Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Hematuria

There are many causes of red blood cells in the urine.
Some infections can do it, but usually it's not an infection of any kind, but some other sort of kidney problem. It can be a sign of serious kidney disease, so keep working with your doctor to find the answer.

In brief: Hematuria

There are many causes of red blood cells in the urine.
Some infections can do it, but usually it's not an infection of any kind, but some other sort of kidney problem. It can be a sign of serious kidney disease, so keep working with your doctor to find the answer.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
In a follow-up message you spoke of your doctor's prescription, but that medication doesn't make sense in connection with RBC in the urine. Clarify with your doctor; you have a right to fully understand what s/he diagnosed, the treatment plan, etc. If you would like more detailed advice from a HealthTap doctor, you'll need to sign up for the concierge program. (I don't provide concierge services.)
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