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If microscopic hematuria was it diagnosed using a microscope?

If microscopic hematuria was it diagnosed using a microscope?

Scope or dipstick: Microscope or dipstick as opposed to visible or "gross" hematuria, where it is evident to the naked eye. ...Read more

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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What are the causes of chronic microscopic hematuria presented with no symptoms?

What are the causes of chronic microscopic hematuria presented with no symptoms?

Here are. ..: More than one hundred of conditions may cause the scenario you described, including in the following five categories: infection-related, obstruction-related, stone-related, new-growth-related, or kidney-tissue-related. Not infrequently, multiple causes may be implicated. Despite having some many causes, only some 3-5% may be found to have cancer. For detail? Ask Doc timerly. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic microscopic hematuria presented with no symptoms?

What are the causes of chronic microscopic hematuria presented with no symptoms?

Few: If no diagnosis is apparent from the history, urinalysis, radiologic imaging, or cystoscopy, then the most likely causes of persistent isolated hematuria are a mild glomerulopathy and a predisposition to stone disease, particularly in young and middle-aged patients. ...Read more

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Would I be able to not eat spicy food if I have a problem with my kidney? (microscopic hematuria)

Would I be able to not eat spicy food if I have a problem with my kidney? (microscopic hematuria)

You can eat spicy: Spicy food has nothing to do with hematuria but you should be checked to try to find the cause of the microhematuria. ...Read more

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Could untreated hypertension cause persistent microscopic hematuria?

Could untreated hypertension cause persistent microscopic hematuria?

Causes of hematuria: Hematuria can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be due to a tumor of the kidney (K), K stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Culture your urine and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation. If you do have a uti, have your urine analyzed after the infection to make sure it resolves. Hypertension is not a likely cause for it. ...Read more

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Microscopic hematuria 2 days after blood in semen. Could the two be related?

Microscopic hematuria 2 days after blood in semen. Could the two be related?

See remark: Yes, both urine and semen travel through same tube, did you have someone investigate why you have blood in the semen?? if not PLEASE do specially someone your tender age ...Read more

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Can tuberculosis cause microscopic hematuria? I have cough for more than 3 weeks and microscopic hematuria

Can tuberculosis cause microscopic hematuria? I have cough for more than 3 weeks and microscopic hematuria

Yes, but: Tuberculosis in the kidney can cause microscopic hematuria. Tuberculosis in the lung would not. In all likelihood these two issues are not related. It would be prudent to discuss the issue with the doctor who ordered the urine examination. ...Read more

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Microscopic hematuria and cysto, bloodwork and ultrasound were fine. Malb/cre ratio was 156. I know that is high. Next steps are?

Microscopic hematuria and cysto, bloodwork and ultrasound were fine. Malb/cre ratio was 156. I know that is high. Next steps are?

Microalbumin High: Blood in the urine most commonly arises in the setting of bleeding within the urinary system. However, sometimes blood can be in the urine because the kidney isn't filtering as it should, allowing the blood cells into the urine.
Since your microalb/creat ratio is elevated, that could be a sign that the kidneys are leaking protein (not filtering well). You should see a nephrologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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When I go to the urologist, they fail to find microscopic hematuria in my urine. However, I've had this at home twice in 3 months. Why?

Intermittent: Microscopic hematuria can come and go. Most common causes in healthy individuals are exercise or fever or menstrual blood contaminating the urine specimen. ...Read more

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49 yr old male never smoke. Microscopic hematuria +1. Cystoscopy found flat red lesion. Nothing else. Biopsy done. What are odds this is primary CIS.

49 yr old male never smoke. Microscopic hematuria +1. Cystoscopy found flat red lesion. Nothing else. Biopsy done. What are odds this is primary CIS.

Microhematuria: Unlikely to have primary CIS, but always need the pathology report for the evidence.

Other causes of microhematuria: enlarged prostate, stones, urethral stricture, infection, arteriovenous malformation, and cancer. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a ultrasound for kidney? I have microscopic hematuria. Urine 500++

Yes: Ultrasound of the kidney is relatively quick, painless, and uses no ionizing radiation, so it is often the first imaging study performed to evaluate the kidneys. It may identify a potential cause of the hematuria. If it doesn't, further tests may need to be done. ...Read more

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Would bacterial vaginitis cause microscopic hematuria?

Would bacterial vaginitis cause microscopic hematuria?

No: 2 different things the microscopic hematuria needs to be worked up by a urologist usually not anything serious, every once in a while could be something serious. ...Read more

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I have both microscopic hematuria and mucus present in my urine. I am a 30 year-old female and terrified I have urachal cancer. How likely is this?

I have both microscopic hematuria and mucus present in my urine. I am a 30 year-old female and terrified I have urachal cancer. How likely is this?

