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Old 10-27-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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Does anyone know the specific name of this test? I want them to check if there is any blood in my urine. The problem was caused by high blood pressure. I had it since I was 14 and didn't take any medication because I was too young. I cannot eat red meat because of this.
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Sounds like something they'd find in a routine urine analysis.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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Sounds like something they'd find in a routine urine analysis.
they weren't able to find this in a regular physical check up
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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blood in the urine is called hematuria. blood in the urine that you can't see is called microscopic hematuria. the simplest test for microscopic hematuria is to test the urine with a urine dipstick - you can buy these in many places, although like most tests, this would best be performed by your physician, who will be able to appropriately interpret the results, and recommend any relevant further investigation or treatment. if you have had hypertension since the age of 14, i assume you are under the care of an appropriate doctor.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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You can buy the test sticks to do the test at home: http://www.amazon.com/Parameter-Urin...f=pd_sbs_hpc_4 You don't really need the doctor to interpret the test, but you do need to see a doctor if the test shows that you're still spilling protein.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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i beg to differ - you really do need the doctor to interpret the test results. otherwise how is the self-tester supposed to know what it means to have blood, protein, glucose, nitrites or white cells in the urine?
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: northern Alabama
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Default Lovely website

www.labtestonline.org
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Central New York
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I deal with Hematuria on a daily basis (I work in a Urologists office). Hematuria, whether microscopic (not physically seen) or gross (obviously seen) can only be found during a Routine Urinalysis. Just because a person has High Blood Pressure does not necessarily mean they have Hematuria.

OP, have you personally seen blood in your urine? What makes you feel that you have Hematuria?
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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i beg to differ - you really do need the doctor to interpret the test results. otherwise how is the self-tester supposed to know what it means to have blood, protein, glucose, nitrites or white cells in the urine?
When I was pregnant, I had to test myself daily. It was a simple test, if the white square on the dip stick changed color, that meant there was protein present.

Obviously you can tell if it changes color without having a doctor tell you So if it does, then you know you have a problem and you need to see the doctor.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Bucks, UK
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reading the result is not the same as interpreting the result - particularly in cases which are not necessarily straightforward, such as juvenile onset hypertension, as the OP describes.
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