Microscopic hematuria

What is Microscopic hematuria?

Microscopic hematuria is a medical condition in which urine contains small amounts of blood. Blood quantity is too low to change the color of the urine (otherwise, it is known as gross hematuria). While not dangerous in itself, it maybe a symptom of kidney disease, such as IgA nephropathy, which should be monitored by a doctor.

The American Urological Association (AUA) recommends a definition of microscopic hematuria as three or more red blood cells per high-power microscopic field in urinary sediment from two of three properly collected urinalysis specimens.

Questions and answers on "Microscopic hematuria"


I am 37 (in april) years old and do not smoke and work as teacher. I have had two urine tests show positive for microscopic blood. The first time...

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for your query. Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have Microscopic Hematuria reported on your two Routine...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Hi, my friend has 4mm sized kidney stone stone and he's bearing microscopic hematuria since 6 months but he is not bearing any clinical features....

doctor1 MD

Hi
Dysmorphic RBC indicate that the source of blood is the glomerulus- the filtering unit of the kidney. It might occur in common conditions like...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Hi I am a man 48years old with any therapeutic program. I had microscopic hematuria for 1 month. Then I had no problem for 2 weeks but this week ,...

doctor1 MD

Hello
Welcome to HealthcareMagic. Microscopic hematuria can be due to various causes, some of them are polycystic kidney disease,Alport's...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on  Microscopic hematuria

doctor1 MD

My name is Brenda, 5'7" 180 lbs. I was diagnosed in 2004. Presented with only the left ear affected. Blood Work sent to Mayo Clinic, confirmed Anti...

doctor1 MD

It was discovered that I had microscopic hematuria after my most recent annual exam. The doctor gave me antibiotics for an abnormal vaginal...

doctor1 MD

I having microscopic hematuria and back pain since 2008 . Some Dr says it's normal. I have simple cyst in kidney. Please let me know how serious is...

doctor1 MD

i am a 40 year old female (smoker) soon to be 41 next month. i have had microscopic hematuria for over a year and my physician performed to urine...

doctor1 MD

what does blood in urine mean

doctor1 MD

Hello. Is it possible that finding a small amount of blood in urine could be associated with taking Valtrex for a week for a mild case of shingles?...

doctor1 MD

Hi! I am 46 yrs old and have undergone hysterectomy about a year ago. I had UTI a month ago and was given antibiotics, a wk. after, had repeat...

Ask Question
Doctor Image
MD

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Drugs/Medications
Related Treatment/Therapy
Related Medical Topics