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A 38-year-old member asked:

Do all types of cancer cause bloody urine?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: Only cancer so the urinary tract can cause blood in the urine. Other cancers may cause blood in the urine only if it is invading the urinary tract system.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
No: Cancers of the bladder most often will do so. Others that can sometimes lead to blood in urine include kidney, vagina, cervix and uterus. These gynecological cancers will do so if they spread to involve the bladder or if blood from vagina is mistaken to be from urine.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

If my bloody urine is caused by cancer, would there be cancer cells in the urine too?

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Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 31 years experience
Malignant cells: If your hematuria is secondary to bladder cancer, malignant cells may be present in the urine. However, a urine cytology (a lab test that looks for malignant cells in the urine) may not always be positive even when bladder cancer is present. This may be due to a number of factors including having a lower grade tumor.
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A 16-year-old member asked:

Can cancer grow on the ureters and cause bloody urine?

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Dr. Marvalyn DeCambre
Urology 24 years experience
Yes: Cancer can grow from within the lining of the ureters, spread up and down the ureters to kidney pelvis and bladder and cause bloody urine.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What could cause dark bloody urine?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Seek evaluation.: Blood in the urinary tract has many potential causes, and needs to be worked up. Injury to the kidney or bladder, tumors of the urinary tract, stones, infections are examples of causes. Dark bloody urine indicates a significant amount of blood is being passed into the urinary tract, which requires prompt workup and management.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can anything besides cancer cause chronic bloody urine?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: There are several factors that may cause blood in the urine such as a urinary tract infection, trauma, kidney stones, and cancer. However, with a routine urological evaluation, the etiology is often identified and can then be treated accordingly. Some patients have chronic microscopic blood in the urine and a negative urological evaluation and the source may never be identified in these patients.

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