Can Menstrual Blood Mixed With Urine Affect Lab Results?
if menstrual blood mixed with urine can affect the lab results, my urine test and the results of the lab there is albumin in my urine, is this the influence of haif blood in the urine?
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Basically menstrual blood mixed into the urine can indeed cause interference with the results of urine examination including the discovery of blood and protein (albumin) in the urine. This certainly can affect the diagnosis. If during the examination you are experiencing menstruation, usually you will be advised to re-examine after your menstruation is complete to confirm the diagnosis. If indeed you have certain urinary symptoms (for example, you experience pain when urinating, urinating that feels incomplete, etc.) or you have other urinary examination indications (for example you have high blood pressure or diabetes), then you should do a repeat examination after your period is over.
Normally albumin which has a large molecular size will not be able to escape from the filtering in the kidney so that it will not be found in the urine. The presence of albumin in the urine (or called albuminuria) can occur if there is damage to the filtering system in the kidney. The causes of damage to the kidneys can vary, but the most common causes are hypertension and diabetes. Other causes include side effects of certain drugs, trauma / injury to the kidneys, certain toxins, kidney infections, and certain autoimmune diseases.
Consult the results of the laboratory examination with the doctor who requested an examination and also explain that when you do the examination you are having menstruation.
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