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    Pus Cells in Urine: Symptoms, Causes, and Home Remedies

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    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MS, MBBS on 20 Jul 2019 - Written by Dr. Yuvakshi Juneja - MBBS, Training, MD - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MS, MBBS

    Pyuria is a condition that occurs when excess white blood cells or pus cells in urine are present. Pus cells in urine cause it to be cloudy and also indicate the presence of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Cranberry juice, vitamin C and yogurt are the best homemade remedies for pyuria treatment.

    If the urine of a person suddenly starts to look cloudy instead of being purely clear, then the condition is known pyuria, indicating too many pus cells in the urine. Pyuria can also indicate sepsis, which is a life-threatening bacterial infection, or pneumonia in older adults.

    In this article, we will look at:

    1. What are the Symptoms of the Presence of Pus Cells in Urine?
    2. What are the Causes of the Presence of Pus Cells in Urine?
    3. What are the Home Remedies for Pus Cells in Urine?

    Pyuria is a condition or sign of an underlying health problem. (1) The causes of pyuria vary from negligible to more serious ones. It is very important to stay observant in order to notice other, accompanying symptoms. Go through this article to know the most common symptoms that accompany pyuria and the most probable causes of pyuria. One should visit their doctor in order to do certain blood and urine tests as only then the doctor may give a proper diagnosis. While someone is waiting for an appointment or test results, it’s worth trying some easy home remedies to get rid of pus cells in urine. Natural home remedies are often the only treatment needed in case of pyuria.

    1. What are the Symptoms of the Presence of Pus Cells in Urine?

    The presence of pus cells in urine is often warning of a urinary tract infection, which is commonly known as UTI. Therefore apart from pyuria, one may also suffer from other unpleasant symptoms. (2)

    • If pus cells are present in urine, urine will become dark and cloudy. It can also have a shade of red color because of the presence of blood in it. Foul-smelling urine is also a common symptom.
    • UTI can cause a painful sensation while passing urine. Sometimes one can urinate more frequently or feel a strong urge to urinate but passes only a minimal quantity of urine. (10)
    • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) can also be responsible for some less obvious symptoms like fever, vomiting, nausea, unexplained tiredness or pain in the lower back or below ribs. Women can experience an unlikable pressure above their pubic bone.

    As one can see the symptoms vary depending on the cause and that’s why it’s crucial to see the doctor in order to identify the condition, which is responsible for all the repulsive signs.

    2. What are the Causes of the Presence of Pus Cells in Urine?

    There are various causes that pus cells in urine can be found, but the most common of them all is a urinary tract infection (UTI). However, it is a very broad term because UTI may affect different parts of the urinary tract causing different situations. (3)

    • There is a condition known as urethritis in which the urethra is infected. The urethra is a kind of a hollow tube and its main function is to remove urine outside the bladder. Germs from urethra can move up and infect the bladder, which is a condition known as cystitis.
    • If the urine gets blocked in the urinary tract, it may infect kidneys and cause a disease called pyelonephritis. If pus is collected along the course of the urinary tract, it causes a condition known as an abscess.
    • Women during pregnancy can also suffer from pyuria. In most cases, it’s not serious and just a result of various changes that happen in the body during pregnancy.
    • Pus cells in the urine of a pregnant woman always have to be checked by a doctor in order to eliminate a UTI as during pregnancy even minor UTI may affect the baby.
    • There are certain factors that can put someone in the risk group of developing pus cells in urine. Women are more prone to pyuria as compared to men. The chances of this condition increase with increasing age.
    • Pus cells can appear in the urine of women who are going through a menopausal transition and are facing a drop in levels of estrogen.
    • People who often change sexual partners are at a higher risk of pyuria development because infections transmitted sexually are also responsible for pus cells in urine.
    • Serious causes of pus cells in urine include conditions such as HIV, pneumonia, sepsis, autoimmune diseases, and kidney stones.

    Pus Cells in Urine

    3. What are the Home Remedies for Pus Cells in Urine?

    A doctor should always check pus cells in urine. There are also some great natural remedies, which may help, get rid of pus cells in urine without the need of taking medicines. (4)

    • Stay Hydrated: When someone drinks plenty of water, they urinate more frequently and simply flush out all the toxins and bacteria that may lead to urinary tract infections (UTI). It would be advisable to drink at least eight glasses of water every day. (5)
    • Cranberry Juice: Cranberries are considered to be one of the most effective natural solutions to problems of the urinary tract. Doctors also recommend this to treat the infections of the bladder or urinary tract. Cranberries have the ability to reduce the pH of the urine. They are also a great source of vitamin C and work as a strong antioxidant as they are rich in triterpenoids, flavonoids, and anthocyanin. (6)
    • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is very helpful when it comes to dealing with any kind of infection, including urinary tract infections (UTI). Pus cells in urine are usually the result of bacteria present in the urinary tract. Vitamin C helps to destroy them and prevent any further infections in the future. Vitamin C is so powerful because it increases the acidity in the urine and bacteria die in such an environment. One can supplement vitamin C, but the best way to obtain this compound is through a proper diet. (7)
    • Yogurt: Yogurt is a cheap and easy mean to get rid of pus cells in urine. Yogurt is rich in a good type of bacteria, which have the power to eliminate bad bacteria. Pus cells in urine are usually the consequence of bad bacteria, drinking one cup of natural yogurt a day can help get rid of the problem in a quick and safe way. Natural yogurt is also a great probiotic that protects good bacteria while taking antibiotics. Therefore if pus cells in urine are caused by a bacterial infection, which requires antibiotics, then one should include yogurt into treatment as well. (8)
    • Cucumber Juice: Cucumber is a natural diuretic, so it can fantastically eliminate pus cells from urine. Cucumber consists mainly of water, but at the same time, it is also rich in important minerals and vitamins, such as sulfur, potassium, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, and sodium. It is also packed with vitamins A, B, and C. (9)

    Because of their great properties, cucumbers flush all the toxins from the body and at the same time provide important minerals and vitamins. Drinking cucumber juice can help get rid of any bacterial or viral urinary tract infections and also act as a preventive measure.

    Hope this was a helpful article in getting the information about pus cells in urine. Keep reading Elawoman blogs for more such informative and entertaining articles on infertility issues, lifestyle, and medical info. Feel free to call on +918929020600 for any query regarding an infertility treatment like IUIIVF, and Surrogacy.

    Dr. Yuvakshi Juneja

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    MBBS, Training, MD
    Obstetrician, Endoscopic Surgeon
    Dr. Yuvakshi Juneja is an infertility specialist, gynecologist, obstetrician and laparoscopy surgeon specializing in High-risk pregnancy care, Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy, PCOD treatment, Menopause care and Adolescent Gynecology. Dr. Yuvakshi pursued MBBS and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi in 1981 and 1987 respectively. She has also undergone training in ART and High-risk obstetrics in Sweden in the year 1991. Dr. Yuvakshi is a member of various medical associations including Indian Association of Gynecologic Endoscopists (IAGE), Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Delhi (AOGD). Dr. Yuvakshi Juneja is practicing Moolchand Hospital, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi and Dr. Yuvakshi Juneja Clinic, Safdarjung Enclave, Delhi. For more information, visit

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