x
155 Physicians Online

Question:

What does microscopic blood and protein in the urine signify?

Dear Ask The Doctor:
My sons urine sample came back with 1+protien,1+blood and 1+ bilirubin. The urgent care did not want to tell me what this maybe until we meet and run more test. However we are going on vacation in two days and will begone for ten days, I need to have some idea what we are talking about before we go. Can you help? please Thank you.


Answer:

The result of your son’s urine dipstick examination has revealed that there is microscopic haematuria (blood in the urine) and proteinuria (protein in the urine). Haematuria can either be visible to the naked eye (gross) or apparent only upon urinalysis (microscopic). Urinary abnormalities are common in children but are rarely persistent. Persistent haematuria (whether microscopic or gross) or persistent proteinuria are uncommon and warrant further investigation as they are indicators of potentially significant underlying kidney disease. It is difficult to say at present why the urine dipstick is abnormal other than it could be a sign of kidney disease or damage. Further investigations required include measurement of serum creatinine (a measure of kidney function) and quantification of proteinuria either by a 24-hour urine collection or determination of the urine protein-to-creatinine ratio on a first morning urine sample. The results of these investigations will aid in determining the underlying cause.



Sign In to join in the conversation.

You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • Board Certified GP
  • CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Adjunct Professor at U Of T

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Director ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA

Related Answers:

Hi , should I worry about about small white debris in urine? Very sporadic, sometimes 1-0 a month to 3 times in a wee...

Male 74 years old On going urinary tract infection – 7 months now. Several courses of antibiotics. Ultra so...

CONTINUATION TO MY QUERRY ABOUT MY OLDER SISTER. Her urine infection had become better with antibiotics but now ha...

Hi doctor, I am from india and currently touring sweden and last two days suffering from pain in the end while pass...

My mom(age 46) having fever, weakness, headache from last 45days ..we went to a doctor he said she having Urine infec...

Hi there, I have received a basic medical peformed on me yesterday and would like the Urine analysis section expla...

I (male) seem to be urinating a lot lately; there is no pain or burning. I was concerned so I took the at home UTI te...

Hi Doc, Had Urinary Infection and fever one week back i.e. 17th April 2015 . There was severe burning after passin...

If I have lingering symptoms from a UTI 8 days later after taking Cipro, what should I do? EDIT: I was diagnos...

I got tested for a uti and it came back positive, I have been taking ciproflexacin for three days and I just finished...