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Fri Apr 13 21:30:44 UTC 2012

Is a trace of blood in urine anything to be worried about?
Asked By: domenica  

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Diabetic since 60 yrs old now 78 type 2 on byetta & metformin. All my other test are fine and there was no bacteria etc in my urine. I do have a kidney stone imbedded in my kidney which was not removed because they felt it was better to leave alone even though they went in to remove. My last ultrasound didn't find it and I am to test it again in 6months. I have never previously had any blood in my urine.
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2012-04-22 22:27:02.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

Blood in the urine (known as hematuria) may or may not be a concern. Sometimes strenuous exercise can cause a trace of blood in urine, as well as some common drugs, including aspirin. Since you have known kidney stone, it may very well be the cause of the blood in the urine. Or, something else.

Urinary bleeding can also indicate a serious disorder. It is important to determine the reason for the bleeding.

Discuss this finding with your doctor. He or she can monitor it and determine its cause. If it is or becomes a problem, rather than worrying it would be best to get it treated early rather than later.

Read about blood in urine!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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