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My 10 year old sons urinalysis showed +1 occult blood. is this something serious? what could be the cause?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Concerning: Needs pediatric urology if no history or infection or trauma, with care and recovery with pediatrician. Several serious causes exist. Blood in urine is always abnormal.
Dr. Katie Nguyen
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Blood in the urine (not seen by naked eye) can be from infection, kidney disorders, trauma, obstruction in the urinary tract. The urinalysis shows how many blood cells are seen under the microscope. If there are less than or equal to 4-10, and there is no protein in the urine, it is likely benign and repeat urine tests can monitor for progression. A screening ultrasound may also be warranted.
Feb 24, 2014

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