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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What does blood in urine along with lower backache indicate?

Hi doctor. Enclosed is a copy of my Urinalysis lab report. Highlighted are the results that concern me. Background: I do not drink water; I do not like it, but I drink 3-4 cups of herbal tea daily. Occasionally I have mild lower bak pain. My [new] primary doctor told me it is normal to have a small amount of blood in the urine and simply suggested to drink more water. My questions are: 1-are these results normal? 2-Might my kidneys have some damage? 3-Drinking more water will be enough? 4-Might I need more in depth test to check if my kidneys are working properly? Thank you very much for your help.
Mon, 16 Apr 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

It is not right to get blood in urine. If you are getting it, then it means you are having some infection at that place.

So, if I would be your treating physician then I would have suggested you:

1. Few medicines in order to prevent it.
2. Yes, it can lead to kidney damage also so for that I would suggest you to go for one USG KUB.
3. Yes, definitely the normal body requirement for water is 3 to 4 liter/day and if you will not maintain it, then it can lead various problems and kidney damage is one of them.
4. And yes, you need one more test along with the USG is RFT for knowing the functioning of kidney.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Medhavi Agarwal
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