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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
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
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
Hematuria...: Per aua guidelines of 2012, if you have >3 red blood cells in a urine sample and are over age 35, you should see a urologist for a work up. If you are younger than 35, the urologist may choose to observe you or work you up, depending on your risk factors. The standard work up consists of a triple-phase ct scan and cystoscopy (a camera in the bladder). This standardized work up determines cause. ...Read more
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
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
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
See below: What this means is that there is some source in the genitourinary tract that is bleeding. There are a variety of causes of this but it is necessary that the cause be elucidated see your urologist. ...Read more
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
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
Please Go To ER: You are very ill. I would advise getting to the er now. Please do not wait, do not page you doctor, call 911 if you have to. You are describing a situation that could be life threatening. ...Read more
Is 1 or 2+ blood in urine at times very alarming if RBC count in urine is <1? I'm scared. 37 year old female 1+ protein one time as well.
What are some possible reasons for blood in urine, pain in lower back, general fatigue, fainting? I only have one kidney
The: The most likely explanations are infection or a kidney stone. With only one kidney, you should not take any chances: I would recommend that you see your doctor and have a urinalysis. ...Read more
On my lab work, one test said "HEMOGLOBIN UR: 2+". Can you tell me what this indicates? I was on last day of period but didn't see blood in urine cup.
Probably OK: Positive urine dip stik for Hemoglobin is common. Particularly if you were stillon your period. This also occurs with NSAIDS and blood thinners being most common. Not to overlook serious problems, I will repeat the test on 2-3 weeks and be guided by results. In your case at 45 repeat urinalysis in 2-3 weeks is best advice. If the positive test persists, more complete evaluation is next. ...Read more
White blood count little high blood in urine on and off UTI feet and ankles hurt no one knows why?
Reiter's Syndrome: Certain urinary infections can also cause arthralgia in the feet. If symptoms don't respond to antibiotics for the uti, you may also wish to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
I've had blood in my semen twice within the past week, along with intense testicular pain/tenderness one day. No blood in urine. What's the cause?
Epididymitis!: What decribe is an infection of the epididymus attached to the testicle. It usually is unilateral, ie. Left (one-hung-lo), but can affect either side. This is a significant medical condition which can lead to hematospermia. See your doctor, who will put you on an antibiotic immediately! If treated quickly, there are usually no after effects. Sho should be checked for chlamydia, if you've had re. ...Read more
My left testicle hurts for one week now after over musterbation. My left testicle feels warm (the weather is getting cold) but I don't have pain with erecttion or urination. I don't have blood in urine. Is it dangrues or I need rest?
Watch and wait:
If the pain and warmth are subsiding, you may wait it out and let it rest and heal. If it is not better in a week or gets worse, see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Blood in urine one day (also in semen) few days later blood clots in urine. Er doc said may have ruptured blood vessel. No pain whatsoever, worried.
Possibly...: Could be a ruptured blood vessel, more likely in the prostate gland. Depending on your age and use of tobacco, if this recurs, it should be evaluated by a urologist (if over 35 y/o) or a nephrologist. Probably not serious if one time occurrence and no pain with urination or ejaculation. ...Read more
SLE for 5 years now. Now Showing WBC of 3, leukocytes @ 75, blood in urine. Swollen lymph nodes all over. Treated one week cipro, (ciprofloxacin)iv still not better?
Lymphadenopathy: The generalised lymphadenopathy may be related to a systemic infection or malignancy. More diagnostic examination ...Read more
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, recent groin injury, recent genitourinary surgery, etc? 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
Urinary tract pathol:
You have 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 to find the cause.
The possibilities are you may have a kidney stone, kidney infection, bladder infection or tumors, glomerular disease like glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney disease and tumors of kidney including cancer. ...Read more
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
Runs the gamut...: The fact that it is a trace amount is the best news - just keep an eye on it. The fact that there is blood in your urine may indicate kidney stone, infection, prostate cancer, or the simple act of running or driving daily and causing the minor bouncing trauma of those activities that cause your kidneys to leak a little blood. Could be something, could be nothing. Something to follow, though. ...Read more
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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