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Could. Metformin HCl ER cause light blood. In urine?

Could. Metformin HCl ER cause light blood. In urine?

Doubt it: You should have your liver enzymes, Lactic Acid level as well as your kidney function tests sent as bloodwork. I would also recommend a full urinalysis and urine culture. If the blood persists, you should be referred to a urologist. ...Read more

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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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Hi. I have a very light blood in urine, no pain, went for ultrasound and nothing is wrong. What could this be?

Hi. I have a very light blood in urine, no pain, went for ultrasound and nothing is wrong. What could  this be?

Depends: For a man: stone, urinary tract infection, cancer, heavy exercise, enlarged prostate, kidney disease, unexplained. For a woman: urinary tract infection, stone, cancer, contamination with period, urethritis, kidney disease, unexplained recommend: further evaluation with cystoscopy by a urologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in my tummy that feels like a period pain and looks like light blood in urine?

Medical evaluation needed: A urinalysis would confirm if blood is present in the urine. For the pelvic or abdominal pain and ultrasound study or possible plane ct scan may be necessary pending thorough evaluation by a primary care physician, urologist or urgent care. These symptoms may be suggestive of a urinary tract stone most likely in the ureter. ...Read more

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Will taking metformin HCl increase the creatinine level in the blood?

Will taking metformin HCl increase the creatinine level in the blood?

Metformin: Metformin is the first choice drug for type 2 diabetes. All else being equal that should not affect your kidney. That said, if you develop kidney disease while taking Metformin, that is not very likely to be because of metformin but does need attention. ...Read more

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Should i go to the ER if I have blood in urine caused by broken blood vessel?

Should i go to the ER if I have blood in urine caused by broken blood vessel?

How do you know it's: A broken blood vessel? Suggest you see your dr. Or a urologist. Er visits are for emergencies. Over use of ers is a major contributing factor to the cost of health care.! ...Read more

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Could bleeding in bottom cause blood in urine?

Hemorrhoids: Blood in the urine is usually due to a urinary tract infection (UTI) or kidney stone, both of which usually cause pain. Blood in the toilet, noticed after voiding , is sometimes related to hemorrhoids, anal fissures or vaginal bleeding, all common after recent childbirth. A urine specimen obtained by cather will help detect or rule out the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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Blood in urine after stopping half way to aim better. Could the forceful stop have cause the bleeding?

Blood in urine after stopping half way to aim better. Could the forceful stop have cause the bleeding?

Blood in urine: Blood in the urine is never a normal finding. It could come from a uti, bleeding from the bladder (b) or the kidneys. I would first get a urine culture, it is normal the next step is a renal ultrasound and an ivp to assess the structure of the kidneys and to see if there are kidney stones or a tumor present. If of these negative, you need to see a urologist to look at your urinary bladder. ...Read more

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My urine dips always show 1+ or moderate blood in urine, but usually no RBC. What could be the cause of frequesnt blood in urine with no RBC?

My urine dips always show 1+ or moderate blood in urine, but usually no RBC. What could be the cause of frequesnt blood in urine with no RBC?

Who tests?: Are you testing your own urine or is it done by a professional? Why? Hemolysed blood tests pos for hemoglobin but not for red cells. There are various ways this can happen. WHAT DOES YOUR DR SAY??? ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
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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


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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more