It can be alarming to see blood in your urine. Our minds immediately go to worst-case scenarios or, alternatively, we decide it is probably nothing and ignore it. Unfortunately, regardless of your potential reaction, sometimes we cannot see the blood in our urine. Microscopic hematuria can only be identified under a microscope, so as a symptom it can prove problematic.
The reason doctors take a urine sample at your physical exam even if you didn't have any complaints based in that part of your body, is because microscopic hematuria might not produce any other symptoms. Testing the urine will allow the doctor to eliminate medical conditions that cause this condition.
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