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Dr. Michael Michaels
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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


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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 more

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Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua. Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua.  Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

Here are some...: It is hard to address all possible concerns you might have in a 400-letter space. However, I have summarized all known concerns about hematuria in the article in http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html; thereby you gain insight on how to work closer & better with doctor for more benefit of healthcare. If needing more counseling, go to www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. Best wish... ...Read more

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Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua dipstick. Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

Trace hematuria, and proteinuria on some ua dipstick. Blood work shows normal kidney function. Ct w/contrast, xray kub, and us all normal. Ideas?

Benign glomerular dz: Hematuria and proteinuria suggests a glomerular cause ( kidney filter) since the urologic studies are negative. Kidney biopsy would be diagnostic but makes no sense since risk of progressive renal failure is very low as long as the urine protein is less than 500 mg a day. Diagnosis would include IgA nephropathy, thin basement membrane disease among others. As long as normal function u r ok. ...Read more

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Chronic hematuria, trace protein on urine dipstick. Saw urology had cyst done everything fine. Kidney US normal. Low wbc for past year. No anemia.???

Chronic hematuria, trace protein on urine dipstick. Saw urology had cyst done everything fine. Kidney US normal. Low wbc for past year. No anemia.???

Your Quetion is uncl: Please make your question more clear. Send us the results of your complete blood count(CBC) so that we can assess your WBC count and differential count. We can also tell if you do or do not have anemia once we look over your numbers in your CBC, Diff and Platelet counts. Complete info would be most helpful. ...Read more

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Can hematuria cause trace protein in urine?

Can hematuria cause trace protein in urine?

Yes: In fact, trace proteinuria is always present when there are red cells in the urine. Trace protein isn't really worth worrying about by itself if you're otherwise healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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28 year old female with microscopic hematuria. Rbc 4-10/hpf, ketones trace, 3+ occult blood, >=1.030 specific gravity.What does this mean is itserious?

Dehydrated: The presence of ketones indicates that you were slightly dehydrated when you took the sample. The blood sounds more serious than it actually is, as many people have microscopic hematuria as you describe. If you are having other symptoms, see your physician. ...Read more

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Have lupus.Have had persistent moderate blood in urine (no RBC) for yrs with no known cause. Now have microscopic hematuria (+2-5), with trace protein?

Have lupus.Have had persistent moderate blood in urine (no RBC) for yrs with no known cause. Now have microscopic hematuria (+2-5), with trace protein?

LUPUS: It certainly sounds like prompt follow-up with one of your doctors would be in order; preferably your rheumatologist. If that follow up appointment is going to be delayed, then make an appointment with your primary care Doctor Who can initiate some further testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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Have lupus. Moderate microscopic hematuria x months though NO RBC in urine, trace ketones in urine,otherwise normal UA. Total bilirubin 1.6. Thoughts?

Have lupus. Moderate microscopic hematuria x months though NO RBC in urine, trace ketones in urine,otherwise normal UA. Total bilirubin 1.6. Thoughts?

Hemolysis: Lupus is sometimes associated with red cell hemolysis. You may be having this phenomenon. Hemolysis can explain blood in urine and elevated bilirubin. However, you need to discuss the matte with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does a trace of blood in urine mean?

What does a trace of blood in urine mean?

Hematuria: If you have hematuria (h), you need to find its cause. First have a urine culture to see if you have a uti. If not, see a urologist (u) for an evaluation of the h. The u will order a renal ultrasound and an ivp to assess the state of your kidneys. If those tests are negative, a cystoscopy, to see the bladder wall, may be needed. If you don't have a uti, see a u to find the cause of it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does trace-intact blood in urine mean?

What does trace-intact blood in urine mean?

Need workup: Trace blood in urine means you will need a repeat urinalysis and then a workup by a urologist if this is confirmed with microscopic examination of urine to have 3 or more red blood cells per high power field. If you have this amount or more of red blood cells, you will need a urine culture, cytology, imaging (ct scan), and cystoscopy=camera to look inside the bladder. See your urologist. ...Read more

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What can cause small traces of blood in urine?

What can cause small traces of blood in urine?

Here are some...: Red blood cell in urine indicates a leak from damaged blood vessels of any caliber, which may result from any forms of inflammations from bacterial, viral, chemical, or even autoimmune, from disease-related effects like hypertention, diabetes, etc., from stones, tumors, even obstructions, etc. More? Go to Blood in Urine - Hematuria in http://www.formefirst.com/hematuria.html. More? Contact me... ...Read more

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Whats the significance of trace blood in urine?

Whats the significance of trace blood in urine?

Needs attention: It is not normal to have even a trace blood in the urine , it could simple infection, or early kidney damage, or enen a tumor need to see your physician to find the cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trace blood in urine?

Microscopic amounts: The urine should be totally clear -- no blood, no pus. Small amounts of blood could be seen in the urine of normal people (marathon runners and truck drivers who constantly pound the kidneys up and down). Usually, though, blood in the urine may indicate trouble like stones, bladder infection, cancer, or other pathology that may need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a trace of blood in urine for a black 47 year old male

Not Normal: Likely it is not a big issue. Repeat and make sure they look under the microscope for red blood cells. The dipstick can be positive with muscle breakdown, certain dyes in foods and other conditions. If blood cells present you should be evaluated for bladder cancer especially if you smoke or work in the chemical industry. In addition a kidney ultrasound to rule out kidney cancer is reasonable. ...Read more

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They found traces of blood in urine, but I was told not to worry by the nurse. What caused the blood?

They found traces of blood in urine, but I was told not to worry by the nurse. What caused the blood?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine is never normal although microscopic blood in the urine is somewhat common. you should see a urologist and have a complete work up do hematuria ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have traces of blood in urine? How can that go away? How dangerous is it???

What does it mean when you have traces of blood in urine? How can that go away? How dangerous is it???

Blood in urine: Blood in the urine is not normal and should be evaluated. Possible causes include infection, stones, blood disorders, trauma and tumors. Sometimes, urine dipstick tests are very sensitive and will register "trace" blood, and the result may not be clinically significant. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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What causes trace leukocytes and blood in urine?

Urine infection: I would say urine infection is most likely, but that us not the only thing that can cause what you are describing. See your doctor and get this checked out right away. ...Read more

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Trace blood in urine be caused by menstration?

Trace blood in urine be caused by menstration?

Can be: You should repeat the test when you are not having your period, to be sure that a lesion is not missed. ...Read more

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What does trace of occult blood in urine mean?

What does trace of occult blood in urine mean?

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

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Pediatrican says trace blood in urine is normal?

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

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Difference between trace and 1+ occult blood in urine ?

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