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what does it mean to have hemolyzed blood in urine

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience in Pathology
See below: What this means is that there is some source in the genitourinary tract that is bleeding. There are a variety of causes of this but it is necessary t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience in Pathology
See below: Blood in the urine can indicate an infection but can mean other things as well what it does mean is there is a site in the urinary tract that is blee ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Urine tests: 29F of unknown ethnicity and medical history from US notes urine + Bilirubin Ketones and trace blood. Asks should I be concerned? ANS: Yes so ask th ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Blood +1: If there 1+ blood it is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females thi ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
RBCs: If there are red blood cells and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, fla ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hale
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Dehydration: It is generally a sign of dehydration. If you have diabetes, it can be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis (too high a sugar level). It can be present in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zohreh Soltani
8 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Well,: Those can usually be sign of urinary tract infection and a doctor should be consulted to role out the other causes like pyelonephritis (kidney infecti ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: This test could be diagnostic for a hereditary disorder called acute intermittent porphyria hereditary coproporphyria (hcp), or variegate porphyria (v ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: If hemoglobin level is normal, it does not mean anything. Some hemoglobin variants produce oval rather than perfectly round red cells and then it depe ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Blood in the URINE: Blood in urine can be gross(visible)or microscopic (more than3to5 red blood cells per high power field when viewed under gagnification) called hematur ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Campbell
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Many Possibilities: Blood in the urine could be due to infection, trauma to kidneys or bladder, kidney stones, or possibly tumor or renal disease. I would recommend follo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: The causes for blood in urine may mount to >100, but can be grouped in 5 categories: infection/ inflammation, urinary stones, urinary obstruction, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Runs the gamut...: The fact that it is a trace amount is the best news - just keep an eye on it. The fact that there is blood in your urine may indicate kidney stone, in ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Leukocytes ; protein: This means there is a source of protein ; white blood cells in the urine. The meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience in Urology
Blood: This issues can be signs of major issues please see your doc for a formal eval.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Blood in urine: If there is blood in the urine and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, f ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Get checked: Blood in the urine can be from many different things. It could be anything from infection to kidney stones to cancer. The source of bleeding could be ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Blood in urine: Blood is not normally in urine. If there is blood (rbcs and wbcs) in the urine and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some wa ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Infection: Infection is the most common cause.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Leukocytes = WBCs: White blood cells in the urine indicate that an inflammatory or immune system reaction is taking place. Without more information, in terms of other ur ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience in Urology
Possible diabetes: You see this in diabetes and a few other conditions. I assume since you know there is sugar in the urine you are seeing a physician. If not, you sho ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No problem: If you have less than 5 WBC in urine it is accepted as normal and so is rare wbcs in the urine.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Hematuria: Red blood cells in the urine can indicate many different conditions from a kidney, ureteral or bladder stone to infection to a tumor of the bladder or ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Urine results: Leukocytes/white blood cells indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of who ... Read More
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