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please tell me what can i eat to remove red blood cells from urine?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Wrong approach: You need to find why you have red cells in your urine. Magic foods aren't the answer to this or to most other health issues. You'll get a workup looking for stones, tumors and perhaps other health problems. About 1% of folks have thin GBM non-disease or some other cause of harmless blood in the urine. Don't try to treat this. Best wishes.

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