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What could bacteria and blood in urine mean?

What could bacteria and blood in urine mean?

Bacteremia: We all have bacteria in our blood transiently, and our immune systems eliminate these. If these cultures are positive in the setting of other evidence of infection it may be that they are the cause of the infection. The same thing is true of bacteria in the urine (bacteriuria), but this can often happen without infection, particularly in women. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

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


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What's blood in the urine mean? I always have blood in urine everytime I have a urinalysis done. Doctor ordered a renal ultrasound due to other symp.

What's blood in the urine mean? I always have blood in urine everytime I have a urinalysis done. Doctor ordered a renal ultrasound due to other symp.

Hematuria: While symptomless blood in the urine is never normal, it is somewhat common. Because blood in the urine is the only sign or symptom of some fairly serious problems, it is recommended that you have an initial workup at least. ...Read more

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What does 1 blood in urine mean?

What does  1 blood in urine mean?

Blood +1: If there 1+ blood it is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. Labs use a convention with a scale: 0, trace, +1 to +4 for blood and other substances. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more

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I have blood in urine what does mean?

I have blood in urine what does mean?

Blood in urine: If there is blood in the urine and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more

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Bits of blood in urine what does that mean?

Bits of blood in urine what does that mean?

SEE YOUR MD ASAP: Blood in the urine with/without any pain, you need to see your doctor asap, you will need blood and urine test, a cat scan of your kidneys and consult with urologis if indicated, to find the cause and treat the possibilities are you may have a kidney ureter or bladder stone, kidney or bladder infection, glomerular disease like glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney disease and tumors including cancer. ...Read more

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Occult blood in urine means?

Occult blood in urine means?

Microscopic Hematuri: Occult blood in urine means the blood is not visible with naked eye and is only seen in high field device like microscope as red blood cells. ...Read more

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What is blood in urine mean for newborn?

What is blood in urine mean for newborn?

HEMATURIA: There is gross blood and microscopic blood, males and females are a bit diff. Workup. Could be nothing but needs workup by a pediatrician or pediatric urologist or pediatric nephrologist. ...Read more

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Microscopic evidence of blood in urine, passed a kidney stone 3 weeks, am a nonsmoker. What could it mean? What tests would be done?

Microscopic evidence of blood in urine, passed a kidney stone 3 weeks, am a nonsmoker.  What could it mean?  What tests would be done?

Causes of hematuria: Hematuria can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be caused by a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Have your urine cultured and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation . If you do have a uti, have your urine analyzed after the infection to make sure it resolves. If not, see a urologist. ...Read more

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What does 1+ mean when blood in urine?

Well,: Blood in the urine is an alarming finding. However it is not always a cause for serious concern, though it can sometimes point to a dangerous condition so it is important to take yourself to a doctor's as soon as it is noticed. ...Read more