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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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Bright red blood in urine kidney pain its not in my poo like period blood but not a period. My bladder hurts?

Bright red blood in urine kidney pain its not in my poo like period blood but not a period. My bladder hurts?

Stone + infection: You have a kidney stone (nephrolithiasis) with possible superimposed kidney infection (pylonephritis). The bladder pain could be the urine infection..alternatively it could be a bladder stone. In either case....see your doctor ASAP..you'll need antibiotics. ...Read more

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After I pee then wipe, there is bright red blood. My urine seems light colored though. Is it possible that it's just wound at the end of my urethra?

After I pee then wipe, there is bright red blood. My urine seems light colored though. Is it possible that it's just wound at the end of my urethra?

Need check up: Bleeding anywhere in the body is a cause for concern. So watch yourself more closely and use white (toilet paper)paper to wipe. If the bleeding persists(and it is not time for your period) you need to see a gynecologist or a urologist to find out where you are bleeding from? Then the cause can be treated. ...Read more

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I have been having visible bright red blood in my urine since jan. I have been to er/gyn & had several urine tests with 184+ rbc! what does that mean?

I have been having visible bright red blood in my urine since jan. I have been to er/gyn & had several urine tests with 184+ rbc! what does that mean?

Hematuria: Blood in your urine is not normal, and there are tests to help diagnose possible causes, including a physical exam, urinalysis with reflex to culture, a ct urogram and even a possible cystocope to rule out serious causes of bleeding. Generally speaking, these three tests with the exam can view the urogenital system from the kidneys to the bladder/urethra to help find any causes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My husband is an excessive drinker he had bright red blood in his urine this morning after drinking alcohol he has been having right side pain & abd?

My husband is an excessive drinker he had bright red blood in his urine this morning after drinking alcohol he has been having right side pain & abd?

Blood in Urine: You are a Caring wife! I understand your concern. It is possible that falling down under influence of Alcohol may have caused trauma to some part of urinary system-Kidney, Ureter, Bladder or Urethra. It can also be due to infection, Kidney or Bladder stone. Please take him to E.R. have all necessary Urine analysis, Blood tests, Radiological studies and Consultations for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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Have had bright red blood in my urine just once. Urine analysis at docs and lab were clear. Referred to urologist now. What procedure/s can I expect?

Have had bright red blood in my urine just once. Urine analysis at docs and lab were clear. Referred to urologist now. What procedure/s can I expect?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine (hematuria) raises concern for bladder cancer. But more common causes include bladder infections, kidney stones, and, in men, prostate problems. The standard evaluation is kidney imaging (best is ct scan with IV contrast), cystoscopy (look in bladder with scope), and may include urine cytology (have pathologist examine urine under microscope). ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver, have multiple kidney stones.I have blood in urine for 5months now its bright red blood, no ins.

I've been diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver, have multiple kidney stones.I have blood in urine for 5months now its bright red blood, no ins.

Blood in urine: Kidney stones can cause plenty of problems and can cause some blood in the urine. But bright red blood in the urine is a possible sign of something worse, such as bladder cancer. If you are unable to get in to see a urologist, you should consider going to an E.R. Btw, ultrasound is terrible at diagnosing kidney stones. You need a ct-urogram and cystoscopy. ...Read more

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24yr old male Last night Severe sharp pain in pelvic/kidney area thing I passed a stone Now there's LOTS of dark red blood in urine is ER necessary?

24yr old male Last night Severe sharp pain in pelvic/kidney area thing I passed a stone Now there's LOTS of dark red blood in urine is ER necessary?

You need Med-checkup: Blood in the urine should stop once the stone has been passed out. Drink ample fluids today. If your urine is not clear like water by tomorrow, then you need to go see a physician. ER is only necessary if you have pain or fever which should then require immediate attention. Otherwise outpatient medical care should be adequate. ...Read more

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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


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Urinary Bleeding (Definition)

Urinary bleeding is blood that appears in ...Read more