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Occult blood in urine means?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Microscopic Hematuri: Occult blood in urine means the blood is not visible with naked eye and is only seen in high field device like microscope as red blood cells.
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Heamturia: It could be a UTI even with no symptoms. It could be a kidney stone, vascular malformation,or a tumor. There could be an issue with the bladder or kidney. You should see your doctor and have the urine tested and have the condition checked out.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you have a trace of occult blood in urine?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Runs the gamut...: The fact that it is a trace amount is the best news - just keep an eye on it. The fact that there is blood in your urine may indicate kidney stone, infection, prostate cancer, or the simple act of running or driving daily and causing the minor bouncing trauma of those activities that cause your kidneys to leak a little blood. Could be something, could be nothing. Something to follow, though.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What does trace of occult blood in urine mean?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
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.
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer commented
Urology 16 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:

Difference between trace and 1+ occult blood in urine ?

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
RBCs in Urine: These are qualitative terms where trace is a few red blood cells (rbcs) and 1+ is few more rbcs assuming of course that the urine has been screened for the presence of intact rbcs'. Thus the more rbcs the higher the value. Caveat here is that the dipstick can return a positive result when free hemoglobin or other similar substances are present.

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