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Can interstitial cystitis sometimes cause dark urine

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
General Practice 15 years experience
Maybe : This is a chronic nonbacterial bladder inflammation which can produce components leading to darker than usual. But then again there are other causes i... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Not directly: Symptoms of interstitial cystits include lower abdominal pain relieved with urination, an urge to urinate and frequent urination. Dark yellow urine is... Read More
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Urogynecology 32 years experience
Possibly: Interstitial cystitis is caused by a breakdown in the gag layer of the bladder lining. Sometimes you can get a little bleeding in the huhner's ulcers... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Any bladder infection may cause blood to appear in urine. However need to see doctor for accurate diagnosis and rx.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Risk/Benefit equaton: Hematuria, is a term used to describe blood in the Urine; it can be visible to the eye(then called Gross) or invisible to the naked eye(then called mi... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
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Yes: Intercourse can lead to microscopic tears that would result in the microscopic haematuria. repeat the test at another time and investigate if it persi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Nitrites sign of UTI: Nitrite testing is thus to demonstrate bacteria in the urine & will be negative in subjects with interstitial cystitis unless they also have a urinary... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Hematuria: its to find out if the source of blood in urine is kidneys or bladder. You just ask for microscopic exam of urine. RBCs from kidney in the urine are ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: Yes it can, it depends on the cause.You need to see a urologist though to have a look into the urinary bladder to make sure you do not have any other ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Yes: You need to have this clarified by your physician, because Blood could be infection or other issues as well.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Glad to know you've no pain but urgency & frequency. So, work on lifestyle modification as the initial step of care by avoiding foods / beverages ... Read More

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