Urachal cancer: I've only seen a handful of urachal cancers in the last 20 years. It would be very unlikely. Speak with your urologist. You may need to have an examination of your bladder with a cystoscope. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm always showing microscopic hematuria in urine. My doctor doesn't seemed concerned and has no answers for why. What should I do? Should I be concer

I'm always showing microscopic hematuria in urine. My doctor doesn't seemed concerned and has no answers for why. What should I do? Should I be concer

Causes of hematuria: Hematuria can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be caused by a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Have your urine cultured and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation. If you do have a uti, have your urine analyzed after the infection to make sure it resolves. If not, see a urologist. ...Read more

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What to do for microscopic hematuria with abdominal and back pain?

What to do for microscopic hematuria with abdominal and back pain?

Hematuria: Having done urine exam where you were told you have microscopic hematuria, and with the pain you have, you need to consult your pcp who would explore & find out where this is coming from, whether your kidneys, bladder or urinary tract or effect of some medication. ...Read more

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Doctor found microscopic hematuria incidentally and I am asymptomatic. Healthy, 22 yr old male. This doesn't need to be worked up right?

Doctor found microscopic hematuria incidentally and I am asymptomatic. Healthy, 22 yr old male. This doesn't need to be worked up right?

You're kidding?: This could be something benign like hypercalcuria (too much calcium in your pee), but it could be an early warning for a significant problem that should be treated before you have a permanent problem. Discuss it at length with your doc. ...Read more

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28 year old female with microscopic hematuria. Rbc 4-10/hpf, ketones trace, 3+ occult blood, >=1.030 specific gravity. What does this mean is itserious?

Dehydrated: The presence of ketones indicates that you were slightly dehydrated when you took the sample. The blood sounds more serious than it actually is, as many people have microscopic hematuria as you describe. If you are having other symptoms, see your physician. ...Read more

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26 f, chronic microscopic hematuria & leukocytes in urine. Asymptomatic. Possible causes other than uti?

26 f, chronic microscopic hematuria & leukocytes in urine. Asymptomatic. Possible causes other than uti?

A long list. ..: Asymptomatic microhematuria may be caused by: infection/inllammation, stones, neoplasms (tumors), & obstruction along the whole urinary tract; and chronic kidney diseases such as various nephropathy by DM, high BP, NSAIDS, certain antibiotics, etc. What to do with them? At least, get one thorough evaluation with CT. IVP + cystoscopy usually and not everyone, then follow up with Doc and cope wit ...Read more

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Microscopic hematuria with normal CT scan and cysto. Only finding is live is a hypodensity 15x10mm what to do next?

Observation: More than half the time, no cause for microscopic hematuria is identified. Could be idiopathic" hematuria, which just means we can't find an explanation. If there is also protein in the urine, then eval by a nephrologist may be useful. If the amount of blood in the urine increases over time, or if there is ever visible blood (gross hematuria), then repeat evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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25 y.O. Female routine pap smear found microscopic hematuria. No pain, no symptoms, and nurse says no infection. What could be the cause?

25 y.O. Female routine pap smear found microscopic hematuria. No pain, no symptoms, and nurse says no infection. What could be the cause?

Two different source: Microscopic hematuria describes that blood was found in the urine from the bladder. A routine pap smear tests the cervical cells found inside the vagina. The test and the results seem to be from two different sources. You should call your nurse and ask her to clarify the findings as well as the next step. ...Read more

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Asympotmatic microscopic hematuria. 2yrs. Had negative cystoscopy. Can u have kidney stones with no symptoms? How is it treated? Should I b worried?

Asympotmatic microscopic hematuria. 2yrs. Had negative cystoscopy. Can u have kidney stones with no symptoms? How is it treated? Should I b worried?

Possible: You could have small stones or gravel
that you might be passing or you could have a benign condition called Ig A nephropathy which gives rise to some blood and protein in urine without any other symptoms
it might be a good idea to see a kidney doctor to evaluate kidney function to make sure it is normal ...Read more

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Ct scan showed partially distended bladder. What does that mean!? Also have microscopic hematuria.

Ct scan showed partially distended bladder. What does that mean!? Also have microscopic hematuria.

Normal: A partially distended urinary bladder is a frequest normal finding on a ct scan. This appearance of the bladder is unrelated to your microhematuria. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my thyroid and a biopsy revealed suspicious hürthle cells. I also have microscopic hematuria. Is there a connection?

I have a lump on my thyroid and a biopsy revealed suspicious hürthle cells. I also have microscopic hematuria. Is there a connection?

Probably not: There is unlikely an association between hurtle cell atypia and microscopic hematuria. The hematuria should be worked up separately. ...Read more

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60 yrs Asymptomatic Microscopic hematuria urine 2.5 yrs. No protein BP low. Urologist did cystoscopy. Neg. Said common. Do I need to do more? RBC 3.84

60 yrs Asymptomatic Microscopic hematuria urine 2.5 yrs. No protein BP low. Urologist did cystoscopy. Neg. Said common. Do I need to do more? RBC 3.84

It can be benign: Some people are prone to have a few RBCs in their urine. As long as your Bladder and Kidney are checked out to be healthy and free from any tumor or growth, then you can ignore it. I would suggest that you get your kidneys checked out with a CT scan of the abdomen to be sure that there is no tumor there. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more