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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Urine dips always show 1+ or moderate blood in urine, but usually no RBC. What could be the cause? This is NOT during my menstrual cycle. Thanks

Urine dips always show 1+ or moderate blood in urine, but usually no RBC. What could be the cause? This is NOT during my menstrual cycle. Thanks

Microhematuria: If you exercise heavily, you will secrete myoglobin in your urine and as a UA can not distinguish between hemoglobin (from blood) and myoglobin (from muscle), UA will be positive for blood but no RBC seen. If your UA however reveals both blood and RBC then you need to seek a urologist's care for further evaluation and workup. ...Read more

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Does your uterus shed blood cells before your menustral starts is that why I had small trace of blood in urine. No uti or anything else.

Does your uterus shed blood cells before your menustral starts is that why I had small trace of blood in urine. No uti or anything else.

It depends: Menstruation does not just turn on like a faucet. So there maybe a little bit of menstrual bleeding just before the full menstrual cycle begins. The small trace of blood could also be from small tears in the vaginal walls after intercourse. Or the blood might be coming from the bladder, or kidneys due to infections. So it all depends. If you have painful urination or burning than see a doc. ...Read more

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I have been having a pain on my left side above the hip region. It kind of feels like a side stitch, but worse. I started my menstrual period yesterday morning and the pain started last night. No fever, blood in urine etc. What could this be?

I have been having a pain on my left side above the hip region. It kind of feels like a side stitch, but worse. I started my menstrual period yesterday morning and the pain started last night. No fever, blood in urine etc. What could this be?

Ovary: Sounds like a pain in the ovary. It could be a cyst. They often resolve spontaneously after your menses. There are many other possibilities, including low grade infection, intestinal or appendix, urinary tract and hernia, so if it is severe or persistent, get it checked by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I am three weeks late for menstrual cycle, I have severe lower nack pain, and wormlike blood clots in urine what causes this?

I am three weeks late for menstrual cycle, I have severe lower nack pain, and wormlike blood clots in urine what causes this?

Late for menstration: Any chance you are pregnant.? Do urine pregnancy test. Otherwise see your doctor for check up. ...Read more

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Had flex. Cysto. Done. Clear result. No blood in urine after cysto. But, 2 days after cysto., bloody urine which cleared soon. Was it due to cysto.?

Had flex. Cysto. Done. Clear result. No blood in urine after cysto. But, 2 days after cysto., bloody urine which cleared soon. Was it due to cysto.?

Post Cysto Blood: It is not uncommon to see blood after a cystoscopy. This should resolve within 4-7 days. If persistent or related to burning, contact your urologist for evaluation for a post-cysto UTI. ...Read more

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I get blood in urine after having an erection. What should I do?

I get blood in urine after having an erection. What should I do?

See a Urologist: Gross blood or blood you can see in urine should be evaluated by a urologist. It may require some urine tests, ct scan imaging and possibly a cystoscopy (or direct look in the bladder with a small scope). Questions to consider: any pain with blood, any associated symptoms, are you a smoker or not, any other voiding (peeing) issues? See your pcp for a referral. ...Read more

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Blood in urine after stopping half way to aim better. Could the forceful stop have cause the bleeding?

Blood in urine after stopping half way to aim better. Could the forceful stop have cause the bleeding?

Blood in urine: Blood in the urine is never a normal finding. It could come from a uti, bleeding from the bladder (b) or the kidneys. I would first get a urine culture, it is normal the next step is a renal ultrasound and an ivp to assess the structure of the kidneys and to see if there are kidney stones or a tumor present. If of these negative, you need to see a urologist to look at your urinary bladder. ...Read more

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What causes blood in urine after intestinal surgery?

What causes blood in urine after intestinal surgery?

The catheter: Typical therapy for a surgical patient is a Foley catheter inserted into the bladder. This can cause minor trauma with blood in the urine. It should resolve in a day or two. If not then investigation is required. ...Read more

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Blood in urine after 3 weeks of my kidney removal?

Blood in urine after 3 weeks of my kidney removal?

Need more info: Not enough info for a clear answer. Was a catheter used post op? Do you have symptoms of infection. Was there cancer of the kidney? Ureter? Bladder? Was it a partial
kidney removal? You need to follow up with your urologist. ...Read more

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How long is blood in urine after period?

Till end of period: Blood in urine after period needs to be checked out. Uti is most likely cause for a woman of your age. But presence of a kidney stone or tumor may need to be investigated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blood in urine after sexual intercourse in a male. My boyfriend and I have been having intercourse for about 2 months now and the past few times he has had blood in his urine afterwards. He has stated there has been clots but no pain like a UTI would brin

Blood: Blood in urine could occur as a result of trauma or a medical condition. Throughout the genitilia, there are many areas and blood vessels that could be broken, leading to blood in the urine or semen.
Items that could cause trauma and blood in the urine could be aggressive sex or masterbation, interrupted sex, kidney stones, prostatitis or a procedural biopsy on the testicles/kidney/bladder.
Medical conditions that can cause blood in the urine include: side effects of blood thinners, stds such as chlamydia/genital herpes/warts, prostate cancer or bladder cancer.
Since this is an ongoing condition for your boyfriend, it is suggested that he see his doctor to determine what the cause is. If there is an infection or trauma going on, it is important to get it assessed. ...Read more

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Blood in urine after bowel movement. Had rad. Prosect. 6 1/2 weeks ago. Passed 2 blood clots today. Any need for conern?

Unlikely: You are still well within the normal healing period when your body can pass clots. As long as you are not developing new pain, fevers or continuous severe blood in urine, you are likely ok. If it persists or you remain concerned contact your urologist to discuss. ...Read more

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What does Blood in stool and blood in urine after bowel movement mean and with cramping?

What does Blood in stool and blood in urine after bowel movement mean and with cramping?

? related to Asperin: Stop Aspirin, See MD for workup of bleeding problem and possible referral to gerontologist and urologist ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more