A 44-year-old female asked:
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If the doctor found blood in urine, but the urine culture was normal, would you rule out bladder infection and uti?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Hematuria: You need to see a urologist (u). Hematuria (h) is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It could be coming from your kidney, or bladder. You need to have various tests to diagnose the cause. A renal ultrasound, an intravenous pyelogram and if these do not give you the cause, a cystoscopy where the urologist looks at your bladder. If the u finds no cause for the h, see a nephrologist as you may have a gn.
Answered on Mar 25, 2019
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