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what does occult blood in urine mean

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It means: That altho no visible blood, chemically blood was detected in your urine. This is not usually normal. You may have an infection or a ureteral/kidney s ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
14 years experience Urology
Need more tests: Specifically, you need to have a urinalysis and urine culture by your doctor. If on two urinalyses, there are 3 or more red blood cells per high per f ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience 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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Heamturia: It could be a UTI even with no symptoms. It could be a kidney stone, vascular malformation,or a tumor. There could be an issue with the bladder or k ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
RBCs in Urine: These are qualitative terms where trace is a few red blood cells (rbcs) and 1+ is few more rbcs assuming of course that the urine has been screened fo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Blood in urine: If there are no rbc's in your urinalysis it is probably of no significance.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tambi Jarmi
22 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Needs urgent attenti: many glomerular (kidney) conditions could do that. It is abnormal and with your age also you need urgent attention with complete blood work and urine ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is serious: Follow this up with cystoscopy. This is cancer until proved otherwise, but might still be curable.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Falkoff
35 years experience Family Medicine
Hematuria: You may have a UTI / cystitis.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
25 years experience Urology
Could be stone: It is possible that you have a stone that is passing as this can cause blood in urine and pain in flank and bladder regions. Best to see a urologist ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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.: You have probably received all the work up I would have suggested and your problem seems to have resolved. I don’t see any reason to stress

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