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Ua (Definition)

A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...Read more


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I had microscopic hematuria.Blood test,CT scan,ultra sound results came back normal.Urinalysis at the second time showed no blood.What can cause this?

I had microscopic hematuria.Blood test,CT scan,ultra sound results came back normal.Urinalysis at the second time showed no blood.What can cause this?

See below: There are many causes of small amount of blood in urine, including vigorous exercise. Your investigation suggests that you need not be concerned. You may consult this site for info: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/blood-in-urine-causes#1 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. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Have lupus. Moderate microscopic hematuria x months though NO RBC in urine, trace ketones in urine,otherwise normal UA. Total bilirubin 1.6. Thoughts?

Have lupus. Moderate microscopic hematuria x months though NO RBC in urine, trace ketones in urine,otherwise normal UA. Total bilirubin 1.6. Thoughts?

Hemolysis: Lupus is sometimes associated with red cell hemolysis. You may be having this phenomenon. Hemolysis can explain blood in urine and elevated bilirubin. However, you need to discuss the matte with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would I be able to not eat spicy food if I have a problem with my kidney? (microscopic hematuria)

Would I be able to not eat spicy food if I have a problem with my kidney? (microscopic hematuria)

You can eat spicy: Spicy food has nothing to do with hematuria but you should be checked to try to find the cause of the microhematuria. ...Read more

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If microscopic hematuria was it diagnosed using a microscope?

If microscopic hematuria was it diagnosed using a microscope?

Scope or dipstick: Microscope or dipstick as opposed to visible or "gross" hematuria, where it is evident to the naked eye. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic microscopic hematuria presented with no symptoms?

What are the causes of chronic microscopic hematuria presented with no symptoms?

Here are ...: More than one hundred of conditions may cause the scenario you described, including in the following five categories: infection-related, obstruction-related, stone-related, new-growth-related, or kidney-tissue-related. Not infrequently, multiple causes may be implicated. Despite having some many causes, only some 3-5% may be found to have cancer. For detail? ask Doc timerly. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic microscopic hematuria presented with no symptoms?

What are the causes of chronic microscopic hematuria presented with no symptoms?

Few: If no diagnosis is apparent from the history, urinalysis, radiologic imaging, or cystoscopy, then the most likely causes of persistent isolated hematuria are a mild glomerulopathy and a predisposition to stone disease, particularly in young and middle-aged patients. ...Read more

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Could untreated hypertension cause persistent microscopic hematuria?

Could untreated hypertension cause persistent microscopic hematuria?

Causes of hematuria: Hematuria can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be due to a tumor of the kidney (K), K stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Culture your urine and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation. If you do have a uti, have your urine analyzed after the infection to make sure it resolves. Hypertension is not a likely cause for it. ...Read more

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Microscopic hematuria 2 days after blood in semen. Could the two be related ?

Microscopic hematuria 2 days after blood in semen. Could the two be related ?

See remark: Yes, both urine and semen travel through same tube,did you have someone investigate why you have blood in the semen ?? if not PLEASE do specially someone your tender age ...Read more

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Can tuberculosis cause microscopic hematuria? I have cough for more than 3 weeks and microscopic hematuria

Can tuberculosis cause microscopic hematuria? I have cough for more than 3 weeks and microscopic hematuria

Yes, but: Tuberculosis in the kidney can cause microscopic hematuria. Tuberculosis in the lung would not. In all likelihood these two issues are not related. It would be prudent to discuss the issue with the doctor who ordered the urine examination. ...Read more

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Microscopic hematuria and cysto, bloodwork and ultrasound were fine. Malb/cre ratio was 156. I know that is high. Next steps are?

Microscopic hematuria and cysto, bloodwork and ultrasound were fine. Malb/cre ratio was 156.  I know that is high.  Next steps are?

Microalbumin High: Blood in the urine most commonly arises in the setting of bleeding within the urinary system. However, sometimes blood can be in the urine because the kidney isn't filtering as it should, allowing the blood cells into the urine. Since your microalb/creat ratio is elevated, that could be a sign that the kidneys are leaking protein (not filtering well). You should see a nephrologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a ultrasound for kidney? I have microscopic hematuria. Urine 500++

Yes: Ultrasound of the kidney is relatively quick, painless, and uses no ionizing radiation, so it is often the first imaging study performed to evaluate the kidneys. It may identify a potential cause of the hematuria. If it doesn't, further tests may need to be done. ...Read more

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I have both microscopic hematuria and mucus present in my urine. I am a 30 year-old female and terrified I have urachal cancer. How likely is this?

I have both microscopic hematuria and mucus present in my urine. I am a 30 year-old female and terrified I have urachal cancer. How likely is this?

Urachal cancer: I've only seen a handful of urachal cancers in the last 20 years. It would be very unlikely. Speak with your urologist. You may need to have an examination of your bladder with a cystoscope. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Would bacterial vaginitis cause microscopic hematuria ?

Would bacterial vaginitis cause microscopic hematuria ?

No: 2 different things the microscopic hematuria needs to be worked up by a urologist usually not anything serious, every once in a while could be something serious. ...Read more

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What to do for microscopic hematuria with abdominal and back pain?

What to do for microscopic hematuria with abdominal and back pain?

Hematuria: Having done urine exam where you were told you have microscopic hematuria, and with the pain you have, you need to consult your pcp who would explore & find out where this is coming from, whether your kidneys, bladder or urinary tract or effect of some medication. ...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