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Normal physical urinalysis shows occult blood 2+, protein trace, rbc 20-40. no bacteria, all others are normal. what could this be?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Kidney stones: It could be indicative of renal stones (nephrolithiasis), or other problems involving the urinary tract. Best ask your PMD to refer you to a urology specialist so they can investigate it. A renal ultrasound would be a noninvasive way to start the workup.
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Microhematuria: Causes of microhematuria (blood not seen by the naked eye) are numerous with causes ranging from completely insignificant causes to potentially life threatening causes. You should give it like a week and have it repeated.. It may actually resolve but if it does not your doctor will be able to guide you on the next step.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Overall, the Panel interpreted these data regarding possible underlying malignancies as well as other conditions that would benefit from active clinical management to indicate that a single positive sample constitutes AMH and warrants evaluation.* AUA
Oct 1, 2014
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Usually harmless: About 1% of healthy adults have lifelong microhematuria, often from a mutation at the Alport locus that does not give the disease but thins the glomerular basement membrane. If you've been imaged and have no tumor or stones, just watch it.
Last updated Aug 17, 2017


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