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Hello,

I want to ask if anyone with fibro has ever been told they have microscopic blood in their urine?

Thank you.


Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:16 pm
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Editor: Didnt find any connection with fibromyalgia. Regardless, this is something that should be investigated Immediately if it affects you! Not to alarm you, but it may be an unmistakable warning sign of something serious. See below..

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A complete blood count, urinalysis, and a metabolic panel may provide more useful diagnostic clues than classic rheumatologic laboratory tests. For instance, hematuria, proteinuria, a low white blood cell (WBC) count, and thrombocytopenia may indicate the presence of systemic lupus erythematosus. Anemia with a low mean corpuscular volume may be a sign of underlying inflammatory bowel disease that is causing chronic gastrointestinal blood loss. Human parvovirus B19 infection can induce a decrease in the reticulocyte count, followed by anemia and, occasionally, leukopenia and thrombocytopenia

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Overview


Hematuria is the presence of blood, specifically red blood cells, in the urine. Whether the blood is visible only under a microscope or visible to the naked eye, hematuria is a sign that something is causing bleeding in the genitourinary tract: the kidneys, the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder (ureters), the prostate gland (in men), the bladder, or the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body (urethra).

Bleeding may happen once or it may be recurrent. It can indicate different problems in men and women. Causes of this condition range from non–life threatening (e.g., urinary tract infection) to serious (e.g., cancer, kidney disease). Therefore, a physician should be consulted as soon as possible.

Types

There are two types of hematuria, microscopic and gross (or macroscopic). In microscopic hematuria, the amount of blood in the urine is so small that it can be seen only under a microscope. A small number of people experience microscopic hematuria that has no discernible cause (idiopathic hematuria). These people normally excrete a higher number of red blood cells.

In gross hematuria the urine is pink, red, or dark brown and may contain small blood clots. The amount of blood in the urine does not necessarily indicate the seriousness of the underlying problem. As little as 1 milliliter (0.03 ounces) of blood will turn the urine red.

"Joggers hematuria" results from repeated jarring of the bladder during jogging or long-distance running.

Reddish urine that is not caused by blood in the urine is called pseudohematuria. Excessive consumption of beets, berries, or rhubarb; food coloring; and certain laxatives and pain medications can produce pink or reddish urine.

Incidence

Hematuria occurs in up to 10% of the general population.

Causes

Many conditions are associated with hematuria. The most common causes include the following:

* Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men over 40
* Kidney and bladder stones
* Kidney disease
* Medications (e.g., quinine, rifampin, phenytoin)
* Trauma (e.g., a blow to the kidneys)
* Tumors and/or cancer in the urinary system
* Urinary tract blockages
* Viral infections of the urinary tract and sexually transmitted diseases, particularly in women

There are rare diseases and genetic disorders that also cause hematuria. Some of these are:

* Sickle cell anemia (inherited blood disorder)
* Systemic lupus erythmatosus (chronic inflammatory disorder of connective tissue)
* von Hippel-Landau disease (hereditary disease in which benign tumors form on the spinal cord, kidneys, testicles, and other organs)

Signs and Symptoms

In many cases, blood in the urine (gross or microscopic) is the only sign of a disorder. In others, a variety of symptoms, such as the following, may be present.

* Abdominal pain
* Decreased urinary force, hesitance, incomplete voiding
* Fever
* Frequent urination (polyuria)
* Pain during urination (dysuria)
* Pain in the flank or side
* Urinary urgency

SOURCE: Urology Channel

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Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:42 pm
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iv had the same usually due to urine infection. i find that i now wee a lot more as dont have much bladder control.
:roll: you should get it check though never self treat or assume that all you ailments are due to FMS

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