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Causes Of Blood In The Urine
Many: 1% of people have it naturally due to thin membranes in the kindey filters. If it's new, we need to rule out tumors first; the host of causes also ranges from vigorous exercise to a hidden kidney stone. A physician should manage the workup. Good luck. Many people metabolize beets to produce a red urine which can give a scare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What to do if I have been having blood in my urine for about 1 year, for no known reason, what could be the cause?
Im a women and the last time i had sex and i went to the bathroom a few hours after i found blood in my urine , is there a reason tto this?
Creatinine levels consistently low for adult life, typical range is .48 to .52- All kidney, urine, blood tests normal- any reason for concern?
I see blood in my urine, feeling weakness. What can be the reason? What should u do ? I had intercourse 2 days back , can this be the reason ?
See a doctor. STD?: Unexplained vaginal bleeding or blood in the urine (perhaps the result of vaginal bleeding) always should be professionally evaluated. After sex it often means inflammation of the cervix from an STD like gonorrhea or chlamydia. And many sexually active active persons at your age (20) are at high risk for STDs much of the time. So get this checked by a doctor or clinic ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more
I had blood after urine with slight pain and sensitivity in left testicle. What could be the reason knowing that I'm an excessive masturbator?
Some possibilities: While masturbation, depending on how traumatic/rough one is could potentially cause this- it would be unlikely. A more likely cause would be a urinary tract infection, kidney stone, or even epidydimytis/prostatitis. Bottom line is you need to call your doctor, and get a urinalysis and culture ...Read more
Routine blood and urine labs all normal except CO2 of 33 (reference range 21-32). Any reason to be concerned with this one "abnormal" result?
Alkalosis: CO2 goes up in the blood if you are dehydrated and have vomited, have severe lung disease such as emphysema, have low potassium, are on diuretics or antacids or are leaking acid into the urine due to various hormonal problems. The slight increase in your CO2 is insignificant and I do not think it is any thing to worry about. ...Read more
Probably not...: The blood shown on test strip is usually called microhematuria, but needs to be comfirmed with microscopic exam. More than 100 reasons can be listed as the causes for microhematuria, such as stone, infection, blockage, tumors, and kidney inflammatory disease. So, microhematuria may last forever and do no harm as long as no evidence of infection and kidney working well... For detail, check with... ...Read more
Testing for cushings, 24 hour urine cortisol 150, yet blood cortisol after dexamethasone only 1.5? any reason to be concerned?
Here are some ...: At this time of individual care, you should refer this Q to the ordering / treating Doc who knows more about your medical detail so the findings could be correlated with clinical picture. Sporadic info online may cause more confusion and unnecessary anxiety. So, be patient to talk with your doctor; that is most reasonable and best for you, especially in non-urgent events as such. Best wishes... ...Read more
Likely kidney stones: Either kidney stones or are urinary tract infection that has spread to your kidney. ...Read more
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