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Causes Of Occult Blood In Urine
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
What could cause high blood pressure to start out of the blue current (155/95) and occult blood in urine?
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
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
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
Had physical, everything came back normal in blood and urine except it says I have "trace" occult blood in urine. Healthy person, just curious?
Blood in urine: If there are no rbc's in your urinalysis it is probably of no significance. ...Read more
84 years. Scan shows Urinary Wall distended, gross thickening of bladder wall 18 to 20 mm. Cystitis and Prostatomegaly. Occult blood in urine routine.
Getting pegnancy symptoms, 3rd day of missed periods. Negative home strip test. Found occult blood in urine?
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
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
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
1+ occult blood and 4-10 red blood cells in my urine what could be the cause? Don't know what else to add
Red cells in urine: You have microhematuria, it can have multitude of causes and medical guidelines require that you have a workup. ...Read more
Urinalysis results have three "flagged" areas: Urine Occult Blood - Trace; Urine RBC 4-6/HPF; and Urine Bacteria - Moderate. Cause for concern?
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?
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.
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
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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