I feel embarrassed and angry. I checked my urine today and found the leukocyte level raised. I had again bladder pain, on and off. Nothing that really bothered me. But this evening I thought I could use the new stick I bought. And was sure to get a negative result. And now this. I repeated the test an hour later, now almost no leukocytes. I will repeat tomorrow morning. The background: my bladder pain is TMS. My doctor says so. I had been tested and all other possible diseases had been ruled out. I have this condition for more than 2o years, I should know how to handle this. My doctor tells me that the leukocytes in urine are a stress reaction. This is not main stream urology. Though also other urologists told me that if they can’t find any bacteria they cannot do anything about it. Then it is not a significant finding. I know all that. But the test this evening made me to almost freak out. I checked the internet if I could find something on leukocytes in urine because of stress. Not really. I have stress. I need to make some life decisions. Things change for me, I see them in a different light. It dawns to me that if i continue this way I spent my life working my ass of but not feeling satisfied or having a good life at all. And I postponed decisions as if life has no end. My birthday is coming, 57, my god, it sounds totally unreal to me. Well, you get the picture. What I will do? Write an email to my urologist. If there are still leukocytes tomorrow I will get the urine cultured. Do you believe that one can have many (significantly) leukocytes in urine from stress? Is this possible?