Q. Can hereditary spherocytosis be the cause of elevated bilirubin and blood in urine?

Answered by
Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on May 09, 2020 and last reviewed on: Mar 31, 2021

Hi doctor,

I have hereditary spherocytosis with snapping scapula and spermatocele. Before few weeks, I took some blood tests. I had elevated levels of bilirubin and low WBC levels. Yesterday, I took a urine sample and found a large amount of blood in my urine. Is this serious? Can I have a blood disorder?

#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Yes, it is a disorder that may cause an unstable RBC (red blood cells) membrane leading to produce spherical-shaped RBC. After passing through the spleen, it causes hemolysis. The common complications are anemia, jaundice, gall stones, folic acid deficiency, and aplastic bone marrow. So, you need to treat the condition by taking blood transfusion for anemia, folic acid supplementation, and splenectomy for hemolysis. High color of urine can occur due to jaundice. Spermatocele does not cause this problem. So consult your physician soon for examination and treat your condition accordingly.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 


Related Questions:
How can jaundice be treated in a 4-year-old?

.. a 4-year-old child is usually viral. My advice would be to feed her every once or twice hourly despite her desire to vomit as nutrition is the only key to¬†faster recovery. Give her whatever she likes to eat after proper hygienic measure. Contact ...   Read full

Is there any treatment for IUGR baby?

Blood pressure is towards higher limit and urine protein is also high that is showing your kidneys are affected and secreted protein in the urine ...   Read full

I get recurrent diarrhea and doctor suggested sensitive intestine. What is my problem?

My blood, urine, and feces are normal and negative for parasites ... I wake up only for urine if I drink a lot of water ...   Read full

 

This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Sporting Events During the Pandemic
If you are into any sporting event and plan a trip to an outdoor or indoor stadium, or you are an organizer or an athlet...  Read more»
Can viral fever lead to Parkinson's disease?
Hello doctor,I had a viral fever six years back. I had a very high temperature of 105, bad cough, also hallucinations. I...  Read more»
Parkinson's Disease: Historical Aspects and Current Treatment Approaches
This article discusses the historical aspects of Parkinsonism and, the evidence based approaches currently available for...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Hematologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.