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A 60-year-old female asked:

My occult blood says +2 but the rbc says 0-2. which is more accurate/ also had a cystoscopy which is negative and ultrasound shows 7 kidney stones...

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Both positive: The results of both the tests showed blood in urine and you have kidney stones which can cause blood in urine.
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Stones cause blood: Microscopic hematuria means blood in urine not visible to naked eye. Blood cells can break up in urine so that none or very few RBCs visible on microscopy. Presence of kidney stones in your case gives reasonable cause for microscopic hematuria. Worthwhile having 24 hr urine checked for calcium, citrate etc. in case there is metabolic cause for stones. Treatment will depend upon size of stones.
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Last updated Feb 14, 2016

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