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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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What could cause dark bloody urine?

What could cause dark bloody urine?

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. ...Read more

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Glomerulonephritis is associated with bloody urine? Is it always the case?

Glomerulonephritis is associated with bloody urine?  Is it always the case?

Not gross hematuria: In fact not common at all. One form called IgA nephropathy or berger's disease is the one most associated with hematuria. In many instances there can be microscopic red blood cells seen on a urine analysis or dipstick. ...Read more

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Do all types of cancer cause bloody urine?

Do all types of cancer cause bloody urine?

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. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can ulcer cause bloody urine?

Hello docs. I was wondering can ulcer cause bloody urine?

No: The urinary tract and the digestive tract are different systems. So if you are having bloody urine, especially if you are having urinary frequency and pain when you urinate then you need to go to the doctor to get checked for a urinary tract infection. If you are starting your period or you have a site that is bleeding externally than that might be causing the blood in your urine. ...Read more

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Can uric acid cause bloody urine?

Can uric acid cause bloody urine?

Only if.............: The uric acid has formed a stone, which may be without sx or cause exquisite pain. Sometimes, blood in the urine is all that is seen. If your uric acid is elevated, stone formation can occur! apart from dietary modifications which can lower uric acid slightly, if appreciably elevated uric acid reduction requires Allopurinol or uloric! ...Read more

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Can anything besides cancer cause chronic bloody urine?

Can anything besides cancer cause chronic bloody urine?

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. ...Read more

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Could it be a good sign when you go from bloody urine to a orangish yellow color?

Could it be a good sign when you go from bloody urine to a orangish yellow color?

No,...: Anyone with visible bloody urine has to be properly evaluated especially in those >45 without UTI. More 85% of bladder cancer patient have either gross hematuria or microheamturia, which can appear off and on and most of them has no urinary symptoms. So, one with so-called painless total gross hematuria has to be ruled out bladder tumor, usually cancer. And don't take wishful thinking in this. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's a good sign when you go from bloody urine to a orangish yellow color?

Please advise if it's a good sign when you go from bloody urine to a orangish yellow color?

It's a good sign: With caution. Bloody urine may signify infection, inflammation or tumor and stone in ur urinary tract. Only ur dr can confirm this. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/blood-in-urine-causes. ...Read more

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Can cancer grow on the ureters and cause bloody urine?

Can cancer grow on the ureters and cause bloody urine?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more