Re: Blood in urine!!!!
I use the dipsticks because I like to check specific gravity, due to past kidney stones, to see if I am drinking enough water. However, I also start looking at the other things and there is always a trace or more in my urine. I don't get periods anymore so it's not from that. My mother has had trace of blood in her urine all of her life. It means nothing unless, like the last poster said, you can see it. Please do yourself a favor and don't buy the sticks. My New Year's resolution was to stop checking everything so I have not checked the sticks since then. All it does is scare me. In any case, don't worry about the microscopic blood. If you actually see blood and have urgency and pain, it could be a urinary tract infection, which I had and saw blood, but that can be treated easily...but for now, that is not happening at all. You just have what about 1/3 of women have on the sticks.