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red blood cells

my 5 year old had a high temp for 2 days doc couldnt find reason for this. had phone call to take him back as his water sample had red blood cells in it? we are repeating the urine test but im a bit worried anybody help?????
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385884 tn?1215073330
thanks for your reply. he was really unwell for a few days but had no visable signs of infection. doc did a urine test which came up with red blood cells present so we have repeated the test so fingers crossed ill let you know the result thanks and take care.xxx
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There are red blood cells present in the urinalysis results ? is this correct?

Red blood cells in the urine sample may be grossly or microscopically detected.It may indicate a urinary tract infection, glomerular disease,some medications, stress or previous trauma ( to the abdomen or pelvic area).For children a complete medical history and physical examination are needed to determine the cause.

It is important to note that red blood cells in the urine sample alone will not define a diagnosis.Its presence will guide the physician on where to focus his management and intervention. Other things to consider are the presence of urine WBC casts, bacteria, fever, abdominal pain, edema or swelling of the extremities, puffiness around the eyes. Are these present?

Do keep calm.I do not want to cause further worry. Give your child plenty of water and avoid any dark colored fluids or food ( chocolates, choco milk) since they may affect urine color. Observe any changes in gross character of the urine.Assure your child and  give him enough rest .
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