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I had pink coloured urine today. I'm a vet so i did a dipstick and there was 2+ blood 1+ protein in urine. I have been having lower back pain?

I had pink coloured urine today. I'm a vet so i did a dipstick and there was 2+ blood 1+ protein in urine. I have been having lower back pain?

UTI or kidney stone?: A urinary tract infection (UTI) or kidney stone would be at the top of my differential. Are you having any fevers? If so pyelonephritis would be of concern. I would get a urinalysis and urine culture to start. ...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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Severe low back pain. Blood & protein in urine with dehydration. Walk in clinic stated kidney stone?

Severe low back pain. Blood & protein in urine with dehydration. Walk in clinic stated kidney stone?

Consistent: Seems to be consistent with your symptoms. Have you ever passed a stone? Is the pain similar? Dehydration can cause by itself the changes in your urine. The only test that I would suggest would be imaging for the possible stone. Hydration otherwise remains key. ...Read more

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My friend has just got over a UTI and is experiencing lower back pain and now is 3 times over normal protien in urine. & smells a funny odor?

My friend has just got over a UTI and is experiencing lower back pain and now is 3 times over normal protien in urine. & smells a funny odor?

Infection likely: The odor and protein in the urine along with the pain suggest another urinary tract infection. A visit to the doctor is needed. ...Read more

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Having low back pain on one side, went to dr, urine test + for blood & high protein levels, CT scan for stones neg. Father died at 46 of renal ca.

Having low back pain on one side, went to dr, urine test + for blood & high protein levels, CT scan for stones neg. Father died at 46 of renal ca.

See details.: The ct scan would have shown evidence of a renal cell carcinoma so that is ruled out. The high protein is indicative of significant kidney inflammation. I would suggest seeing a nephrologist (kidney specialist) for an opinion. ...Read more

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Atypical cells found in urine and lower back pain. Could this have anything to do with ovaries?

Atypical cells found in urine and lower back pain. Could this have anything to do with ovaries?

Not usually: Any cells seen in urine is usually not from the menstrual cycle (ovaries, uterus), and more in line with urethra, bladder. Discuss this with your doctor who ordered the test, so s/he can fully explain the findings with you, and what the next step is. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Protein In Urine (Definition)

Protein is an expensive commodity for the body. The kidneys are entrusted to return protein back to the body during filtering, and not lose it to the urine. Losses > 150mg/day are indicative of a problem with the filtration mechanism of the kidney. A nephrologist should be consulted ...Read more