What is Pyuria?
Pyuria definition: Pyuria is the existence of white blood cells or pus in urine. Typically, it’s caused by a urinary tract infection, a bladder infection, or even potentially a kidney infection. Check out our resources on urinary tract infections here. Because bacterial infections are the most common cause of pyuria, antibiotics can typically clear it up. A simple culture of the urine can diagnose pyuria and then your doctor can prescribe an antibiotic.
However, there are some many less common causes of pyuria. Read this document for further information on pyuria and what conditions can cause it.
What is Sterile Pyuria?
Sterile pyuria is when the urine does contain white blood cells or pus cells, but the urine still appears sterile after being subjected to a culture. The most common causes of sterile pyuria are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like gonorrhea. However, there are some other things that can cause sterile pyuria. It can be a side effect of acetaminophen or kidney issues.
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