Ok, so kind of gross question - but where do the dead CML cells go when they die? Do we excrete them somehow?
I recently had a urine test at the doctor and this time it showed positive for both white and red cells (last time when I was in emergency for right side groin/lower abdomen pain it was only red cells, so they thought it was kidney stones - which was wrong). Anyway, so this time, the doctor put me on Keflex (antibiotic), as she said I must have a urinary tract infection, which they have to treat especially in a CML case. I've never had a UTI before, but since my cell counts are now lower, I am not ruling it out as something that can now happen (I am symptom-free in this area, or at least I thought so - except for the intermittent groin pain, which has come and gone over the last 5 months).
But - has anyone else had this type of experience of finding cells in their urine? Is it something that might be normal for people on TKIs - or have I just got a UTI and should take my antibiotics and pipe down about it?