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Hi there and thank you for the question. I am a Registered Nurse and will be happy to help you today.
The presence of mucus in the urine in most cases represents a UTI. Protein in urine could be from strenous exercise or even fever....but in cases where there is an uderlying condition, you could have protein from Diabetes, heart disease, or even taking certain drugs can cause you to have protein in the urine. However, a kidney infection could also cause this and with the mucus being seen in the urine, and the RBC's in the urine, it sounds like a kidney infection. Antibiotics such as Cipro and Bactrim are often given in these cases.
UTI stands for urinary tract infection...it sounds like the mucus and protein are from a possible kidney infection. Omega 3 wouldn't cause protein or mucus threads. You can have a UTI and not have a fever and this might also explain why you had the red blood cells and white blood cells to be seen in the urine as well. Your Norvasc and Micardis wouldn't cause the findings.
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It sure sounds like a kidney infection. Yes, most times, Cipro or Bactrim is given but often times a culture and sensitivity is done on the urine to find out which antibiotic the bacteria is susceptible to (which one will kill it the most effectively)...but this is not done in all cases...most times only in cases where the patient has taken an antibiotic and the infection did not respond. Bactrim is usually doses for 7 - 10 days and the Cipro for 7 days. 1+ or +1 is just the amount seen and it's not a drastic amount.
The iron level being 10 means a low level. Normal is between 12-300 ng/ML for men. The best course of action is to find out why the level is low...and sometimes this means investigating as to why and where the blood loss may be coming from. Checking the stool for the presence of blood, possibly a gastric bleed, intestinal disorders that cause poor absorption of iron (Celiac disease) or even a thyroid that doesn't function as it should (hypothyroidism). So, having your Dr do a little investigating will be key here.
Your C- reactive protein measures a general amount of inflammation in the body....You are at high risk for cardiovascular disease if your hs-CRP level is higher than 3.0 mg/L