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Q: What causes a high white blood cell count in urine?

My finance recently went to the doctor because he had blood in his urine. He also has a high white cell count in his urine, but no discomfort. He is schedule for an ultrasound, but should we be really worried about cancer as the cause of this?

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Jay Motola, Health Pro
2/16/10 10:01am

It is not normal to have red and white cells in the urine. It can be a sign of many different conditions. Without symptoms it is not likely for this to be a urinary tract infection. Cancer is not likely to be associated with white cells, but certain urologic cancers may be associated with cancer. The possibility of a prostate infection is certainly a possibility, however there are other conditions that could be contributing to this.  A normal ultrasound and a thorough evaluation with a urologist will give you peace of mind.

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