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What does it mean if I have blood in my urine?

What does it mean if I have blood in my urine?

Diagnosis First: It depends where it is coming from. It may be from the filtering units, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, or urethra. The presence of other factors in the urine, symptoms, and patient's age all will suggest a likely source, and order of investigations to your doctor. ...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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What does it mean if I have leukocytes in my urine?

What does it mean if I have leukocytes in my urine?

Urine results: Leukocytes/white blood cells indicate that inflammatory/infectious process is occurring, especially if rbcs are not present to support the idea of whole blood in the urine. Ketones are breakdown products of fats/fatty acids & seen in fasting or starvation. Lab findings must be taken in a clinical context; we would need to know what symptoms, issues, or other info available if any to help evaluate. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have blood in my stool?

What does it mean if I have blood in my stool?

Depends: Most often its a hemorrhoid, but depending on several factors such as age and other conditions, can be sign of dangerous issues. Drink less caffieine, more water, take fiber supplement for 2 wks, if worsens, changes, or doesnt go away, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the doctor tells me I have sugar in my urine while pregnant?

What does it mean if the doctor tells me I have sugar in my urine while pregnant?

Many times normal: Diabetes of pregnancy is a condition screened for with a one hour sugar test, generally done around 7 months of pregnancy. Pregnant women can develop 'leaky' kidneys and spill some sugar in their urine but this does not mean they have diabetes of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have bacteria in my urine?

What does it mean when I have bacteria in my urine?

Doesn't mean much: Bacteria is sometimes found in urine for a variety of reasons. Bacteria is often a contaminant. Bacteria is only significant when the patient has signs and symptoms of infection ( burning, frequency, urgency, pressure in the bladder, fever, etc.) or when the organism is clearly a pathogenic organism - such as pseudomonas - and has no business in the urine. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the doctor tells me I have leukorrhea in my urine?

What does it mean when the doctor tells me I have leukorrhea in my urine?

Vaginal discharge: Dr has made a definitional mistake, leukorrea does not occur on urine. Urinary leukocytes (white blood cells) may indicate urinary tract problem such as kidney or bladder infection, damage to any part of urinary tract, foreign body includind kidney & bladder stones or catheter, urinary retention, intestinal bladder augmentation causes mucus in urine often with attatched leukocytes like leukorrhea. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if I have inflammation in my blood?

What exactly does it mean if I have inflammation in my blood?

Usually...: Infection, arthritis, or other autoimmune inflammation! the best marker is the CRP test. But it can be elevated in certain metabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, which has a strong systemic inflammatory component. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have high white blood cells in my urine?

What does it mean if I have high white blood cells in my urine?

White blood cells: The presence of white blood cells suggests inflammation, probably due to infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have blood in your urine?

What does it mean when you have blood in your urine?

Hematuria: Never a good sign. Usually is benign and signifies a kidney stone or an infection or even urethritis or prostatis....But you need to see a doctor to make sure it isn't something more serious. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have blood in your urine?

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What does it mean when you have blood in your urine?

Here are some ...: The causes for blood in urine may mount to >100, but can be grouped in 5 categories: infection/ inflammation, urinary stones, urinary obstruction, new growth - benign or malignant, & chronic silent kidney disease. For more details, go to http://www.formefirst.com/hematuria.html. Thereby, you'll gain useful insights on how to deal with it and work closely with Doc timely... ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have orange spots in my stool?

What does it mean if I have orange spots in my stool?

Maybe food related: Orange stool can be related to rapid transit time through the colon, Liver / gall bladder disease, bile obstruction, inadequate bile production, Foods ( carrots, orange food color, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnip greens, kale,) & medications(aluminum hydroxide/ beta carotene). ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have leukocytes in your urine?

What does it mean when you have leukocytes in your urine?

Possible infection: Leukocytes help fight off infections, so when seen in the urine, it may be a sign of a possible urinary tract infection (uti). ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have herpes antibodies in my blood?

What does it mean if I have herpes antibodies in my blood?

Herpes Ab: It means you have been exposed to the herpes virus at some point in your life. 95% of the us population has been exposed to herpes at one point or another. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have blood and bateria in urine?

What does it mean if you have blood and bateria in urine?

Well,: Those can usually be sign of urinary tract infection and a doctor should be consulted to role out the other causes like pyelonephritis (kidney infection), neurogenic bladder, prostatitis, and .... ...Read more

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I had a urine test I suspected I had a re-occurring UTI. What does it mean when told I have lots of crystals in urine and what to do about it?

I had a urine test  I suspected I had a re-occurring UTI. What does it mean when told I have lots of crystals in urine and what to do about it?

Here are some ...: "lots of crystals" is usually meaningless as long as being comfortable and no white or red blood cells ( ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have urine trouble (microalbuminurea)?

What does it mean if I have urine trouble (microalbuminurea)?

How much?: If it is less than 30 mg/day, it is normal. If it is more than 300 mg/day, you should seek care as it is an indication of renal damage. Between 30 and 300 would require some investigation. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2658722/ ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have white stuff in your urine?

What does it mean when you have white stuff in your urine?

Could be...: A number of things including, but not limited to, infection, protein, tissue, etc. You should have a urine test completed. ...Read more

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When my urine have bubbles what does it mean? I am a female

When my urine have bubbles what does it mean? I am a female

Protein: Often, bubbles in the urine are the result of a fast stream hitting the toilet water. Other times, this is an indicator of protein in the urine. There is usually a small amount of protein in the urine. If large amounts are present, this is an indicator of kidney disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have high nitrates and protein in urine?

What does it mean if I have high nitrates and protein in urine?

Abnormal urine: Under normal conditions, urine contains no nitrates (n). N may be a sign of a uti. You should see a physician have a urine sent off of a culture and, if there are bacteria take a course of antibiotics. Repeat the urine analysis and if you still have protein, you should see a nephrologist for a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein as well as getting some blood work. ...Read more

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