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what does trace of occult blood in urine mean?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It means: That altho no visible blood, chemically blood was detected in your urine. This is not usually normal. You may have an infection or a ureteral/kidney stone or some bladder inflammation or a tumor, so please get evaluated, diagnosed and properly treated.
Answered on Mar 3, 2020
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Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
14 years experience Urology
Specifically, you need to have a urinalysis and urine culture by your doctor. If on two urinalyses, there are 3 or more red blood cells per high per field under microscope, then you will need a full workup. The workup includes urine cytology, imaging (CTscan usually), and camera to look inside the bladder (cystoscopy).
Sep 15, 2013
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
14 years experience Urology
Need more tests: Specifically, you need to have a urinalysis and urine culture by your doctor. If on two urinalyses, there are 3 or more red blood cells per high per field under microscope, then you will need a full workup. The workup includes urine cytology, imaging (ctscan usually), and camera to look inside the bladder (cystoscopy).
Answered on Dec 28, 2018
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