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Suffering with Hashimoto's, have consistent flaring up on RBC in urinalysis, no pain. Cause of concern?

Since past february 3-5 RBC have been showing up in my urinalysis . I ve been getting tests done every 3-4 months since being diagnosed with Hashimoto s Hypothyroidism around a year ago. Nothing else of note has shown up that would indicate kidney trouble. I have no pain or discomfort in any way (apart from the usual Hypothyroidism random weird symptoms) I have gotten my Thyroid under control with a Synthroid dosage of .75mcg, my T4, T3 and TSH levels are all within normal range. Anything I should be concerned about? It hasn t gone past 3-5 RBC, but hasn t gone down either. Everything else in the Urinalysis came back negative.
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Thanks for the query.
If urine shows persistent RBCs it may be advisable to obtain an ultrasound to rule out stones or other structural problems.
The other thing is to look for protein in urine. If there is none then there is nothing in terms of treatment. All that will then be required is periodic follow ups with your doctor.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
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