Category Archives: Hematuria

Do yo know anything about Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome? My son is 27 years old was diagnosed 10 years ago and we still can not find anyone to help him, he also has IGA a mild case. Thank You in advance Ps: all the doctors we have seen or spoke to have no idea what to do and say it’s too complicated they don’t want to see him again.

Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome (LPHS) is a relatively rare syndrome associated with pain in one or both flanks and also associated with blood (usually microscopic amounts) in the urine (hematuria). The cause of LPHS is unknown and treatment is very … Continue reading

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My son is 27 years old. About 10 years ago he was diagnosed with IGAN and Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome. Within those 10 years we have been unable to find a doctor who wants to help him. We have been to numerous nephrologist and urologist and it seems like none of them want to take an interest in this because they say it is too hard to complicated and they do not want to mess with it . Could you please recommend a doctor for my son to get some help before we lose him because of the frustration of not being able to find a doctor that cares and wants to try to help his pain is on believable and I myself cannot handle this much longer and much less him.

Loin Pain & Hematuria (LPH) Syndrome does not have a treatment or a cure.  The most important thing to do is to avoid taking Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAID’s) and maintain adequate hydration.  Pain medication is often tried but does not … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Blood/Urine Testing For Kidney Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hematuria, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Laboratory Testing, Treatments

I had a first time appointment with my doctor. She did a full set of labs. All came back OK other than Occult Blood 3+. For years a I’ve had microscopic blood in my urine. I have moved a lot so no further work up has been done. What does this mean exactly? It says negative 3+. How can I tell if it was done by dip stick or microscope? I have a follow up in a few weeks. Other high value was total cholesterol 224 and got D deficient. I also have high blood pressure. I’m in shape 49 years old and female.

Having blood in the urine is not normal.  In most cases, this is evaluated by a urologist initially.  The blood can be coming from anywhere in the urinary tract including the kidneys, ureters, or bladder.  If the urologist is unable … Continue reading

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I am a medical school graduate working in Pediatrics. Concerned about my kidney issue. I am 29 years old weight 86kg and 5’11’ slightly elevated cholesterol, having gfr 87 which was 89.2 weeks back and 102 a year back. So do my creatinine was 0.8 a year ago now 2 weeks back 1 and now 1.02. The urinary creatinine level is 47. And one 1+ hgb in urine R/E. No family history of kidney diseases. But I am having BP variation in last one year 135/95 & 130/85. I am extremely worried about my condition. Kindly could please give me any suggestion /diagnosis..How bad it is?

The creatinine levels and estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR’s) that you describe are normal for a 29 year old.  The blood in your urine should be a concern.  I suggest that you have further testing with your physician.  I am … Continue reading

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My son is 16 years old and has CP… Verbal but is in a power wheelchair. Has had red blood in his urine for the last two weeks. He has condom catheter so I see the color change and measure output daily. He has no pain,fever, or infection . Ultra sound showed no stones. Dr. Did a test and saw protine was present. She is waiting for a urologist to see him. Tells me nothing to worry about in the meantime continue to send him to school etc. Should I be more concerned! Or just wait it out?

I would agree that this is likely a urological problem and your son should be evaluated by a urologist.  Blood in the urine will also produce protein in the urine, so the protein in the urine is not likely coming … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Hematuria, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Proteinuria, Urological Issues

I have loin pain and intermittent haematuria. My GFR IS 71. Kidney CT neg apart from a cyst and Cystoscopy NAD. Exercise and walking exacerbates the loin pain which is intermittent in severity. Please advise. My Urologist hasn’t!

Loin Pain – Hematuria Syndrome is a very uncommon kidney disease that is of unknown cause.  The kidney seems to be normal in all other regards except for the blood in the urine (hematuria).  It is important to avoid non-steroidal … Continue reading

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When blood is detected in urine, what to do? Is it a good thing to have your Doctor give you antibiotics?

It is a good idea for your doctor to make a specific diagnosis and prescribe antibiotics only if you have an infection.  I suggest that you discuss your diagnosis with your physician and determine the disease and problem that is … Continue reading

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My relative has been suffering from blood in urine and high blood pressure. After visiting a doctor, he received a report saying the following: Decreased angle between aorta and superior mesentric artery with compression noted in left renal vein. History of hematuria despite lack of venous collaterals still the possibility of nutcracker syndrome should be considered. He was told there are two options: 1. Remove the kidney 2. Redirect the vein. He is 16 years old. Could you please advise on what the best thing to do is?

The Nutcracker syndrome is a very unusual cause of blood in the urine (hematuria) associated with pain.  It is thought to be caused by a partial blockage of the kidney vein on the side associated with blood and pain.  The … Continue reading

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Just looking for more info on loin pain hematuria syndrome.

Loin pain and hematuria syndrome is a very rare disorder and there is no single cause and treatment is usually for symptoms.  There is no universal treatment that can reverse the disorder in most cases.  I found a web site … Continue reading

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My father is 63 years old and is suffering from polycystic kidney from last 4 years. He is under treatment in New Delhi,India. July 2015 he had first hematuria, then September and three times in last 40 days. Question: 1) Is hematuria this frequent in this disease? 2) Any treatment available to cure cysts? 3) What to expect further in this disease and what symptoms may lead to a need for dialysis or transplant, if required?

Blood in the urine (hematuria) is a sign associated with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PCKD).  This can be associated with pain and flank discomfort.  There is no cure for PCKD.  I recommend that you review the information on our web site … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Doctor, Hematuria, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Polycystic Kidney Disease