What are blood pigments in urine?

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What are blood pigments in urine?

What are blood pigments in urine?

The presence of blood in the urine ("hematuria") is linked to kidney or genitourinary tract disorders in which bleeding is the consequence of trauma or damage to the organs that compose them. The most common causes of hematuria are: Urinary stones. Infections (pyelonephritis and cystitis)

What does it mean to have hemoglobin in the urine?

The presence of free hemoglobin (Hb) in the urine is usually the result of the lysis of red blood cells in the urine due to bleeding in the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder).

What does it mean when hemoglobin is high?

Secondary high hemoglobin occurs when other blood values ​​change and this molecule increases accordingly. For example, it happens when the number of red blood cells increases, a pathology called polycythemia vera which can be caused by a problem with the functioning of the bone marrow.
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