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Dr. Michael Michaels
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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more


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Asymptomatic Microscopic hematuria in urine at least 2yrs. No protein Urologist did cystoscopy. Nothing. Said idiopathic. Causes? Please be specific.

Asymptomatic Microscopic hematuria in urine at least 2yrs. No protein Urologist did cystoscopy. Nothing. Said idiopathic. Causes? Please be specific.

Microscopic hematuria: It could be a benign condition, Ig A nephropathy or thin basement membrane disease. Make sure bp is normal and kidney function is stable. Other reasons could be other glomerulonephritides, but they usually give rise to protein in the urine. Some people have have kidney cysts or small kidney stones but they also give rise to frank blood in urine. ...Read more

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Micro hematuria 2 yrs. Both Upper CT Scan & cystoscopy neg. Urologist says idiopathic. Urinalysis Hemoglobin, small, RBC 2-5. What could be the cause?

Micro hematuria 2 yrs. Both Upper CT Scan & cystoscopy neg. Urologist says idiopathic. Urinalysis Hemoglobin, small, RBC 2-5. What could be the cause?

Need more exams: your physician should undertake a complete evaluation and order some additional tests -- depending on your age, the blood could also be from your genital area, etc. ...Read more

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Been having microscopic blood in urine for a month. If cystoscopy and ultrasound of kidneys are both normal do I accept it’s idiopathic or if not what would be the next steps to figure it out?

Been having microscopic blood in urine for a month.  If cystoscopy and ultrasound of kidneys are both normal do I accept it’s idiopathic or if not what would be the next steps to figure it out?

Hematuria: Microscopic hematuria indicates a renal source. Given the normal renal ultrasound a mass unlikely. Microscopic hematuria can be from benign causes like exercise. Could this be some type of sign of glomerular problem, but if so management would be modifying risk factors like BP, blood sugar and weight. Talk to your doctor or nephrologist for guidance on best follow-up. ...Read more

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I had idiopathic PE a year ago. Had micro blood in urine whole time. Now fasting blood sugar 107 in morning. Scared of pancreatic cancer as cause?

I had idiopathic PE a year ago. Had micro blood in urine whole time. Now fasting blood sugar 107 in morning. Scared of pancreatic cancer as cause?

Hypercoagulability: Your fasting glucose level is OK. F/U with your HEM/ONC to prevent further clots and to check your labs. You may need to have your medication adjusted if you are having hematuria. Have you had an abdominal u/s or CT scan to check your pancreas? This would be a more accurate test for pancreatic lesions. Good Luck and feel better ...Read more

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29 f h/o idiopathic PEs. Trace of blood in urine past year. Chronic low WBC. US of kidney bladder fine. No anemia. LFTs good. No genetic disorder. ???

29 f h/o idiopathic PEs. Trace of blood in urine past year. Chronic low WBC. US of kidney bladder fine. No anemia. LFTs good. No genetic disorder. ???

Coagulation issues: Idiopathic PE may be serious and related to underlying genetic predisposition to forming blood clots. You should see a hematologist and get this evaluated with proper, sophisticated tests. ...Read more

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I am 28 years old female. I've had hematuria on and off for 2 years now. I'm 96.5 lbs. What am i going to do with my hematuria?

I am 28 years old female. I've had hematuria on and off for 2 years now. I'm 96.5 lbs. What am i going to do with my hematuria?

Hematuria: You need to see a urologist. Hematuria (h) is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It could be coming from your kidney, your bladder. You need to have various tests to diagnose the cause. A renal ultrasound, an intravenous pyelogram and if these do not give you the cause, a cystoscopy where the urologist looks at your bladder. I doubt that you have a UTI and you need a urine culture to see if you do. ...Read more

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What causes hematuria?

See below: Hematuria is a term applied to blood in the urine, either frank blood or cola coloured urine or microscopic amounts.There are numerous causes, either from bladder or kidneys. ...Read more

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What's acute hematuria caused by?

Hematuria: By a number of things. More likely renal stones. ...Read more

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Can hematuria be a very dangerous situation?

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Can hematuria be a very dangerous situation?

Yes, it can be ...: Gross hematuria (visible) and microhematuria should incite personal and professional attention and appropriate evaluation. Fact: more than 100 known causes for hematuria, cancerous disease leads the pack for attention. So, seek adequate timely care. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Is it ok to have hematuria for over 7 months?

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Is it ok to have hematuria for over 7 months?

Here are some ...: For someone at 50, hematuria alone should incite personal concern and professional urge to initiate a comprehensive evaluation; don't wait but go to see urologist now. As to being okay or not for 7 months, that depends the degree and duration of bloody urine. For usual healthy persons, they can tolerate a blood loss of 45 cc daily without much negative impact to red blood cell counts. Go... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hematuria?

What is the definition or description of: hematuria?

Blood in the urine: Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells in the urine. ...Read more

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What is iga hematuria?

IgA Nephropathy: Jack: IgA nephropathy is inflammation of kidneys where immunoglobulin IgA deposits in the renal system - patients experience hematuria - blood in urine. The cause is unknown. The kidneys function well however, in some people there is progression to worsening disease. A kidney specialist must oversee care. Sometimes, IgA nephropathy can be is assoc. with rheumatic disease like Ank. Spondylitis. ...Read more

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What causes hematuria in the urine?

See below: Hematuria is a term applied to blood in the urine, either frank blood or cola coloured urine or microscopic amounts.There are numerous causes, either from bladder or kidneys. ...Read more

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Docs, could a uretocele cause terminal hematuria?

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Usually not...: Ureterocele itself usually will not cause hematuria or terminla hematuria. If ureterocele with stone stuck inside, some heamturia may happen. Terminal hematuria suggests some bleeding from th urothelium in the prostate urethra. ...Read more

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I have hematuria with a high nitrate level. What can that mean?

UROROLOGY: Hematuria can have many different etiologies including but not limited to infections, kidney stones and tumors. Nitrate level may reflect either infection or tissue destruction of any reason..You definitely need full investigation and prferably by a urologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat hematuria at home along with taking the prescribed antibiotics? Thank you.

What can I do to treat hematuria at home along with taking the prescribed antibiotics? Thank you.

Need to find cause: Hematuria is a symptom like fever and treatment depends on the cause. You should talk to the doctor who prescribed you antibiotics.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I have hematuria and went to the Docter for this...she said drink plenty if water. Is there any other ways to treat hematuria?

I have hematuria and went to the Docter for this...she said drink plenty if water. Is there any other ways to treat hematuria?

Find the cause: Hematuria is abnormal and a significant finding. The cause must be identified and corrected. Drinking water is not a solution to Hematuria! ...Read more

Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Berger's Disease (Idiopathic Hematuria) (Definition)

A kidney disease that occurs when an antibody (called IgA) embeds itself inside the kidney, causing it to become inflamed and sometimes lose its ability to properly filter out waste and excess water from the blood. ...Read more