Having high levels of epithelial cells in urine is not normal and can be an indication of a health issue. High levels of epithelial cells in urine can cause UTI's, cystoceles, pyelonephritis and other issues. The amount of HPF epithelial cell counts you have may depend on your history with UTIs or kidney stones but more importantly it will depend on what caused the infection or blockage in the first place.
Having high presence of epithelial cells in urine means that there is an infection in the urinary tract. The epithelial cells are cells that line the urethra and the bladder. These infections are usually caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. There are many different types of infections that affect your urinary tract, such as bacterial cystitis, prostatitis and urethritis.
Dehydration causes extra water loss through sweating, vomiting or diarrhea which results in an increase in urine output and possibly some color changes as well!
If someone has a cystocele, pyelonephritis or diabetes it increases their chances of having high counts of epithelial cells in their urine.
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Pregnancy can also increase the likelihood that a woman will have high counts of epithelial cells in her urine.
This is due to the body producing hormones that make the bladder more sensitive, which results in excess mucus production.
You should talk to your doctor if you are pregnant and have high levels of epithelial cells in your urine. He or she may recommend that you take vitamin C supplements to help keep these levels normal as well as check for other conditions such as interstitial cystitis (IC).
Other common reasons for increased levels of epithelial cells in the urine can be found in a history of kidney stones or UTI's. If you have had one or both of these conditions, it is not uncommon to see an elevated level of epithelial cells in your urine. A history of cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), chronic kidney disease, obstructive uropathy (the inability to pass urine), or diabetes mellitus (types 1 and 2) may also produce similar results on a urinalysis.
You may also want to consult with your doctor regarding other possible causes for this finding such as urinary tract infection (UTI) or kidney stones.
People who are dehydrated may also find increased levels of epithelial cells in their urine. This can happen if you're not drinking enough water, but it could also be due to illness or another condition that makes it difficult for the kidneys to properly filter fluids from your blood.
If you're not sure if you're dehydrated and want more information on what symptoms might mean, see our article on dehydration symptoms.
If you have a high count of epithelial cells in your urine, this could be a sign that you have an infection. The lab result is usually reported as the number of epithelial cells per milliliter (HPF). An acceptable range is 0-10 HPF/ml. Anything higher than 10 can suggest an infection or other problem with your urinary tract. If you see this number, it would be wise to see a doctor right away to discuss the results and rule out any serious health issues. It's also important to note that these cells are not just white blood cells—they're actually epithelial cells from tissues lining organs like the bladder and kidney.
It's not unusual for females of any age to have trace levels of epithelial cells in their urine. Epithelial cells are the most common cell type in the body, and they can be found in urine at any age. They're found on the lining of the urinary tract, which is why they show up when you look at your urine under a microscope.
When you urinate, these cells get "shed" into your bladder or straight into your toilet bowl before heading down the pipes to wastewater treatment plants where they'll eventually be flushed out into a river or ocean far from where you live and/or work!
You don't need to worry about this level of aspirin-like substance; it's just part of being alive!
The presence of epithelial cells may indicate that there are inflammatory changes in the urinary tract.
It may also be due to kidney infection, kidney stones or other urinary tract diseases such as ureteritis and urethritis. If you have been diagnosed with a UTI, then it is possible that your doctor will give you antibiotics for 7-10 days to treat your condition. It is important to follow all instructions provided by your doctor in order to avoid any complications during this time period.
While it's normal for your body to expel epithelial cells in urine, this isn't always the case. Pregnant women may also be more at risk of developing kidney infections, which can lead to the presence of epithelial cells in the urine.
The most common cause for high levels of epithelial cells in urine is a urinary tract infection. However, there are many other factors that can cause this as well so it is important to see your doctor if you notice this in your test results.