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Delayed menarche, RBC in urine. Need ultrasound scan?

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my daughter got urine test. in test rbc/hpf is 2-3. epithelial cells are in small numbers.rest is ok. PERIODS HAS NOT BEEN STARTED TILL NOW.
Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 in Women's Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 1 hour later
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I understand your concern as a father thinking about not attaining menarche (periods have not started). Let me explain it to you in detail:

-Menarche is the first menstrual cycle, or first menstrual bleeding, in female human beings. From both social and medical perspectives it is often considered the central event of female puberty, as it signals the possibility of fertility.

-Girls experience menarche at different ages. The timing of menarche is influenced by female biology, as well as genetic and environmental factors, especially nutritional factors. The average age at which menarche occurs is 13 years (range is between 13 to 15 years).If secondary sexual characters (example: development of breasts) have appeared there is nothing to worry. Hence i would advice you to wait for another year during which definitely your daughter will get her periods.

-According to scientific guidelines, Primary amenorrhea ( Never had a period in life) is the failure of menses to occur by age 16 years, in the presence of normal growth and secondary sexual characteristics. If by age 13 menses has not occurred and the onset of puberty, such as breast development, is absent, a workup for primary amenorrhea should start.

- If you are still concerned, you can visit a gynecologist who can check for development of secondary sexual chracteristics and confirm the normal devlopment of genital organs.

- Urine test report of 2-3 RBC per high power field is normal & not to be worried much. Few RBC & epithelial cells are shed and are harmless.

Let me know if you have further queries. I will be glad to answer. If you have no queries, please accept my answer.

Wishing your daughter good health.

Regards,
Dr.Mahesh Koregol
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Follow-up: Delayed menarche, RBC in urine. Need ultrasound scan? 1 hour later
i am not concerned about her periods. i am concerned about rbc in urine.on 3rd feb her rbc 10-12rbc/hpf in urine. on 7th it was 2-3rbc/hpf.is it serious
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 11 minutes later
Hi,

Thank you for writing back and clarifications.

Red blood cells (RBC) are reported semi-quantitatively as number seen per high power field (HPF):

The report might read anything like mentioned below;
none seen; <5, 5-20, 20-100, or >100/HPF.

Interpretation: Up to 5 RBC/HPF generally are considered acceptable for "normal" urine.

RBC can appear in urine due to various rasons:

•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.

Since now the RBC are less than 5, it is normal. Earlier it could have been some minor urethral trauma. Hence I reassure you that there is nothing to worry.

If you have no further queries, please accept my answer.

Wishing your daughter good health.

Regards,
Dr.Mahesh Koregol
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Follow-up: Delayed menarche, RBC in urine. Need ultrasound scan? 9 hours later
thanx a lot doctor.should i go for any ultrasound or any test?or it does not require
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 4 minutes later
Hi,

Thank you for reverting back.

At present, there is nothing to worry. The RBC counts noticed currently in the reports do not seem to be anything serious. So I would not prefer to do any further tests on it. - No need of ultrasound or any other tests. She will be fine.

Hope this answers your query. Please accept my answer if you have no further queries.

Regards
Dr.Mahesh koregol
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Follow-up: Delayed menarche, RBC in urine. Need ultrasound scan? 35 hours later
hi,
thank u very much fo your advice.Again she got d urine test.This time her rbc/hpf
is negative.but her ph is 7.5 .IS is ok?
thanx a lot again for your correct advice.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 37 minutes later
Hi and thanks again,

Depending on the person's acid-base status, the pH of urine may range from 4.5 to 8. The urine pH of your daughter is absolutely normal.

I wish you and your good health. If you like my answers and wish me to answer in future, bring it to my attention, “Dr. Mahesh Koregol”.

Please accept my answer if no further queries

Regards,

Dr. Mahesh Koregol
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