The presence of pus cells in your urine is a sign that there's an infection in your urinary tract. Pus is white blood cells, dead bacteria and other immune system cells. When you see pus in the toilet bowl or on a dipstick test, it means that there's bacteria present in your urine and that you may have an UTI (urinary tract infection). Over time, having too many white blood cells or pus cells can damage your kidneys. But before we get into all that, let's talk about what causes elevated levels of these two things in the first place:
Pus cells are usually associated with a higher protein content in the urine. A pus cell count of 1000/HPF is considered abnormal.
To begin, let's go over the normal range of pus cells in urine:
So, what is your risk of having an elevated white blood cell count or presence of pus cells in your urine?
The causes of elevated white blood cells or pus cells in urine can vary depending on many factors such as age, gender and race as well as underlying medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus and rheumatoid arthritis among others.
If you see pus cells in your urine sample, it can be a sign of an infection. Pus cells are white blood cells that have stopped functioning properly and are not able to fight off infections as they normally would. They are usually seen when there is an infection in your body.
The normal range of pus cells in urine is between 0 and 3 cells per milliliter (ml). If you see more than 3 pus cells per ml in your urine sample, this could mean that you have an infection somewhere in your urinary tract or kidneys. If this happens, it's important for you to speak with a doctor about how to treat it because untreated infections can spread throughout the body and make other parts of the body very sick as well.
There are a number of different causes for elevated white blood cells or pus cells in urine. These include:
You can be at risk for an elevated white blood cell count or presence of pus cells in your urine if you:
The White Blood Cell Count and Pus Cell Count can be affected by several diseases. Some of these include:
Pus cells are white blood cells that have been activated by an infection. They are often a sign of infection, but they can also be caused by cancer or other conditions.
The presence of pus cells in your urine is not normal and should be evaluated by a doctor. Pus cells may indicate a urinary tract infection (UTI), kidney disease, or some cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma.
We hope that this article has helped you to learn more about what white blood cell and pus cell counts mean in your urine, and how they can affect your health. If you are concerned about these values, we recommend that you see your doctor!