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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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Asymptomatic Microscopic hematuria in urine at least 2yrs. No protein Urologist did cystoscopy. Nothing. Said idiopathic. Causes? Please be specific.

Asymptomatic Microscopic hematuria in urine at least 2yrs. No protein Urologist did cystoscopy. Nothing. Said idiopathic. Causes? Please be specific.

Microscopic hematuria: It could be a benign condition, Ig A nephropathy or thin basement membrane disease. Make sure bp is normal and kidney function is stable. Other reasons could be other glomerulonephritides, but they usually give rise to protein in the urine. Some people have have kidney cysts or small kidney stones but they also give rise to frank blood in urine. ...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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Is there such thing as a ultrasound for kidney? I have microscopic hematuria. Urine 500++

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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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

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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?

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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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

Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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