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Occult Blood Urine Moderate
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
Urinalysis results have three "flagged" areas: Urine Occult Blood - Trace; Urine RBC 4-6/HPF; and Urine Bacteria - Moderate. Cause for concern?
My 10 year old's urine shows +1 occult blood. Is this concerning and what could it be? He's had 2 done and shows same results.
Infection....: Infection......depending on your Hx......kidney stone, Nephropathy, can be considered. ...Read more
1+ occult blood and 4-10 red blood cells in my urine what could be the cause? Don't know what else to add
Red cells in urine: You have microhematuria, it can have multitude of causes and medical guidelines require that you have a workup. ...Read more
My current routine urine shows occult blood.Same was reported 5 months ago. Blood report is normal. what to do for prevention ?
Urine routine. All normal except Occult Blood 2+, Protein 30 mg/dl. Blood all normal except GFR 66. 37 yr old semi-active male. How serious?
Hematuria: Hematuria is always serious if there is no obvious explanation. Expect a workup for kidney and bladder cancer for starters. It would be great to detect these while still curable. There's more but this is the most important reason to be concerned. ...Read more
Urine occult blood 1+ was result for a urinanalysis. I seem to get this result often, and I am asymptomatic. Is it anything to worry about or no?
Hematuria: If you have had blood on more than one occasion then this needs further work up. Do you have family history of kidney disease ? Best to see a kidney doctor. Thin basement membrane disease is one of the many possibility. Best of luck. This needs attention. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
Had physical, everything came back normal in blood and urine except it says I have "trace" occult blood in urine. Healthy person, just curious?
Blood in urine: If there are no rbc's in your urinalysis it is probably of no significance. ...Read more
Why would ALT elevate acutely with a virus? Was 36 early in month at physical and 74 later in month when sick? WBC normal. Urine 1+ occult blood.
Liver cell damage: Hepatitis viruses live inside the liver cell where they use the cell metabolic machinery to survive and reproduce until they exhaust the cell and fill it up. At that point the cell ruptures or disintegrates releasing its contents like ALT. Death of many cells means more ALT release and worse liver disease symptoms ...Read more
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
Had urine test, some results urine occult blood negative trace Urine protein screen negative, trace mg\dl negative. is this normal reading with trace ?
Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. Having said that, the results you provided are normal. ...Read more
What does it mean to have a trace amount of albumin and occult blood, ketone boldies and bacteria present, epithelial cells 10-15 im urine test.?
I have RA and MCTD and my urine test came back positive for ketones and occult blood 3+- could that mean my conditions are affecting my kidneys?
Kidney disease: it could yes. follow up with your doctor for further testing ...Read more
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
I got my CBC and Urinalysis results back. I have no RBC or WBC in my urine but I have trace occult blood in the urine. What could be the be the cause?
What does it mean if urine is cloudy & trace of occult blood, 2+ Leukocyte Esterase, WBC10-20, 6-10Squamous Epithelial cells, few Bacteria& 0-5Hyalin ?
UTI: Consult your PCP for treatmentGet a more detailed answer ›
What could cause high blood pressure to start out of the blue current (155/95) and occult blood in urine?
84 years. Scan shows Urinary Wall distended, gross thickening of bladder wall 18 to 20 mm. Cystitis and Prostatomegaly. Occult blood in urine routine.
Getting pegnancy symptoms, 3rd day of missed periods. Negative home strip test. Found occult blood in urine?
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
CT scan of what?:
If there is blood in your urine, it would be prudent to see a kidney doctor, a nephrologist. A negative CT scan of the head does not rule out kidney or lower urinary tract lesions.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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