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What do images look like of blood in urine? Can they be pink?

What do images look like of blood in urine? Can they be pink?

Blood in urine: Urine with blood (hematuria) can be yellow, pink, or red. The key thing is that someone with any evidence of blood (as few as 3 cells per high per microscope field-which cannot be seen with the naked eye but is detected by urine testing) be examined and managed by a physician since most serious illnesses and disease (cancer) must be ruled out if there is any trace of blood in the urine. ...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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What does blood in urine for a male mean?

What does blood in urine for a male mean?

Blood in urine: If there is blood in the urine and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, recent groin injury, recent genitourinary surgery, etc? 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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How long does blood in urine appear after a prostate biopsy cut?

How long does blood in urine appear after a prostate biopsy cut?

See below: All bleeding should be gone within a week to ten days. ...Read more

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Does blood in urine affect a pregnancy test?

Does blood in urine affect a pregnancy test?

No: The pregnancy test detects presence of human horionic gonadotropin (hcg), which is a hormone and is not affected by the presence of blood. Excessive amounts of blood in the urine, though, may obscure the screen of the test piece, but will not affect the result itself. ...Read more

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How Long Does Blood In Urine Associated With Cystitis Last when taking antibiotics?

How Long Does Blood In Urine Associated With Cystitis Last when taking antibiotics?

Usually a few days: There are various kinds of bladder infections. The most common type in women is treated for 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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How long does blood in urine associated with sickle cell trait last?

How long does blood in urine associated with sickle cell trait last?

See below: Painless gross hematuria occurs with a higher frequency in sickle trait than in sickle cell disease and likely results from infarctive episodes in the renal medulla. Functional tubule abnormalities such as nephrogenic diabetes insipidus result from marked reduction in vasa recta blood flow, combined with ischemic tubule injury. ...Read more

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Had sex with bf, next day felt like i had a UTI three days later go to the dr itchin, d/c, blood in urine, hurts to even wipedrdid not look. Levaquin?

Had sex with bf, next day felt like i had a UTI three days later go to the dr itchin, d/c, blood in urine, hurts to even wipedrdid not look. Levaquin?

Uti: Your symptoms sound like urinary tract infection. It is ok for a doctor to treat presumptively. If you improve here is your cure if you do not or other symptoms develop return to your doctor. The taste of the pudding is in the eating. Good luck. Stay healthy ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of blood in urine what does it mean?

Would like to have explanation of blood in urine what does it mean?

Urinary tract pathol: You have blood in the urine with/ without any pain, you need to see your doctor asap, you will need blood and urine test, a cat scan of your kidneys to find the cause. The possibilities are you may have a kidney stone, kidney infection, bladder infection or tumors, glomerular disease like glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney disease and tumors of kidney including cancer. ...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?

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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Had a prostate biopsy, blood in urine gone after week. Had sex later, what seemed like brake fluid comes out, engine needs cleaning. What should I do?

Had a prostate biopsy, blood in urine gone after week. Had sex later, what seemed like brake fluid comes out, engine needs cleaning. What should I do?

Prostate biopsy: It is not uncommon to have blood in the ejaculate for many weeks following needle biopsy of the prostate. Remember, just like a bruise, blood changes color as it breaks down. ...Read more

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Urine Looks Like Blood (Definition)

Urine that looks like blood is a symptom in which there may be some damage to the kidney or bladder, resulting in bleeding into the urine. Causes may include strenuous exercise or medications, as well as more severe ...Read more


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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is a medical term for the clinical finding of blood in the urine. This can occur due to kidney diseases, bladder cancer, bladder ...Read more


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