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A 24-year-old male asked:

Every time i have a urinanalysis done, i get either trace or 1+ for occult blood. latest was "trace-lysed", rbc 1-3. why?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Thin GBM: About 1% of healthy folks always have this as a result of a gene that thins the glomerular basement membrane. There's probably other banal causes as well. If you've been checked out for cancer and stones and feel well, you can stop worrying.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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Thanks for your kind words and the follow-up
Jul 6, 2017

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