Lab finds tiny amount of blood in her urine


Last updated 10/21/2020 at 10:29am

DEAR DR. ROACH: My question is about microscopic hematuria. I see a rheumatologist for sarcoidosis. Last year I had various lab tests, including a urinalysis. That test and several since then have shown microscopic hematuria. The rheumatologist sent me to a urologist, who did scans and a scope of the bladder up through the right kidney. There's a slight stricture of the right ureter. My biopsies were negative.

Tests and scans continue to be OK except for the microscopic hematuria. I am a 60-year-old woman. Is the hematuria a cause for concern? -- K.E.

ANSWER: "Hematuria" means "blood in the...

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