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What does non-hemolyzed blood in urine mean?

What does non-hemolyzed blood in urine mean?

See below: What this means is that there is some source in the genitourinary tract that is bleeding. There are a variety of causes of this but it is necessary that the cause be elucidated see your urologist. ...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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What is the difference between hemolyzed and non-hemolyzed blood in a urine test?

What is the difference between hemolyzed and non-hemolyzed blood in a urine test?

Urine concentration: A dilute urine as from drinking water will hemolyze red cells so they don't show on sediment exam. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications in case one is the cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Does hemolyzed blood in urine mean infection?

See below: Blood in the urine can indicate an infection but can mean other things as well what it does mean is there is a site in the urinary tract that is bleeding and that means you need to see a physician to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Possible causes of low back pain, micro blood in urine in healthy, 32 y/o non-smoking woman?Had CT of kidnys and it was normal.Meds for inf not work.

Possible causes of low back pain, micro blood in urine in healthy, 32 y/o non-smoking woman?Had CT of kidnys and it was normal.Meds for inf not work.

Hematuria: Your hematuria (h) does not seem to be due to a lesion in your kidneys. Do you have a urinary tract infection (uti)? Your statement, "meds for not not work work", implies that you may have one. If you have no uti, you may need a cystoscopy to see if your bladder is the source of your h. A urologist can do this test. If negative, you may have a glomerulonephritis causing your h, see a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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Recent CT scan: non-obstr kidney stone, diverticulitis, thickening of bladder. Have to wait 2wks for followup, despite blood in urine/pain. Is ths ok?

Recent CT scan: non-obstr kidney stone, diverticulitis, thickening of bladder.  Have to wait 2wks for followup, despite blood in urine/pain. Is ths ok?

2 Few Puzzle Pieces: You are describing a lot of significant findings, but w/o the clinical context needed to give you an intelligent answer. By ct alone, it sounds like acute diverticulitis. Were you hospitalized? What is/was your exam like? What does your labwork show? Any prior episodes? I advise you to discuss your concerns w/your primary care dr. Good luck! ...Read more

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My wife is 51 and very healthy non smoker . She has had extreme fatigue , blood in urine, localized left flank pain. Ct scan was neg for kidney stones?

My wife is 51 and very healthy non smoker . She has had extreme fatigue , blood in urine, localized left flank pain. Ct scan was neg for kidney stones?

Infection or tumor: The most likely reason is infection of the kidney...Your doctor will check the urine and prescribe antibiotics. A less likely reason is a tumor in the kidney or nearby. This may need a urologists help. It could still be a kidney stone that was not seen on the ct, which also needs a urologists help. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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Had ua which shows moderate microsccopic blood in urine but when cultured shows no RBC or WBC or protein. How can be moderate blood but no rbc?

Had ua which shows moderate microsccopic blood in urine but when cultured shows no RBC or WBC or protein. How can be moderate blood but no rbc?

Wrong test: A urine culture looks for bacteria growing, it can not detect red blood cells hematuria without visible red blood cells can result from hemolyzed rbcs or rhabdomyolosis. Rbcs are frequently seen without protein in urologic disease. ...Read more

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Urine Looks Like Blood (Definition)

Urine that looks like blood is a symptom in which there may be some damage to the kidney or bladder, resulting in bleeding into the urine. Causes may include strenuous exercise or medications, as well as more severe ...Read more

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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is a medical term for the clinical finding of blood in the urine. This can occur due to kidney diseases, bladder cancer, bladder ...Read more

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