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Trace of blood is it significant should I worry

Hi all I’m hoping you can reassure me .
As over the past year I’ve had low abdomen pain in bladder area some frequency at times had a ct scan with contrast of pelvis low abdomen all clear
I’ve had lots of urine tests and no infection ever just a trace of blood.
This ranges from a 5 to a 7 in previous tests
my last urine test result
Red Blood Cells 6 x 10^6/L
The GPS seem unconcerned and marking as normal
Ive been on google and they say anything over 5 is abnormal
would like to know has anyone else experienced similiar
thanks

  1. Hi , what we don't know is your age, and what you have is microscopic hematuria,


    Though persistent microscopic hematuria is benign in most cases I would advise you to get it evaluated,


    Its nice to have negative scan reports, scans don't always detect everything


    If I were to be in your situation, I would have started with routine blood tests, renal function tests, 24 hour urine protein and some tests to see if you have nephritis, if it returns negative I would go for a cystoscopy


    PS: I am a qualified medical professional (MD), may not be from your country







    1. thanks for sharing your knowledge. Laura, Moderator, BladderCancer.net

    2. Thank you so much for your reply.
      I am 66 years old and have had lots of blood and urine tests done over the past year.
      Apart from the trace of blood nothing else has been found in them and no infections
      However the CT scan did show that I have a cyst in my kidney
      I was told this wasn’t something to worry over.
      Could that be causing the microscopic blood in my urine ?
      My main issue is the low abdominal pain which then irritates my bladder this pain can be severe at times.Then can more or less go away for weeks at a time.
      It really concerns me that something has been missed
      Can’t thank you enough for your advice
      Rosie





  2. hi. I am not medically trained but would suggest that since you have had thr pain for over a year, that you tell the doctor that abd request some further investigation. If even just to reassure you. Laura, Moderator, BladderCancer.net

    1. Thanks Laura for your reply

      1. let us know how you get on. Laura, Moderator, BladderCancer.net

    2. @Rosie123 - i agree that further evaluation may be something for you to consider. I am not a medical person and cannot provide medical advice but if you are still having pain - sometimes - severe, I personally feel it would be wise to have it evaluated further. Are you seeing a urologist or a GP? Please keep up updated on how things are going. I think you are wise to be vigilant and keep trying to find out what is causing the pain. My best to you. Linda Urbanski ( moderator, Bladdercancer.net team member)

      1. thank you for your reply .I’m so sorry to hear about your Mum

      2. @charles Ulloa - thank you for sharing the information from your mothers journey. My best Linda Urbanski ( moderator, Bladdercancer.net team member)

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