what does a trace of blood in urine mean

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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

What does a trace of blood in urine mean?

Hematuria

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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.
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What does trace-intact blood in urine mean?

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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.
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What does trace of occult blood in urine mean?

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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).
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What does small traces of blood in urine without an infection mean?

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If only a trace amount of blood (without any protein in urine), the most likely possibilities include kidney stones or crystals in the urine, recent heavy exercise, Thin Basement Membrane Nephropathy, or IgA Nephropathy. The latter 2 are detected with a Kidney biopsy, but in the absence of protein in the urine most Nephrologists would not pursue one. Also need to consider a Kidney or Bladder mass
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What does it mean if you have a trace of occult blood in urine?

Runs the gamut...

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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.
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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer answered:

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

Not Normal

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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.
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Dr. Roscoe Nelson answered:

What does a lot of blood in urine mean?

Time to see urology

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This is serious. It can be infection, stone, cancer or many other things but it needs to be checked out. In a 24 year old woman it's probably infection but you need to be cultured and treated.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

Trace of blood in urine from ovarian cyst?

Not from ovarian cys

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Ovarin cyst does not cause trace of blood in urine.Have yourself checked with urinalysis and culture as you may have an infection
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Any connection between bleeding hemorrhoids and trace of blood in urine?

Depends on Gender

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If you are a man, almost impossible. If you are a woman, a tiny drop of blood from your anus could contaminate a urine sample taken to look for blood. To be sure that this doesn't happen, consider coving your anus with a small wad of toilet paper after carefully cleansing your bottom, vagina, and then the urethra (urine opening). Good luck!
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What are symptoms of bladder cancer? lot of pain detected trace of blood in urine

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Before I tell you possible symptoms, it is very important to let you know that the pain and blood you describe could be from an infection or conditions other than cancer. Possible symptoms of bladder cancer include blood in the urine, pain with urination, feeling the need to urinate more often, back pain, abdominal pain, loss of appetite and losing weight. If you have pain and bloody urine, you should see your doctor so that he or she can determine and treat the cause. Stay well.
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