A lot of renal patients often ask me such question: my occult blood is 2+ and is this already quite serious? Others asked problems about proteinuria, 3+, every day a lot of problems......
In fact, the number of “+” and “-” signs do not directly indicate the severity of proteinuria and occult blood!
Let's start with the simple occult blood, there is a common sense for everybody: people when take animal liver, blood or a lot of green vegetables and the use of iron containing drugs, inspection results will appear occult blood “+” sign. So, even when there is a lot of occult blood “+”, it is not necessarily urine occult blood! What how did the doctor conclude?
Attention! They should check the number of red cells in the microscope, and the red blood cell is larger than 3/HP that it can be called hematuria.
Many kidney patients think that the more urine protein “+”, the more serious the proteinuria is, but also think that his kidney disease is also very serious. But there are some details that people might not notice!
For example, now in summer every day water intake is very high, if you sweat is not much, your urine will increase when compared to the past, the urine protein concentration is becoming low, otherwise, the urine protein concentration becomes high.
So sometimes, even if your albuminuria is a “+” sign, you might be serious than those with two “+” signs! When this happens, don't neglect to go to the hospital for examination in time, take the medicine early and get treated early.
Is more proteinuria + signs meaning more serious kidney disease?