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Meaning of a person has "traces" of albumin in their urine?

Meaning of a person has "traces" of albumin in their urine?

Kidney inflammation: Normal kidneys are not supposed to lose protein. Albumin is a form of protein. If you are losing traces of albumin, it means the membranes in the kidney that usually retain and hold the protein from spilling into the urine has become leaky, which is usually a result of inflammation and damage. See a doctor to run more tests to prevent the condition from worsening. ...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 are the symptoms of e-coli infection in urine?

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What are the symptoms of e-coli infection in urine?

Pain and blood: Dysuria (pain with urination), hematuria (blood in urine), lower pelvic pain, cloudy or foul smelling urine are common initial symptoms. Flank pain and fevers are more serious symptoms which should prompt urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bladder cancer? Lot of pain detected trace of blood in urine

What are symptoms of bladder cancer? Lot of pain detected trace of blood in urine

Blood: Blood in the urine,whether visible or a trace on dipstick,is the most common way bladder tumors present.If you have blood in your urine you need to see a doctor and get it checked.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is having wbcs in urine a sign of hiv?

Is having wbcs in urine a sign of hiv?

HIV: Wbcs can be present in the urine for many different reasons, most commonly simple utis. It is not a sign of hiv. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV please go and get tested asap, better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Reasons for trace amount of blood in urine without infection?

Reasons for trace amount of blood in urine without infection?

There Are Many: You need to see your doctor or a nephrologist who can take an accurate history, perform a through physical exam, and do a few simple tests to narrow the possibilities, . ...Read more

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Traces of blood in d urine means what?

Traces of blood in d urine means what?

Trace blood in urine: If there is a trace of blood and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more

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Is the genital herpes virus present in your urine, saliva, semen etc.?

Is the genital herpes virus present in your urine, saliva, semen etc.?

No: In people with genital herpes, the virus is only present in the infected skin and the nerves supplying that area. It cannot be transmitted through urine or saliva, and probably not semen. ...Read more

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Staphylococcus Haemolyticus found in small to mod. amount in semen culture two times. No pus cells in urine and normal range in Semen. Should I treat?

Staphylococcus Haemolyticus found in small to mod. amount in semen culture two times. No pus cells in urine and normal range in Semen. Should I treat?

Ask your doctor: if you've had a semen culture there must be a reason for it, so I would treat based on the reason the culture was taken. In other words, I would ask your doctor what it means and why the culture was taken. Does a female in your life have symptoms? Do you have symptoms? ...Read more

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Blood in urine, symptoms of pregnancy?

Blood in urine, symptoms of pregnancy?

Not commonly: Blood in your urine could be due to menstruation/spotting, but more commonly blood in urine means there is something gone wrong in your urinary system. This needs to be evaluated by your doctor very soon. ...Read more

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What does significant growth of e.Coli in urine culture means?

What does significant growth of e.Coli in urine culture means?

Urinary infection: A count of more than 100, 000/ml is usually indicative of urinary infection. ...Read more

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Urine culture showed strep viridans 10,000-25,000 bacterial colonies. Mild burning at the end of urination in a female. Should antibiotics be used?

Urine culture showed strep viridans  10,000-25,000 bacterial colonies. Mild burning at the end of urination in a female.  Should antibiotics be used?

Maybe, maybe not: Strep viridans is not a common cause of UTI but is often present in the genital area and easily contaminates voided urine. And real UTI usually has higher numbers. But if careful clean-catch urine specimens show signs of infection (increased WBC without epithelial cells) and had the same culture result, with no other bacteria, a trial of treatment might be warranted. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Cause of elevated WBC in blood in diabetic? Protein in urine, no fever and no other symptoms.

Cause of elevated WBC in blood in diabetic? Protein in urine, no fever and no other symptoms.

Many possibilities: An elevated WBC is typically seen when you have an infection. It is not directly related to having diabetes, but diabetics are more prone to getting infections, such as urinary infections. High protein in the urine can be from a urine infection, but can also be a sign of diabetes affecting the kidneys and causing leakage of protein. This would need treatment. You should see your doctor about. ...Read more

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Cryptococcus (Definition)

Cryptococcus =fungi which may cause Cryptococcosis. (i.e., Cryptococcus ...Read more