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   Posted 9/15/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I called my rhumy about my recent trip to the er and was told that they had found red and white blood cells in my urine.  What does this mean.  I don't feel like I have a bladder infection or ui and in fact several mths sgo I thing my dr had said that they found that as well and had put me on antibiotice even though I felt as though I had no symptoms.  Iwas never rechecked after though.  What type of thing could cause that?

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   Posted 9/15/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 9/15/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Domanique,
It's not unusual to have a bladder infecton with no symptoms. I've had that a few times. Done my monthly routine urinalysis, and to my surprise, I have a bladder infection and didn't know it.  Another time that happened, the infection was left untreated because I wasn't experiencing any symptoms and I ended up in a serious kidney infection. It had spread.  So it's a good thing that you're on antibiotics. A bladder or kidney infection is very common in lupus.  Always get rechecked after your course of antibiotics to make sure the infection is gone.  Don't wait for your doctor to give you the requisition.  Tell them you need one. You have to be assertive or aggressive with doctors sometimes.  Don't ask. Tell. smilewinkgrin
Do you get routine, monthly blood work and urine tests?  You might want to ask your doctor to give you a "standing order" so that you can keep track of things on a more consistant basis.  I got at the beginning of each month, and get everything checked. It keeps me out of flares, and much healthier.  
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