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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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Can you see white blood cells in urine?

Can you see white blood cells in urine?

Yes and no: As single cells, the naked eye would not be able to see individual white blood cells. So if there is just a small amount you could not rely on just looking at urine and know with certainty. However, in large groups as pus, white blood cells and other materials can be seen in this way. So large amounts would be more obvious, just like looking at pus around a wound. ...Read more

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Hello dr I have a question...What seems to be wrong when a man see blood in urine?

Hello dr I have a question...What seems to be wrong when a man see blood in urine?

See a doctor: Not my specialty but could be infection, kidney stones or something more serious. If a medical q about yourself, start with your family doc who may refer to other specialists or treat depending on labs. Don't wait;. ...Read more

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I have blood in urine and If after drinking lot of water even then I see blood in urine and its cloudy, Is this problem from Kidneys or lower tract?

I have blood in urine and If after drinking lot of water even then I see blood in urine and its cloudy, Is this problem from Kidneys or lower tract?

Need more info...: Various causes like infection/ inflammation, obstruction, stones, kidney diseases, & new growths may be blamed. But how to sort these things out correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html & http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html. Then you can work closely with doc so to deduce right diagnosis for right treatment. Best wishes to your health... ...Read more

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Hi, I have 250ery/ul in urine. Tested using dipstick. I do not have any symptoms. I do not see blood in urine (with eyes). Any idea what can it be?

Hi, I have 250ery/ul in urine. Tested using dipstick. I do not have any symptoms. I do not see blood in urine (with eyes). Any idea what can it be?

Hematuria: Or presence of red blood cells in urine can mean underlying kidney problems and if persistent then this needs to be investigated. Common disease causing blood in urine at your age would be IgA nephropathy. You need to see a kidney specialist if red blood cells are present in urine on repeat test. ...Read more

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On my lab work, one test said "HEMOGLOBIN UR: 2+". Can you tell me what this indicates? I was on last day of period but didn't see blood in urine cup.

Probably OK: Positive urine dip stik for Hemoglobin is common. Particularly if you were stillon your period. This also occurs with NSAIDS and blood thinners being most common. Not to overlook serious problems, I will repeat the test on 2-3 weeks and be guided by results. In your case at 45 repeat urinalysis in 2-3 weeks is best advice. If the positive test persists, more complete evaluation is next. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you see some blood in urine and can feel a burning sensation?

What does it mean if you see some blood in urine and can feel a burning sensation?

Infection: Most frequent cause: urinary tract infection (also includes bladder infection) next most common cause: urinary tract stone (kidney stone) next but rare cause: lesion or abnormal growth in the bladder which bleeding. ...Read more

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Small to medium blood in urine for 6mo, told it's no concern. Cystoscopy normal. Urologist wants to see me in 6mo. What else can it be? Worried

Small to medium blood in urine for 6mo, told it's no concern. Cystoscopy normal. Urologist wants to see me in 6mo. What else can it be? Worried

Sometimes excercise: Can cause small amounts of blood in the urine. your urologist is correct that it is probably not anything to worry about. She/he is also correct to follow up with you to see if it is still there in 6 mos in which case additional testing (for example imaging of the kidneys) might be indicated ...Read more

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My symptoms have went away the urge to pee after I already peed and the left side pain went away and no more blood in urine do I still need to see doc?

My symptoms have went away the urge to pee after I already peed and the left side pain went away and no more blood in urine do I still need to see doc?

Would be wise: The urine blood is worrisome. It may suggest more than just a UTI that resolved. Need urinalysis and kidney ultrasound. Small chances of kidney stones and tumors need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Went to dr, I have to see radiology and urology, what does it mean to have blood in urine, elevated red blood cells. But no pain when urinanating.?

Went to dr, I have to see radiology and urology, what does it mean to have blood in urine, elevated red blood cells. But no pain when urinanating.?

Many things: However, when there is painless hematuria (blood in urine) a malignancy needs to be ruled out. If you have elevated red blood cells, could either be reactionary or pathologic. Another reason to keep your doctor appointments. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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3rd UTI in a month + lots of blood in urine (sometimes macro, sometimes microscopic). Bladder ultrasound came back normal. Should I see a urologist?

3rd UTI in a month + lots of blood in urine (sometimes macro, sometimes microscopic). Bladder ultrasound came back normal. Should I see a urologist?

