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Glucose and white blood cells in urine?

I'm 40 male, 5'8", 140lb, white, British.

I've been experiencing frequent urination but no other symptoms. I went to the doctors today and they gave me a urine test.

She said there were traces of glucose and white blood cells in my urine. She has asked me to go in for a blood test and I think a Prostate psa test.

I'm worried it could be something serious?
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707563 tn?1553635552
Hi -

I'm sure this is scary. Did they give you any indication of what they are looking for?

Traces of glucose is better than it could be - if you had large amounts, that would probably be more concerning, but since you shouldn't have any at all, it's good that they are following up.

Most often, glucose in urine is a sign of diabetes or another condition that raises your blood sugar. Do you have that? Do you have to fast for your blood work? If you do, my guess is that the blood work includes blood sugar levels.

https://www.healthline.com/health/glycosuria - you can read more on it here.

White blood cells in your urine can be found for lots of reasons - inflammation and infection are the biggest two. Did you get a result for that? Was that also trace? Men can often have a few white blood cells in their urine and it not mean anything. It's hard to say what this is without knowing what your result was. Is the doctor sending out for a urine culture for more analysis?

I wouldn't leap to prostate cancer. Obviously, I can't say you don't have that, and I'm not a doctor, but these 2 tests aren't enough to indicate it. In any case, it's good that your doc is being thorough.

Keep us posted on what happens, and best of luck!

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Thanks for your reply. All the doctor said was that the urine dipstick test showed white blood cells and glucose so she would have me do a blood test and PSA test. She said nothing about fasting. She's told me to cut down on my caffeine as that may be making me urinate more.
Do you have a copy of the blood work orders?

Yes, caffeine is very irritating to the bladder, and can cause an increase in urination. I'd suggest drinking more water along with cutting back the caffeine. If you drink a lot of caffeine, cut back slowly - you'll get a horrible headache otherwise.
I got my results yesterday & everything was fine! I must have had a spike in glucose when I did the urine test & the urine test cannot be that accurate. My PSA was fine too. Thanks for your help & concern :)
That's great news! Thanks for letting us know. :)

Best to you.
20872994 tn?1555749579
WBC's in the urine usually mean infection, but other things can cause it in small amounts. Frequent sexual intercourse, masturbation, dildos, vigorous sex all can cause a small amount of WBS occasionally.

However, if this is a recurrent thing, then it should be investigated. I would start with a gynecologist, and if everything is normal and the finding persists, then maybe a urethroscopy and workup by a urologist.
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yep, yep and yep.  That's good advice.  
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