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It is not uncommon for children to sometimes have blood in their urine (pee). Sometimes, it can change the color of the urine. Blood in a child's urine can have different causes, many of which go away on their own or are easily treated.

What is hematuria?

Blood in the urine is called hematuria. Microscopic hematuria is when the urine looks normal in the toilet or a cup, but blood can be seen when looking at the urine with a microscope...

A urinalysis is a simple test that looks at a small sample of your urine.  It can help find problems that need treatment, including infections or kidney problems.  It can also help find serious diseases in the early stages, like kidney disease, diabetes, or liver disease....

Have you ever wondered why health professionals ask for a urine sample? The kidneys remove waste material, fluids, and other substances from the blood. The urine can contain many different clues to how your body is doing. Your urine tells a lot about your health. Testing the urine is known as “urinalysis” (analysis of the urine). The most common use of urinalysis is to detect substances or cells in the urine that point to...

The color of your pee can offer clues into your health, but kidney disease typically doesn't show any visible symptoms, so the only way to know if you have it is to get tested. Even if your urine looks okay, kidney damage may be hiding in the form of protein. Get checked to know for sure!

Clear/Pale yellow Good! This means you are well hydrated and have been drinking plenty of water and fluids!

Dark yellow You might be...

A: This test suggests you have a small amount of blood in your urine. The other numbers are normal. I would ask your doctor to explain the blood in your urine. Perhaps an ultrasound of the bladder and kidneys may be helpful in detecting the source of the bleeding.  A urine culture could also help to rule out an infection.
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Urine contains a compound known as urea.  When bacteria act on this compound in your urine, it will change urea to ammonia.  Hence, if there are bacteria in the urine and this may mean there is an infection, then you may notice that the urine smells like ammonia.
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Blood in the urine (hematuria) is abnormal and should be investigated.  This could be a sign of kidney disease.  Blood can also be seen in the urine during menstrual periods, so this should be excluded.
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I do not connect constipation to elevated protein and white blood cells in the urine.
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With proper treatment, excess albumin in the urine (microalbuminuria) can be reversed or at least decreased.  You should discuss this with your treating physician.
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