83 year old male, no history of kidney disease, Recent urinalysis says RBCs/HPF, TNTC Blood, 3 + Protein, 1+Bacteria, TraceURINE EPITH CELLS observedSquamous Ephith cells, FewMucus, 2+Color AmberClarity HazySG 1.020WBCS, 5-10His veterans administration doctor said no big deal..how is blood in the urine no big deal?
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 83
Thanks for your question. If I don't respond to you immediately, it is because I am either in the OR or traveling. I WILL get back to you ASAP.Was this the first time blood was seen in the urinalysis?
I do not know. This is my father. He rarely has a physical, so this is likely the first urinalysis in two years. If you are in the OR, you should not be reading emails.
I am currently not in the OR. Blood in the urine can be a big deal. However, an evaluation is not indicated unless he has the blood in the urinalysis on 2 sequential urinalysis tests or if he sees blood in the urine. If he does have this blood on 2 sequential urinalysis tests, then he needs to see a urologist for a full evaluation.Blood in the urine can be an indication of a prostate infection, prostate cancer, kidney stones, or tumors of the kidneys, ureters, or bladder. This is why it is important to get in to see a urologist to have a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis done and cystoscopy to rule out the stones and cancerous causes. While the cancerous causes are not likely, they should not be missed and this is why this evaluation is very important. Hope this helps and please let me know if you have questions.