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Coughing Up Blood And Blood In Urine
Hmm: Probably not, but could be. You should have both looked at! ...Read more
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
My 16 y old son had g tube removed 2.5 mts ago. Started getting pain in muscle recently when cough, laugh or touch. Has blood in urine. Connected?
Not to G tube: Muscle pain can mean there is injury or breakdown of muscle protein that can show up as red in the urine.It is myoglobin from muscle not hemaglobin from blood. It is not a good thing and should be evaluated. I cannot link this to the removal of the G tube. (unrelated, not causative) ...Read more
I am 20 y/o and smoke at least one cigarette a day and I had blood in my cough and today had blood in my urine can you tell me what's wrong with me?
You are smoking: What's wrong is that you are smoking! Stop immediately. The blood is possibly due to infection. You are placing yourself at increased risk of infection but more seriously, cancer. Coughing up blood can be a sign of neck, throat, or lung cancer. Blood in the urine can be a sign of bladder cancer. Hopefully, that's not the case but you need to stop now before other serious problems arise. ...Read more
Pain - lower left side/back that won't go away, intensifies with cough or breathing followed with chills. Hurts while moving, urine clear no blood?
Back pain: You need to be seen and carefully evaluated ASAP. Do not delay this. You may have an infection or other non-infectious inflammatory condition and it may involve your kidneys, spinal cord or other areas. Please get this seen to quickly before you become increasingly ill. ...Read more
My son 4.6yrs old having recurring cough is advised for Blood, stool, Urine, X-ray and Ige test. Results attached. Please advise.
Attachment?: I don't see the attachments but I'm happy to review the labs for you if you can upload them somehow. ...Read more
I got tested for STD and HIV 1/2 after a week when I had my 1st sex. Via blood and urine found negative. No symptoms just cough. Any thoughts?
HIV Testing: First there is no HIV test that will be accurate within one week after exposure. Second, if one has a high risk exposure testing is not indicated but getting on treatment to prevent infection has to happen within 72 hours. Cough is in no way a symptom of a new HIV infection. ...Read more
Blood in urine: Multiple things cause blood in urine. Most common is a urinary tract infection. However anything affecting the kidneys (stones, inflammation, glomerulonephritis) or the bladder (cysts, cancer, trauma) can cause blood in the urine. