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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Urine dips always show 1+ or moderate blood in urine, but usually no RBC. What could be the cause? This is NOT during my menstrual cycle. Thanks

Urine dips always show 1+ or moderate blood in urine, but usually no RBC. What could be the cause? This is NOT during my menstrual cycle. Thanks

Microhematuria: If you exercise heavily, you will secrete myoglobin in your urine and as a UA can not distinguish between hemoglobin (from blood) and myoglobin (from muscle), UA will be positive for blood but no RBC seen. If your UA however reveals both blood and RBC then you need to seek a urologist's care for further evaluation and workup. ...Read more

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Does your uterus shed blood cells before your menustral starts is that why I had small trace of blood in urine. No uti or anything else.

Does your uterus shed blood cells before your menustral starts is that why I had small trace of blood in urine. No uti or anything else.

It depends: Menstruation does not just turn on like a faucet. So there maybe a little bit of menstrual bleeding just before the full menstrual cycle begins. The small trace of blood could also be from small tears in the vaginal walls after intercourse. Or the blood might be coming from the bladder, or kidneys due to infections. So it all depends. If you have painful urination or burning than see a doc. ...Read more

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I have been having a pain on my left side above the hip region. It kind of feels like a side stitch, but worse. I started my menstrual period yesterday morning and the pain started last night. No fever, blood in urine etc.. What could this be?

I have been having a pain on my left side above the hip region. It kind of feels like a side stitch, but worse. I started my menstrual period yesterday morning and the pain started last night. No fever, blood in urine etc.. What could this be?

Ovary: Sounds like a pain in the ovary. It could be a cyst. They often resolve spontaneously after your menses. There are many other possibilities, including low grade infection, intestinal or appendix, urinary tract and hernia, so if it is severe or persistent, get it checked by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Had flex. Cysto. done. Clear result. No blood in urine after cysto.But, 2 days after cysto., bloody urine which cleared soon. Was it due to cysto.?

Had flex. Cysto. done. Clear result. No blood in urine after cysto.But, 2 days after cysto., bloody urine which cleared soon. Was it due to cysto.?

Post Cysto Blood: It is not uncommon to see blood after a cystoscopy. This should resolve within 4-7 days. If persistent or related to burning, contact your urologist for evaluation for a post-cysto UTI. ...Read more

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I get blood in urine after having an erection. What should I do?

I get blood in urine after having an erection. What should I do?

See a Urologist: Gross blood or blood you can see in urine should be evaluated by a urologist. It may require some urine tests, ct scan imaging and possibly a cystoscopy (or direct look in the bladder with a small scope). Questions to consider: any pain with blood, any associated symptoms, are you a smoker or not, any other voiding (peeing) issues? See your pcp for a referral. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more