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Getting pegnancy symptoms, 3rd day of missed periods. Negative home strip test. Found occult blood in urine?

Getting pegnancy symptoms, 3rd day of missed periods. Negative home strip test. Found occult blood in urine?

SEE THE DOCTOR: Having blood in the urine is not normal. Check a quantitative pregnancy test (more specific than home tests). ...Read more

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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Occult blood in urine means?

Occult blood in urine means?

Heamturia: It could be a UTI even with no symptoms. It could be a kidney stone, vascular malformation, or a tumor. There could be an issue with the bladder or kidney. You should see your doctor and have the urine tested and have the condition checked out. ...Read more

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What does trace of occult blood in urine mean?

What does trace of occult blood in urine mean?

Need more tests: Specifically, you need to have a urinalysis and urine culture by your doctor. If on two urinalyses, there are 3 or more red blood cells per high per field under microscope, then you will need a full workup. The workup includes urine cytology, imaging (ctscan usually), and camera to look inside the bladder (cystoscopy). ...Read more

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Difference between trace and 1+ occult blood in urine?

Difference between trace and 1+ occult blood in urine?

RBCs in Urine: These are qualitative terms where trace is a few red blood cells (rbcs) and 1+ is few more rbcs assuming of course that the urine has been screened for the presence of intact rbcs'. Thus the more rbcs the higher the value. Caveat here is that the dipstick can return a positive result when free hemoglobin or other similar substances are present. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a trace of occult blood in urine?

What does it mean if you have a trace of occult blood in urine?

Runs the gamut...: The fact that it is a trace amount is the best news - just keep an eye on it. The fact that there is blood in your urine may indicate kidney stone, infection, prostate cancer, or the simple act of running or driving daily and causing the minor bouncing trauma of those activities that cause your kidneys to leak a little blood. Could be something, could be nothing. Something to follow, though. ...Read more

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What could cause high blood pressure to start out of the blue current (155/95) and occult blood in urine?

What could cause high blood pressure to start out of the blue current (155/95) and occult blood in urine?

Needs urgent attenti: Many glomerular (kidney) conditions could do that. It is abnormal and with your age also you need urgent attention with complete blood work and urine analysis. ...Read more

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I have bladder/ flank pain with occult blood in urine and something that feels like round ligament pain (not preg). Is this a gyn or urology issue?

I have bladder/ flank pain with occult blood in urine and something that feels like round ligament pain (not preg). Is this a gyn or urology issue?

Could be stone: It is possible that you have a stone that is passing as this can cause blood in urine and pain in flank and bladder regions. Best to see a urologist to check urine also to rule out infection and potentially imaging to rule out kidney stones or other urinary causes for pain. ...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?

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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Blood in urine no uti. First time it said 4-10 rbc and plus 1. Second time no rbc but still plus 1 for occult blood a few days later. Thoughts?

Blood in urine no uti. First time it said 4-10 rbc and plus 1. Second time no rbc but still plus 1 for occult blood a few days later. Thoughts?

Get repeat UA: If your continue to have blood in the urine, you will need Urology consult to rule out some things.
The list for blood in the urine is long, and depends on your age and medical history, meds taken, trauma, etc

Just get the repeat UA done, then if blood still present--Urology consult. ...Read more

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Why is there blood in urine during third trimester pregnancy?

Why is there blood in urine during third trimester pregnancy?

There should not be: Any blood in the urine during any trimester of pregnancy is not normal and need to be investigated and treated
it can be due to urinary tract infection, kidney stones, kidney disorder or cancer
it can also be in women who have medical conditions like lupus, sickle cell disease and diabetes. ...Read more

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Blood in urine, symptoms of pregnancy?

Blood in urine, symptoms of pregnancy?

Not commonly: Blood in your urine could be due to menstruation/spotting, but more commonly blood in urine means there is something gone wrong in your urinary system. This needs to be evaluated by your doctor very soon. ...Read more

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Does blood in urine affect a pregnancy test?

Does blood in urine affect a pregnancy test?

