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Can a hernia cause occult blood urine?

Can a hernia cause occult blood urine?

Unlikely: While it is possible to have a hernia that is associated with the bladder, it would be unlikely to cause occult blood in he urine. I would recommend further investigation before I would believe that was the cause. ...Read more

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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What could cause high blood pressure to start out of the blue current (155/95) and occult blood in urine?

What could cause high blood pressure to start out of the blue current (155/95) and occult blood in urine?

Needs urgent attenti: Many glomerular (kidney) conditions could do that. It is abnormal and with your age also you need urgent attention with complete blood work and urine analysis. ...Read more

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Occult blood in urine means?

Occult blood in urine means?

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. ...Read more

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What does trace of occult blood in urine mean?

What does trace of occult blood in urine mean?

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). ...Read more

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Difference between trace and 1+ occult blood in urine?

Difference between trace and 1+ occult blood in urine?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Getting pegnancy symptoms, 3rd day of missed periods. Negative home strip test. Found occult blood in urine?

Getting pegnancy symptoms, 3rd day of missed periods. Negative home strip test. Found occult blood in urine?

SEE THE DOCTOR: Having blood in the urine is not normal. Check a quantitative pregnancy test (more specific than home tests). ...Read more

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I have bladder/ flank pain with occult blood in urine and something that feels like round ligament pain (not preg). Is this a gyn or urology issue?

I have bladder/ flank pain with occult blood in urine and something that feels like round ligament pain (not preg). Is this a gyn or urology issue?

Could be stone: It is possible that you have a stone that is passing as this can cause blood in urine and pain in flank and bladder regions. Best to see a urologist to check urine also to rule out infection and potentially imaging to rule out kidney stones or other urinary causes for pain. ...Read more

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I am 20 f. Urine culture 2 weeks ago results showed occult blood of trace. Blood in urine. Now I notice white small shredded like stuff. What is it?

I am 20 f. Urine culture 2 weeks ago results showed occult blood of trace. Blood in urine. Now I notice white small shredded like stuff. What is it?

Inconsistent info: Urine culture does not detect blood. If urine culture was negative for bacterial growth, the "white small shredded like stuff" is likely to be mucus and not something to be concerned about. If you do have blood in urine and it was not contamination from menstrual blood, it needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood in urine no uti. First time it said 4-10 rbc and plus 1. Second time no rbc but still plus 1 for occult blood a few days later. Thoughts?

Blood in urine no uti. First time it said 4-10 rbc and plus 1. Second time no rbc but still plus 1 for occult blood a few days later. Thoughts?

Get repeat UA: If your continue to have blood in the urine, you will need Urology consult to rule out some things.
The list for blood in the urine is long, and depends on your age and medical history, meds taken, trauma, etc

Just get the repeat UA done, then if blood still present--Urology consult. ...Read more

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I got my CBC and Urinalysis results back. I have no RBC or WBC in my urine but I have trace occult blood in the urine. What could be the be the cause?

I got my CBC and Urinalysis results back. I have no RBC or WBC in my urine but I have trace occult blood in the urine. What could be the be the cause?

Some ideas: A few red cells may have lysed in a dilute urine. This may be myoglobin or free hemoglobin from your exercising. There may have been contamination if it was your time of month. Or it may be a lab error. Your physician may decide to just watch it, or repeat the test. ...Read more

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What 1+ occult blood negative in urine means?

What 1+ occult blood negative in urine means?

UA: It means you have +1 blood in your urine and the Normal value should be "Negative" so have the hematuria evaluated and worked up by the Doc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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5.0 urine pH and trace occult blood. Is this normal?

Depends: 5.0 urine ph probably not an issue. Trace occult blood should be investigated and explained. ...Read more

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My 10 year old's urine shows +1 occult blood. Is this concerning and what could it be? He's had 2 done and shows same results.

My 10 year old's urine shows +1 occult blood. Is this concerning and what could it be? He's had 2 done and shows same results.

Needs follow-up: Microscopic hematuria unassociated with proteinuria needs further follow-up. Persistent microscopic hematuria over 18 months warrants kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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Causes of blood in urine?

Causes of blood in urine?

Infection, stone, or: The most common cause of blood in urine is a bladder infection. It may also be a sign of kidney stones. Rarely, if the blood is persistent in your urine, it could be bladder or kidney cancer. You should see a urologist if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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What causes blood in urine?

What causes blood in urine?

Many things: Blood in urine can be from minor to major causes. Tumors, infections, inflammation, medications, ruptured vesses in the urinary system all can cause blood in the urine. A single drop of blood in a cup of urine can turn the urine red. If you suspect blood in your urine, get seen by your pcp or urologist and find the cause. Don't delay. It is not worth it to wait. ...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


Occult Blood (Definition)

Blood that is not visible to the eye, but that can ...Read more