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A 39-year-old female asked:

Had influenza.bad muscle aches. drank tons of h20. ua showed moderate blood in urine, neg for rbc.urine was yellow/clear.specific gravity >1.030 ??

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Blood in urine: The seemingly paradoxical UA results would suggest the presence of either hemoglobin (from RBCs damaged in circulation) or myoglobin from damaged muscle. It follows that maybe this lab result occurred due to muscle damage from the severe infection. This is a general comment not meant to replace discussing lab results with the ordering physician.
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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Few issues here: Well first of all you need to drink more water you are indeed dehydrated. Now not sure if you had vomiting or diahrea but you did not state so. The other issue is the blood you need to hydrate. And then give another yrine specimen to see if the blood is gone. Very important for you to do this. Valdosta have you been ecercising is this why you ache? Need a good history
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Last updated Jul 28, 2021

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