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Consider repeat: The leukocytes in the absence of more than a trace of protein suggests contamination. A trace of blood can be due to something as simple as riding a bicycle. Trace proteinuria is never worth working up, but if blood is still present, it might be worth doing some further investigations to rule out something troublesome. Best wishes. ...Read more
What is trace tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonic regurgitation and trace mitral regurgitation noted on an echo?Anything to worry about?
Had blood and urinalysis 7/15. Blood work was all normal but urine showed creatinine level of 409, trace protein, trace leukocyte esterase, WBC, hyali?
Stop worrying: I understand you have fibromuscular dysplasia of the renal arteries and hope this can be addressed. The urine creatinine, trace protein and hyaline casts are non-issues, the trace of leukocyte esterase and white cells (unless very numerous or you have symptoms of infection) are likely contamination, and if your physician is not concerned, I would not be either. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is "trace tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonic regurgitation and trace mitral regurgitation" noted on an echo? Anything to worry about?
Valve regurgitation: Echocardiograms and doppler studies have become very sophisticated that they can identify the most minor abnormalities. "trace" findings are not harmful and nothing to worry about but your tests should be repeated every so often as recommended by your cardiologist to monitor these findings. Perhaps, in due time, these findings can get worse and be treated accordingly as they are discovered. ...Read more
Well, I'm going to: make a number of assumptions here: I suspect the first number is SG (specific gravity) and the result is 1.025. This is a measure of concentration/hydration. This value may suggest dehydration and a concentrated urine. Then you have a trace of blood and protein in the urine, typically not worrisome results. If nothing else positive, your doctor will likely just observe, depending on your symptoms ...Read more
Urine sample (with stringy floating white pieces) has TRACE bacteria and MODERATE leukocytes. No blood, nitrites, ketones, bilirubin. Diagnosis?
That is probably a: normal looking urine, with some asymptomatic bacteriuria (presence of bacteria without causing infection). The long stringy white stuff is protein or casts that have polymerized in the urine. If you have symptoms of UTI, then you can be treated, but if not then you do not need immediate treatment. Repeat urinalysis for protein presence may be recommended at this time. ...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
Trace blood in urine: Trace blood in urine can be normal. However, it warrants repeat testing. Specifically, the test should be repeated with a sample of the first urine in the morning. A negative test would eliminate any concern. Positive test could still be normal, but a thorough history and family history should be taken. ...Read more
Some urine tests indicates trace hematuria and trace protein but hpf shows 0-3 RBC and wbc, others show no trace, what can it be?
This is common: Anyone can have trace proteinuria intermittently; some people get heavier proteinuria just from standing. A bit of blood or blood-like reactivity can happen from playing sports (a bit of myoglobin in the urine), from a few disrupted capillaries from riding a bicycle, or a variety of other life events. If your physician is not concerns, i would not be either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My urine has large urine amorphous sediment, small urine calcium oxalate crystals, small bacteria, small mucus , trace protein and sp grav 1.030?
Sounds normal: All these are common and normal. Your urine is quite concentrated, probably due to limited fluid intake before it was collected; this probably explains the trace protein, which is the only thing mentioned that might be considered slightly abnormal. Discuss with your doctor, but I see no cause for worry. ...Read more
VERY MILD valve leak: Trace means 'very mild' and mitral valve regurgitation means 'leak'. It happens when your mitral valve doesn't close tightly, which allows blood to flow backward in your heart. When the 'leak' is moderate-severe you may develop symptoms of tiredness & fatigue. The worst thing: 'heart failure' requiring heart surgery and valve replacement (but you are no where near that stage) so, no worries here. ...Read more
Kidney defect: Normal kidneys usually retain all protein so no protein ends up in the urine. If the membranes in the kidney go through damage or inflammation, it may become leaky and protein will show up in the urine. Infection and inflammation can disrupt the membrane. This can be reversible or irreversible. See your doctor for further work-up. ...Read more
My urinalysis showed: RBC 3+, WBC 77, protein trace, leukocyte esterase trace, renal cells trace; culture showed no bacteria. What do you think it is?
