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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
You have a doctor: Help? You have a physician who is treating you correctly. The culture is pending. Be patient.

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Discuss with doctor: Spotting in early pregnancy is not uncommon. If the bleeding is not excessive and you do not have, pain, it is not likely to threaten the pregnancy. Y ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dario Roque
11 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
Yes: Yes, that is possible.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Inconsistent info: Urine culture does not detect blood. If urine culture was negative for bacterial growth, the "white small shredded like stuff" is likely to be mucus a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Microscopic Hematuri: Occult blood in urine means the blood is not visible with naked eye and is only seen in high field device like microscope as red blood cells.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: The fecal occult blood test can be quite sensitive and may show blood in the stool from minor gastritis or esophagitis that is not significant. But, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Terminology: The term occult blood is usually used for blood in stool. Blood in urine may be a red cells or hemoglobin. All lab results need to be interpreted in t ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: The spirochetes that cause it won't grow in blood culture.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: A standard complete blood count measures red blood cells and their characteristics, platelets, and white blood cells and their types.If a peripheral s ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Cancer: Blood in stool represents bleeding somewhere in the gastrointestinal tract. It needs be investigated by a GI specialist, especially to exclude colon ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Culture of the stool will not usually reveal H Pylori - the culture test can be done on biopsy samples from the stomach, especially the part called th ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
UA: It means you have +1 blood in your urine and the Normal value should be "Negative" so have the hematuria evaluated and worked up by the Doc. Best wis ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
WBC in Urine: This is not normal and may indicate infection.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Many reasons: A CBC can provide a lot of information to a treating physician, who may be ordering it for many different reasons (confirm bacterial vs. viral, monito ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience in Pathology
In the lab: Great question. A great way to screen for intestinal cancer as cancers cause small amounts of bleeding, which is then passed in the feces. A less sens ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
13 years experience in Pathology
H.pylori test: H.pylori antigen is a stool test.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Unlikely: While it is possible to have a hernia that is associated with the bladder, it would be unlikely to cause occult blood in he urine. I would recommend f ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
No: a low hematocrit or hemoglobin on a cbc requires investigation, which can include internal bleeding as a cause. Multiple other causes as well: cancer, ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience in Family Medicine
UTI?: Sounds like you might have a urinary tract infection. Check with your doc for the rest of the results and the plan for treatment if needed. Have a g ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Nope: A blood culture will only detect the presence of bacteria (or fungus) in the blood.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not specific: Fecal occult blood tests detects peroxide activity in the fecal matter. Peroxidase activity is associated with hemoglobin, but not specific to it. H ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Red blood cells.: This is the same as red blood cells in urine. This should be confirmed by a microscopic look at the urine. Could be coming from anywhere from the k ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes/No: Blood tests may show a problem; however blood tests cannot diagnose bowel (eg colon) cancer. Low hemoglobin (anemia) may indicate bowel blood loss, bu ... Read More

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