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    questions about blood in urine

    I graduate school today and am supposed to start with Roehl in a week or two. My question is, I had a physical this week that found blood in my urine. The number they gave me was 250. What does this number mean? What could have caused this? I go for a follow up on monday, but am very nervous. Other than that there were no problems. Thanks in advance for any insight you might offer. J


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    Do a quick search on google.

    Enter-250 blood in urine !!!!!!!!

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    Hello and Welcome to the Site
    Your doctor is being cautious to make sure that there are no serious causes for the presence of blood.
    Here are some links that may help:


    Definition

    By Mayo Clinic staff Seeing blood in your urine can cause more than a little anxiety. Yet blood in urine known medically as hematuria isn't always a matter for concern. Strenuous exercise can cause blood in urine, for instance. So can a number of common drugs, including aspirin. But urinary bleeding can also indicate a serious disorder.
    There are two types of blood in urine. Blood that you can see is called gross hematuria. Urinary blood that's visible only under a microscope is known as microscopic hematuria and is found when your doctor tests your urine. Either way, it's important to determine the reason for the bleeding.
    Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Blood in urine caused by exercise usually goes away on its own within one or two days, but other problems often require medical care.
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/blood-in-urine/ds01013

    Causes of Blood in the Urine

    Hematuria has many different causes.

    • Blood in the urine can come from any condition that results in infection, inflammation, or injury to the urinary system.

    • Typically, microscopic hematuria indicates damage to the upper urinary tract (kidneys), while visible blood indicates damage to the lower tract (ureters, bladder, or urethra). But this is not always the case.

    • The most common causes in people younger than 40 years of age are kidney stones or urinary tract infections.

    • These may also cause hematuria in older people, but cancers of the kidney, bladder, and prostate become a more common concern in people older than 40 years of age.

    • Several conditions causing hematuria may exist at the same time.

    • Some causes of hematuria are serious, others are not. Your health-care provider will perform tests to help tell the difference.

    The well-known causes of blood in the urine include the following:

    • Kidney stones

    • Infections of the urinary tract (UTIs) or genitals

    • Blockage of the urinary tract, usually the urethra: by a stone, a tumor, a narrowing of the opening (stricture), or a compression from surrounding structures
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    And the 250 means ??

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    Thanks for the posts so far. Lots of helpful information. I guess I wont stress too much until I see the doc on monday. I guess from Roehls perspective, its better to be safe than sorry!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrnr1951 View Post
    And the 250 means ??
    He did not provide enough information to know what scale the 250 was drawn on. It could be, RBC (red blood cell count)/WBC (white blood cell ct) or even blood sugar....
    If he is on antibiotics, then it would probably be an infection.
    Last edited by kickin chicken; 06.11.2010 at 03.41 PM. Reason:: word

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    It could also be "benign familial hematuria," or something that runs in the family. But you'll have to get the "test" done to show that. You may need to be tested anyway.

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    Wow, if you weren't stressed before.....................!!

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