritis).

Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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What causes the presence of epithelial cells in urine?

Brief Answer: Nothing to be worried about Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for query . Your recent urine analysis has revealed presence of few epithelial cells on microscopic examination. It is normal to have a small amount of epithelial cells in your urine.There is nothing to be worried about it . Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.