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A 32-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you have a trace of occult blood in urine?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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, infection, prostate cancer, or the simple act of running or driving daily and causing the minor bouncing trauma of those activities that cause your kidneys to leak a little blood. Could be something, could be nothing. Something to follow, though.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What does a trace of blood in urine mean?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Hematuria: If you have hematuria (h), you need to find its cause. First have a urine culture to see if you have a uti. If not, see a urologist (u) for an evaluation of the h. The u will order a renal ultrasound and an ivp to assess the state of your kidneys. If those tests are negative, a cystoscopy, to see the bladder wall, may be needed. If you don't have a uti, see a u to find the cause of it. Good luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What does trace-intact blood in urine mean?

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Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Urology 16 years experience
Need workup: Trace blood in urine means you will need a repeat urinalysis and then a workup by a urologist if this is confirmed with microscopic examination of urine to have 3 or more red blood cells per high power field. If you have this amount or more of red blood cells, you will need a urine culture, cytology, imaging (ct scan), and cystoscopy=camera to look inside the bladder. See your urologist.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What does trace of occult blood in urine mean?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
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 stone or some bladder inflammation or a tumor, so please get evaluated, diagnosed and properly treated.
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer commented
Urology 16 years experience
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 field under microscope, then you will need a full workup. The workup includes urine cytology, imaging (CTscan usually), and camera to look inside the bladder (cystoscopy).
Sep 15, 2013
A 31-year-old member asked:

Occult blood in urine means?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Difference between trace and 1+ occult blood in urine ?

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
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 for the presence of intact rbcs'. Thus the more rbcs the higher the value. Caveat here is that the dipstick can return a positive result when free hemoglobin or other similar substances are present.

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