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i have blood and calcium deposits ib my urine, i have not been hurting, what is a cause of this other than kidney stones?

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Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 15 years experience
Need urologist: Painless gross hematuria (blood in urine) should be evaluated by a urologist. There are numerous things that can cause blood in the urine...Stones, infection, enlarged prostate, kidney diseases, cancer. You should be evaluated by a urologist to find the source of the blood.
Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 15 years experience
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You are welcome, I hope this is nothing serious
Jan 13, 2012
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Blood in urine: Need to be check by urologist even if blood is microscopic.

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