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Always had trace blood in urine. Had UTI 6 days ago follow up urine still has large amounts of blood. Blood work good no kidney pain. Bladder cancer?

Always had trace blood in urine. Had UTI 6 days ago follow up urine still has large amounts of blood. Blood work good no kidney pain. Bladder cancer?

Micro hematuria: Microhematuria in a 34 year-old female who has never smoked is not very likely to be due to bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is not really genetic in nature. Despite that, you should have a hematuria workup which would include imaging of your kidneys as well as a cystoscopy and a variety of possible urine studies. ...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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Is it possible to still have an infection in the kidneys if there is blood in urine yet the bloodwork comes back negative for infection?

Is it possible to still have an infection in the kidneys if there is blood in urine yet the bloodwork comes back negative for infection?

Yes: Hematuria does not indicate infection. Pyuria with dysuria and a urine culture with more than 100, 000 colonies per ml of a urinary pathogen would indicate an infection. These tests would need to be done. Blood tests would not be sensitive in demonstrating a uti. ...Read more

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Can you have a UTI which may now be a kidney infection.... With urine with WBC of >40 and no blood in urine?

Can you have a UTI which may now be a kidney infection.... With urine with WBC of >40 and no blood in urine?

Yes.: If there is wbc in urine, it usually means bladder infection, which in turn could spread to kidneys and cause a serious disease. Consult with your doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Have pain every time i urinate, test negative for infections. I have UTI symptoms, flank pain, history of kidney stones but no blood in urine, help?!

Have pain every time i urinate, test negative for infections. I have UTI symptoms, flank pain, history of kidney stones but no blood in urine, help?!

May still be a UTI: Usually, pain on urination (dysuria) is a symptom of a UTI from which the offending bacteria can be grown from the urine. Less commonly dysuria can occur from the irritation of passing a kidney stone alone (i.e. Not a uti). In other situations, the laboratory can't isolate the microbe because it's too difficult to grow in culture (e.g. Chlamydia)- in that case, you may still actually have a uti. ...Read more

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I have chronic pancreatitis due to pancreatic divisum. Now blood in urine. No infections ot kidney stones. A lot of pain. Ct blood normal. CP culprit?

Probable CP: Pancreatic divisum is failure of the dorsal and ventral ducts of the early developing pancreas to fuse into a major duct system. Blood in urine may be from a possible renal or bladder lesion but unrelated to pancreatic problem. Pain when no defined kidney stones would have to be related to common association of pancreatic divisum and pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What does small traces of blood in urine without an infection mean?

What does small traces of blood in urine without an infection mean?

Blood in urine: If only a trace amount of blood (without any protein in urine), the most likely possibilities include kidney stones or crystals in the urine, recent heavy exercise, thin basement membrane nephropathy, or IgA nephropathy. The latter 2 are detected with a kidney biopsy, but in the absence of protein in the urine most nephrologists would not pursue one. Also need to consider a kidney or bladder mass. ...Read more

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Reasons for trace amount of blood in urine without infection?

There Are Many: You need to see your doctor or a nephrologist who can take an accurate history, perform a through physical exam, and do a few simple tests to narrow the possibilities, . ...Read more

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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


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more