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What does it mean when you have traces of blood in urine? How can that go away? How dangerous is it???

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

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 when you have blood in your urine?

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

Many Possibilities: Blood in the urine could be due to infection, trauma to kidneys or bladder, kidney stones, or possibly tumor or renal disease. I would recommend follow up with your healthcare provider for any blood in your urine. ...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 exactly does it mean when you have blood in your urine but urinalysis shows no infection?

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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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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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I have blood in urine only in the morning, what does this mean?

I have blood in urine only in the morning, what does this mean?

See a urologist: Blood in urine is cancer until proven otherwise. Fortunately it is not cancer most of the time, but, how do you know unless it is checked. Could also be from a polyp, uti, bladder stone or other urinary tract pathology. ...Read more

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Went to dr, I have to see radiology and urology, what does it mean to have blood in urine, elevated red blood cells. But no pain when urinanating.?

Went to dr, I have to see radiology and urology, what does it mean to have blood in urine, elevated red blood cells. But no pain when urinanating.?

Many things: However, when there is painless hematuria (blood in urine) a malignancy needs to be ruled out. If you have elevated red blood cells, could either be reactionary or pathologic. Another reason to keep your doctor appointments. Hope this helps. ...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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Blood In Urine (Definition)

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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