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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 11:49 AM   1
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+2 Leukocytes?


I had an appointment at the hospital today, and the urine test came back with +2 leukocytes, so is being sent off for analysis.

What does this mean, UTI? I don't have any symptoms like weeing more frequently or pain... so could it be something else?

And if it is a UTI, what do they do about it?



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 11:52 AM   2
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Yes, it is an indication for a UTI. Anyone with Leukocytes i.e. white blood cells, will have their urine sent for analysis. If you have it confirmed as a UTI then you would required Antibiotics. Usually Cefradine 500mg 4x a day, depending on where you are. Also, UTI is important to treat as it can cause kidney infection, irritable uterus and premature labour etc.



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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 11:59 AM   3
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Yes, it is an indication for a UTI. Anyone with Leukocytes i.e. white blood cells, will have their urine sent for analysis. If you have it confirmed as a UTI then you would required Antibiotics. Usually Cefradine 500mg 4x a day, depending on where you are. Also, UTI is important to treat as it can cause kidney infection, irritable uterus and premature labour etc.
Is it normal to have a UTI and not have any signs?
Sounds like as long as it is treated with antibiotics, it's not that serious?



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 12:08 PM   4
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I had this, mw said it could be a UTI or just discharge in my sample. I've heard nothing so I'm to assume all is ok x



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 12:16 PM   5
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It is common for women to have a UTI and not be aware of the symptoms, usually because they are linking the dull ache in their back for example as just being pregnant. Or their frequent urination as a pregnancy symptom, although it is increased. So yeah, women may not be aware of the symptoms at all. It is something they is picked up at a routine appt as oppose to the woman calling in the symptoms. Very important to treat. I dip my own urine etc anyway.



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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 12:26 PM   6
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Ive had a UTI and also twice now after that on seperate occasions had that +2 and protien in urine, theyve been sent away but ive never heard anything or been called (which they said they would if i had to have antibiotics) so you might be fine, If it is a uti its also fine just get the antibiotics and itll clear up.



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 12:32 PM   7
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Thankyou ladies



 
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