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Could blood in urine be a result from period that ended a week before urine was tested I have SLE increased swelling in legs rashes legs and face ?

Could blood in urine be a result from period that ended a week before urine was tested I have SLE increased swelling in legs rashes legs and face ?

Probably not: If you were just ending your menses it would not be unusual to find blood in your urine. Blood in urine a week after your cycle is likely from another cause. Lupus can affect your kidneys and cause nephritis/ inflammation and damage.The fact that you have lupus makes the finding of blood significant. See your rheumatologist or nephrologist for eval. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Have SLE recent leg swelling more rashes primary care doctor says I have traces of blood in urine but no protein but I should not worry?

Have SLE recent leg swelling more rashes primary care doctor says I have traces of blood in urine but no protein but I should not worry?

Rheumatologist: Hi, is your swelling on one leg or both? Is your Echocardiogram recent? Also I don't see any medication to control your SLE on ur med list, you need to see a Rheumatologist for further evaluation and treatment of your SLE. ...Read more

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I have slight red across cheeks&nose with broken veins underneath. Have had odd symptoms since 15(eg blood in urine). Lupus? Family-graves disease+ms.

I have slight red across cheeks&nose with broken veins underneath. Have had odd symptoms since 15(eg blood in urine). Lupus? Family-graves disease+ms.

Possibly: A family history of autoimmune disease does increase your chances of having an autoimmune disorder. You should see your doctor for further evaluation (history, exam, and lab tests). ...Read more

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I have lupus recently I have been diagnosed with trace blood in urine. Would this more likely be a urology or nephrology issue?

I have lupus recently I have been diagnosed with trace blood in urine. Would this more likely be a urology or nephrology issue?

Nephrology : I would suggest seeing a nephrologist first and get a full work up if the kidneys are involved due to SLE. The nephrologist in most cases will determine if a urology input is needed. ...Read more

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Can I have lupus with blood in urine?

Can I have lupus with blood in urine?

Yes: Blood in urine can be many, many things, lupus being one of them. Lupus is not a common cause, would check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Have lupus.Have had persistent moderate blood in urine (no RBC) for yrs with no known cause. Now have microscopic hematuria (+2-5), with trace protein?

LUPUS: It certainly sounds like prompt follow-up with one of your doctors would be in order; preferably your rheumatologist. If that follow up appointment is going to be delayed, then make an appointment with your primary care Doctor Who can initiate some further testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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Is moderate amount of blood in urine with no bacteria an indication of lupus?

Is moderate amount of blood in urine  with no bacteria an indication of lupus?

Not really: It indicates that you have hematuria. There are many things that can cause hematuria- from infection, inflammation, stones, problem with kidney itself-likenephritis, nephrotic syndrome, etc. You need to have more eval like a ct scan , and need to see a urologist or nephrologist depending on what is the cause/problem. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis and lupus. UA lately has been showing moderate blood in urine but no RBC. Do I just assume it's from the IC?

I have interstitial cystitis and lupus. UA lately has been showing moderate blood in urine but no RBC. Do I just assume it's from the IC?

Assume nothing: Do not assume the cause of the bleeding present, rather see your FP or Urology MD for confirmation. The ultimate fate of your kidneys is at risk if you assume and are wrong. ...Read more

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UA showed moderate blood in urine, but neg for RBC.Urine was yellow/clear.Specific gravity was >1.030.Have lupus & interstitial cystitis.Any concern?

UA showed moderate blood in urine, but neg for RBC.Urine was yellow/clear.Specific gravity was >1.030.Have lupus & interstitial cystitis.Any concern?

Okay,...: Your UA is okay with good working ability of kidneys since urine specific gravity is hight at 1.030. More? Ask doctor timely for detail. ...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


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