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#1 JG07

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 08:51 AM

Does anyone know why urine culture would show traces of blood in urine - I just got a call saying all labs were normal - but there is blood in my urine and we will redo tests in about a week - I feel like everyday is a new adventure !!

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 09:11 AM

Hi JG,

I'm not a doctor, I have no medical training at all (and so forth). But as I understand it, some causes can include lab error (about 20% of all lab reports are erroneous); menstruation; an open genital sore; urethritis; interstitial cystitis; urinary tract infections; medication side effects; and last and least common, various types of kidney disease, including cancer.

It's typical to have a follow-up test, and it's typical for that to be fine. Even if your follow-up test shows blood, it is probably something very treatable (like an infection). You can try to mentally write it off as "lab error" until you learn anything otherwise, if that idea helps any.
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 09:49 AM

Hi JG,

I am a nurse and Shelley is right on. Most of the time it is just "nothing". Another cause of having a bit of blood in the urine is the normal friction in marital relations. I wouldn't spend a minute worrying about this at this point. My guess is it will check out fine next week. :)
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 10:14 AM

Thanks so much !! Normally I would not have given it a second thought - but after the month I had everything seems to bother me .. I will put it to the back of my mind = thanks again