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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