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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Bacteria: The first possibility is that it is a "dirty sample" meaning that bacterial contamination took place and it was not a clean catch urine. In the event ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bacteria in urine: It may mean you have a urinary infection or the urine sat around for some time before it was examined. A urine culture would be more definitive for an ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Inaccurate: Too dilute urine may not provide accurate results and not just for bacteria. A usual specimen for urine analysis is the first voided sample in the mor ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Atypical bacteria?: Mycoplasma, ureaplasma, and chlamydia are examples of bacterial infections of urine that are not visible on urine exams and do not grow on conventiona ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: In fact, trace proteinuria is always present when there are red cells in the urine. Trace protein isn't really worth worrying about by itself if you'r ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A trace amount of albumin the the urine is normal during pregnancy. Best wishes!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Urine infection: I would say urine infection is most likely, but that us not the only thing that can cause what you are describing. See your doctor and get this checke ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Significant protein in the urine suggests inflammation or damage to the kidneys. Have the issue evaluated.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not from ovarian cys: Ovarin cyst does not cause trace of blood in urine.Have yourself checked with urinalysis and culture as you may have an infection.
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Sounds normal: All these are common and normal. Your urine is quite concentrated, probably due to limited fluid intake before it was collected; this probably explain ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Urine odor: Urine is often odorless. There are some diseases like diabetes that may create odors in the urine and some bacteria that grow in standing urine may pr ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rohit Dhir
12 years experience Urology
Kidney disease?: Proteinuria can be an early sign of medical kidney diseases. A nephrologist can help with some further testing.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Strumeyer
32 years experience Urology
Prostate also : Sounds like you already are being treated if you know that it is a e coli infections prob also a prostate infection and should improve with proper a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Proteinuria: repeat this exam. It can be suggestive of kidney issues, dehydration or systemic illness. I would also suggest a urine culture to rule out infectionj
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fletcher Derrick
62 years experience Urology
No: Both men and women will have rare bacteria in a simple voided specimen . In the absence of other bladder sx usually has no significance. If the pt h ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bensson Samuel
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematuria: RBC in the urine could be either from the kidneys or the bladder(cystitis). Endothelial damage in the kidney can result in both hematuria and proteinu ... Read More
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Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several : This is often benign. We tend to see this more in people who take supplements such as protein shakes etc.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Pus cells are degenerated white blood cells and its presence denotes inflammation inside urinary tracts does exist usually resulting from bacterial UT ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
That is probably a: normal looking urine, with some asymptomatic bacteriuria (presence of bacteria without causing infection). The long stringy white stuff is protein or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Fat breakdown: A common cause of ketone production (ketosis) is fatty acid breakdown. When the body utilizes fats for energy, ketones result and some enter into the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Urinalysis: Trace albumin means little or nothing. The presence of trace pus cells is probably from a poorly collected specimen contaminated by vaginal secretions ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
UTI: If with cloudy urine associated with frequent urination, check for UTI and other renal problems.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
There Are Many: You need to see your doctor or a nephrologist who can take an accurate history, perform a through physical exam, and do a few simple tests to narrow t ... Read More

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