What does lysed blood in urine mean (by dipstick)?

Free hemoglobin. The hemoglobin was detected but red cells were not seen on sediment. A dilute urine sample, one that's stood around, or if it's actually myoglobin or a contaminant.

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Why might the urine report from a dipstick list blood in urine as 50?

Blood in urine. Blood in the urine is never a normal finding. It could come from a uti, bleeding from the bladder (b) or the kidneys. I would first get a urine culture. If it is negative, the next step is a renal ultrasound and an ivp to assess the structure of the kidneys and to see if there are kidney stones or a tumor present. If of these negative, you need to see a urologist to look at your urinary bladder. Read more...

Hi, I have 250ery/ul in urine. Tested using dipstick. I do not have any symptoms. I do not see blood in urine (with eyes). Any idea what can it be?

Hematuria. Or presence of red blood cells in urine can mean underlying kidney problems and if persistent then this needs to be investigated. Common disease causing blood in urine at your age would be IgA nephropathy. You need to see a kidney specialist if red blood cells are present in urine on repeat test. Read more...

Terminal hematuria but dipstick & lab results normal. How do I know blood is in urine and not coming from vagina? Thanks.

Here are some ... Terminal hematuria is useful to clinically differentiate the site of bleeding in male urinary tract and considered as from prostate urethra. But how it may be related with females is unclear and has not been discussed. Nonetheless, careful urine collection will help besides reviewing the detailoed history, conducting proper inspection and palpation of lower urogenital tract. So, see Doc timely. Read more...
Hematuria. Hi, you might want to ask ur doctor about three-tube test. Three consecutive samples of the urine stream are collected—the first few milliliters, midstream, and the last few milliliters in 3 different tubes which can determine the cause of hematuria, also if you are worried about vaginal bleeding a pelvic exam can help determining the cause. Good luck. Read more...