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A 85-year-old male asked:

45 years, male. had my annual physical. urine analysis revealed 0-2 hpf rbc in the urine and had urine occult blood as small. the primary care doctor said its normal and not a concern. do i need to see a urologist for further investigation?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
0-2 RBCs /hpf with microscopic exam is within normal limit and positive by dipstick test for small occult blood is commonly observed due to chemical reaction rather than due to true hematuria. I would not have it repeated unless this person has some urinary symptoms. Definitely, there is no need for a urology consultation but if you are too concerned, a repeat urinalysis can be done in 2 weeks.
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
It is WNL. Drink plenty of water and have a repeat urinalysis at your next visit.
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Last updated May 4, 2022

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