Nothing: Urine dipstick will indicate presence of white blood cells (leukocytes) as trace amount (TR) or higher amounts (1+,2+,3+,4+). Larger amounts suggest inflammation. Trace amount means nothing, as it is seen in many normal people. Urine must be collected properly to be accurate. Vaginal or foreskin contamination of specimen can falsely elevate leukocytes. ...Read more
Several things: Hi. Either you're having intravascular hemolysis and hemoglobin's coming out in the urine, or there are red cells in the urine that measure as urinary hemoglobin. I'd recommend a urine analysis with microscopic evaluation to see if it's reproducible. If no RBCs in urine, Check serum free hemoglobin and haptoglobin, and have a pathologist look at a peripheral blood smear. Good luck! ...Read more
Many things!: It is essential for plant life. Major effects.In humans are prevention of osteoporosis. Small amounts of boron compounds play a strengthening role in the cell walls of all plants, making boron necessary in soils. Experiments indicate a role for boron as an ultratrace element in animals, but its full role in animal physiology is unknown. ...Read more
Bleeding causes: Blood in stool can be related to a number of causes such as hemorrhoids, fissure, fistula, cancer, infection or inflammation. It can even be related to abrading anal tissues by vigorous wiping. If this has happened on more than one occasion, it would be prudent to have it medically evaluated. Be well. ...Read more
A few days for most: kinds of tests - oral swabs can detect 3-5 days with sensitive tests or in heavier smokers, blood and urine usually 3 days or so. Hair testing, however, can detect any drug use, including nicotine, going back months, depending on the length of your hair and your individual hair growth pattern. ...Read more
Drug testing: There are 2 types of drug tests that labs generally do, TLC (thin layer chromatography) and GCMS (gas chromatography mass spectroscopy). There can be false positive results on TLC but most labs then follow with GCMS which tests for very specific molecules. If GCMS is positive, then somehow the drug got in your body. ...Read more
Trace: Most often trace amounts of fluid in various parts of the body are insignificant, but I don't know in what part of the body the cul du sac your referring to is located. Nevertheless the finding sounds trivial, but your physician can ask the radiologist who interpreted the study if there is any need for concern or for followup. ...Read more
See below...: "traces of leukemia" is not standard terminology, therefore reviewing the pathology report with the help of an oncologist is necessary to understand the diagnosis. If the patient has been previously diagnosed with leukemia, this may mean that a small amount of disease is still present but this is just an educated guess and review of the pathology report is necessary. ...Read more
According to the FDA: The Food and Drug Administration, FDA, is responsible for the Nutrition Facts Label and does NOT define "trace amounts"; however, there are some exemptions for declaring ingredients present in "incidental" amounts, i.e., an amount that has no functional or technical effect in the finished product, but may be considered a food allergen. More info can be found at FDA.gov, search: food labeling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impossible: You can only suspect cause and effect when an effect occurs. ...Read more
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How much time does alcohol remain in our system -would alcohol traces be detected even after a month?
Alcohol: depends on you and your metabolism. None at one month. ...Read more
How long does it take for atenelol to fully clear your system ? Without any trace ? And its out for good ?
5 half-lives: After each half-life, you're left w/50% of previous level. After 2nd half-life, you've got 25% of original (50% of 50%). After 3rd half-life, you're down to 12.5% (50% of 50% of 50%). We usually consider a substance cleared after 5 half-lives. Atenolol has half-life of 6-7hrs (http://www.Drugs.Com/pro/atenolol-tablets.Html) so consider it cleared after 30-35hrs. By 2-3d, it's out for good. ...Read more
How far back should I trace my families medical history to know if i'm predisposed to common hereditary disorders?
Immediate family: Autosomal dominants (polycystic kidneys, lynch's, brca, some of the other tumor syndromes) affect mom or dad; if an uncle / aunt or grandparent has something suggestive, maybe you have it -- and an extra screening need. If a sib has an autosomal recessive / x-linked problem, you probably already know about you. Beyond this -- stop obsessing. You've got your genes already. Live your life. Cheers. ...Read more
I have red blotches on my sto, mach area for 2 weeks now that they are gone they left black traces what can they be?
Anything.: Hyperpigmentation (dark splotches) is common after any inflammation of the skin. In particular, http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1119566-overview (phytophotodermatitis, due to sun exposure of skin covered in lime, celery, pinapple or other botanic juices) and jellyfish stings tend to hyperpigment. ...Read more