Blood in urine: Will not impact accuracy of a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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my LMP 7/30/14 having pregnancy symptoms I had blood in urine but it's different does not seem like period the blood has no odor what is it? Urgent

my LMP 7/30/14 having pregnancy symptoms I had blood in urine but it's different does not seem like period the blood has no odor what is it? Urgent

Blood in urine: IF you are seeing blood in your urine then schedule a visit to be tested for a bladder infection. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Always have had blood in urine, since I was a child. Went to doctor even had Testing done and everything showed up fine. Will this affect my pregnancy?

Always have had blood in urine, since I was a child. Went to doctor even had Testing done and everything showed up fine. Will this affect my pregnancy?

Unlikely: If you were checked out and found to have normal kidney function and bladder, then it should not affect your pregnancy. Some individuals have benign familial hematuria. A second common cause of hematuria is excess calcium in urine, or hypercalciuria, which can lead to kidney stones which can be very painful or contribute to kidney infection. Be sure this has been evaluated. ...Read more

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I have always suffered from blood in urine. Every time I go to a doctor to get urine sample it shows up. Will this affect my pregnancy? Thanks!

I have always suffered from blood in urine. Every time I go to a doctor to get urine sample it shows up. Will this affect my pregnancy? Thanks!

No: This should have no effect on your pregnancy. Just make sure you explain it to your Obstetrician so they are aware of this finding being normal for you. ...Read more

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Can, blood in urine (bladder infection) give false positive pregnancy results? I've read both yes and no.

Can, blood in urine (bladder infection) give false positive pregnancy results? I've read both yes and no.

No: Pregnancy test is specific, infections or other diseases will not except some rare ovarian tumors. Speak to your doctpr ...Read more

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Gurgling in stomach, and blood in urine. Had protected sex last week. Condom, pulled out&plan b. Is this symptoms of pregnancy? Now what? Please help

Gurgling in stomach, and blood in urine. Had protected sex last week. Condom, pulled out&plan b. Is this symptoms of pregnancy? Now what? Please help

Hematuria: Blood in the urine is abnormal. Do you think the blood came from the vagina? Hematuria can be due to infection, inflammation, stones or growths in the urinary tract. Discuss this symptom with your physician who will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Can blood in urine from kidney stone surger affect a pregnacy test?

Can blood in urine from kidney stone surger affect a pregnacy test?

Yes: It can interfere with the identification of HCG in the urine during very early pregnancy. ...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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What 1+ occult blood negative in urine means?

What 1+ occult blood negative in urine means?

UA: It means you have +1 blood in your urine and the Normal value should be "Negative" so have the hematuria evaluated and worked up by the Doc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a hernia cause occult blood urine?

Unlikely: While it is possible to have a hernia that is associated with the bladder, it would be unlikely to cause occult blood in he urine. I would recommend further investigation before I would believe that was the cause. ...Read more

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What is the possibility if occult blood is 4 + in urine, Bactria is 4+ & protein is 1+?

What is the possibility if occult blood is 4 + in urine, Bactria is 4+ & protein is 1+?

Infection....: Infection......depending on your Hx......kidney stone, Nephropathy, can be considered. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have traces of blood in urine? How can that go away? How dangerous is it???

What does it mean when you have traces of blood in urine? How can that go away? How dangerous is it???

Blood in urine: Blood in the urine is not normal and should be evaluated. Possible causes include infection, stones, blood disorders, trauma and tumors. Sometimes, urine dipstick tests are very sensitive and will register "trace" blood, and the result may not be clinically significant. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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I have had 2 urine tests showing occult blood 1+. Is it safe to wear a tampon when I am retested to make sure it's not from the vaginal area?

I have had 2 urine tests showing occult blood 1+. Is it safe to wear a tampon when I am retested to make sure it's not from the vaginal area?

Sure: If you are having any vaginal bleeding it can show up in a clean catch urine specimen. A tampon may help. You could also have a catheterized speciman to be the most accurate. If the blood persists then get checked ou to determine the cause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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