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A 21-year-old female asked:

Did blood work and urine sample for woman physical exam. everything came back normal except for "hemoglobin 1+" in urine sample. what could this mean?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Possibilities...: This means there was a small amount of microscopic blood in the urine sample. One of the most common reasons for a female is having your menses at the time the sample was obtained. Another common reason is if a catheter was inserted to obtain the sample. If neither of these explains it, it might be best to repeat the urine test and pursue further tests if the blood is still present.
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