Have lupus & moderate microscopic blood on the past 3 UAs this year. No RBC in urine. Trace ketones. Normal blood RBC count. MD didn't seem concerned.

Trust your doctor. S/he knows your case, and would interpret the findings in the context of the clinical situation and degree of control/symptoms, if any. Keep the the follow up and take your medicines as prescribed. Although a second opinion is your right, but you need to have full evaluation with good history and physical examination, not suitable on this platform, wish you all the best.

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