Here are some. ..: Yes, see a urologist. A 400-letter space is not easy to get clear right points for your current concerns. However, I have written two articles - one on blood in urine in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html & another on how to investigate health-related concerns in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby, you'll gain useful insights on how to handle them by working closer with Doc. ...Read more

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My son was told by a clinic in south america he had bladder stones. In us dr did x-ray. Did not see stones but blood in urine. Ideas?

Other causes?: If blood in urine and symptoms and imaging studies so not suggest stones, further evaluation, usually by a urologist is indicated. Stones can be missed by xray and sonogram, depending on size and type. ...Read more

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Testicular pain for about two weeks and pain in lower back. Took amoxicillin for 4 days and doxy for 7. No help. No pain or blood in urine. See doc?

Testicular pain for about two weeks and pain in lower back. Took amoxicillin for 4 days and doxy for 7. No help. No pain or blood in urine. See doc?

Stop Rx, see doctor: You might be worried about epididymitis, but unlikely without obvious testicular enlargement and marked tenderness, usually involving only one testicle. Both testicles plus pain in back or abdomen suggest a prostate problem. The most common of these is chronic pelvic pain syndrome, a variation on prostatitis, but not due to infection so antibiotics don't work. Stop all treatment and see a doctor. ...Read more

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My consultant wants to see me for a cystoscopy and scan of my kidneys, had 12mths+ of blood in urine, no infection, pelvic pain Which scan will he do?

My consultant wants to see me for a cystoscopy and scan of my kidneys, had 12mths+ of blood in urine, no infection, pelvic pain Which scan will he do?

Likely CT scan: Your consultant will likely order a CT scan without and with intravenous contrast, including some delayed images about 5 minutes after contrast administration to get the best assessment of the kidneys, ureters (given history of hematuria) and other abdominal and pelvic organs. A urine sample should also be sent for a cytologic analysis to pathologist ...Read more

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I have a UTI. Only symptoms is blood in urine...just took 3rd dose of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS. Still seeing blood in urine. History of utis and double kidney 36/F. How long should I wait to see results?

I have a UTI. Only symptoms is blood in urine...just took 3rd dose of Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS. Still seeing blood in urine. History of utis and double kidney 36/F. How long should I wait to see results?

See answer below: Visible blood in the urine (aka gross hematuria) related to a UTI (aka hemorrhagic cystitis) is most often accompanied with other bladder symptoms (urinary urgency, frequency, burning and discomfort) and usually subsides within 24-72 hours IF on the correct antibiotic. Painless hematuria is a red flag and is often related to other causes and deserves further evaluation, even if it is self-limiting ...Read more

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What could cause my 16 month old little girl to cry and hold her vaginal area? I have called her pediatrician, he isn't concerned nor wanted to see her. She has been doing this for a week now off and on. No temp, no blood in urine, no redness or swellin

What could cause my 16 month old little girl to cry and hold her vaginal area? I have called her pediatrician, he isn't concerned nor wanted to see her. She has been doing this for a week now off and on. No temp, no blood in urine, no redness or swellin

Make her an appt...: I would call and get her an appointment anyway. It is not normal for her to experience focused pain like that. Some possible causes include a simple diaper rash in the area that is irritated by urinating. Even without the doctor's appointment, you can look down there yourself to see if you see any redness and treat it as you would a regular diaper rash. Might require an anti-fungal cream from dr. ...Read more

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Trying to diagnose a kidney stone. I have sharp pain in right side hip/buttocks area. No problem urinating and I don't see any blood in urine?

Trying to diagnose a kidney stone. I have sharp pain in right side hip/buttocks area. No problem urinating and I don't see any blood in urine?

You need to: See a doctor, because your symptoms could be something else even more serious. Kidney stones, depending on location, cause severe pain in flank or groin, usually not in hip or buttocks. It also typically causes microhematuria, not visible to the eye. ...Read more

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Blood in urine?

Blood in urine: Multiple things cause blood in urine. Most common is a urinary tract infection. However anything affecting the kidneys (stones, inflammation, glomerulonephritis) or the bladder (cysts, cancer, trauma) can cause blood in the urine. Also things affecting the penis (irritation, inflammation, infection, trauma) can cause blood. Should see your doctor. ...Read more

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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