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A 30-year-old female asked about a 62-year-old male:

please advise if it's dangerous that urine rbcs/hpf is 10-12 while the normal range should be 0-3?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Microhematuria: This is worth a follow-up. A few percent of human beings always have extra red cells in the urine without any clear cause, and it's actually normal in serious runners. Ask your physician whether your daily Aspirin might have something to do with it, and whether any follow-up is indicated -- a check for bladder or kidney tumors is the chief concern.

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