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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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I noticed some bright red blood in my urine today. For the past week, I have been suffering from a sinus infection that has turned into a frequent cou?

I noticed some bright red blood in my urine today. For the past week, I have been suffering from a sinus infection that has turned into a frequent cou?

See your physician: These things could be unrelated, but could also be signs/symptoms of something more serious like a vasculitis. I would highly recommend being evaluated. ...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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If blood in urine is a symptom of uti, does that mean your urine stream will be red?

If blood in urine is a symptom of uti, does that mean your urine stream will be red?

Maybe: Urinary tract infections can cause urine that is normal looking, reddish, or cloudy. The urine certainly does not have to be red to mean infection. ...Read more

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How do you recognise blood in urine? Could you confuse it for a thread from clothing, if it was red, skinny and bent in a 'u 'shape?

How do you recognise blood in urine? Could you confuse it for a thread from clothing, if it was red, skinny and bent in a 'u 'shape?

Blood in the urine: Can be MICROSCOPIC. ..not visible all the way to BRIGHT RED...Never as you describe!!!!!!!!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Docs, when they say that blood in urine is a symptom of uti, does that mean the whole pee is red?

Not necessarly: If there are large amounts of blood in the urine, then it will be red or brown. However, smaller amounts may not be visible but are still there and can be detected by testing the urine with a urinalysis. ...Read more

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Can extra strength krill oil 500mg mega red brand cause a little blood in urine? I just had a physical for a job and they told me.

Can extra strength krill oil 500mg mega red brand cause a little blood in urine? I just had a physical for a job and they told me.

Not likely: It is not likely, but possible. Go ahead and stop the krill oil and then recheck your urine in a couple of weeks. If all is clear, then maybe your need to stay off. If the blood is still there, then you need a work-up to see why. Take care. ...Read more

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Went to dr, I have to see radiology and urology, what does it mean to have blood in urine, elevated red blood cells. But no pain when urinanating.?

Went to dr, I have to see radiology and urology, what does it mean to have blood in urine, elevated red blood cells. But no pain when urinanating.?

Many things: However, when there is painless hematuria (blood in urine) a malignancy needs to be ruled out. If you have elevated red blood cells, could either be reactionary or pathologic. Another reason to keep your doctor appointments. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Blood in urine, and on toilet paper after wiping. Sometimes very pink snd red, other times brown. Pain massaging lower back. Frequent urination Help?

Blood in urine, and on toilet paper after wiping. Sometimes very pink snd red, other times brown. Pain massaging lower back. Frequent urination Help?

Needs evaluation: Blood in urine needs to be evaluated to determine the cause. Common causes are kidney and/or bladder stones, infections, vascular malformations etc. It would be prudent to consult your doctor and may need to see a urologist.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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My girlriend is having lower abdomen pains, pelvic pains and mild blood in urine (red inside toilet)?

My girlriend is having lower abdomen pains, pelvic pains and mild blood in urine (red inside toilet)?

Get a GU eval: There is a long differential diagnosis for this patient. You do not mention if pain is acute or chronic. A urologist would be a good specialist to start assessing your problem. ...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