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What do images look like of blood in urine? Can they be pink?

What do images look like of blood in urine? Can they be pink?

Blood in urine: Urine with blood (hematuria) can be yellow, pink, or red. The key thing is that someone with any evidence of blood (as few as 3 cells per high per microscope field-which cannot be seen with the naked eye but is detected by urine testing) be examined and managed by a physician since most serious illnesses and disease (cancer) must be ruled out if there is any trace of blood in the urine. ...Read more

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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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Does blood in urine affect a pregnancy test?

Does blood in urine affect a pregnancy test?

No: The pregnancy test detects presence of human horionic gonadotropin (hcg), which is a hormone and is not affected by the presence of blood. Excessive amounts of blood in the urine, though, may obscure the screen of the test piece, but will not affect the result itself. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications, to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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How Long Does Blood In Urine Associated With Cystitis Last when taking antibiotics?

How Long Does Blood In Urine Associated With Cystitis Last when taking antibiotics?

Usually a few days: There are various kinds of bladder infections. The most common type in women is treated for 1 to 3 days. ...Read more

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How long does blood in urine associated with sickle cell trait last?

How long does blood in urine associated with sickle cell trait last?

See below: Painless gross hematuria occurs with a higher frequency in sickle trait than in sickle cell disease and likely results from infarctive episodes in the renal medulla. Functional tubule abnormalities such as nephrogenic diabetes insipidus result from marked reduction in vasa recta blood flow, combined with ischemic tubule injury. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What does blood in urine for a male mean?

What does blood in urine for a male 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, 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

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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Had sex with bf, next day felt like i had a UTI three days later go to the dr itchin, d/c, blood in urine, hurts to even wipedrdid not look. Levaquin?

Had sex with bf, next day felt like i had a UTI three days later go to the dr itchin, d/c, blood in urine, hurts to even wipedrdid not look. Levaquin?

Uti: Your symptoms sound like urinary tract infection. It is ok for a doctor to treat presumptively. If you improve here is your cure if you do not or other symptoms develop return to your doctor. The taste of the pudding is in the eating. Good luck. Stay healthy ...Read more

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Urine Looks Like Blood (Definition)

Urine that looks like blood is a symptom in which there may be some damage to the kidney or bladder, resulting in bleeding into the urine. Causes may include strenuous exercise or medications, as well as more severe ...Read more


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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is a medical term for the clinical finding of blood in the urine. This can occur due to kidney diseases, bladder cancer, bladder ...Read more


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