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My 62 yo wife has had the same issue microscopic blood in

urine. This time it was...
My 62 yo wife has had the same issue microscopic blood in urine. This time it was hemoglobin UR +1. This is present almost every time she gives a urine culture. What does it mean? Probably for the past 15 years.
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Dr. Chip
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Has she had any tests or studies to evaluate this?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
All her labs are always normal and she had a body CT for post lymphoma 1 year ago

Has she had a kidney ultrasound and cystoscopy?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No

Has her doctor had any comments about this?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
he thought a routine urology exam was proper

You mean for her to see a urologist?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It hasn't changed in 15 years. Same urinalysis results. Yes

OK

Most likely the microscopic hematuria here is what we call clinically insignificant--not signifying any medical condition

And since she's had it for so long I think that's probably the case here

That said, it could be a sign of either kidney or bladder cancer so I would check that out with cystoscopy

Please let me know if you need any more information

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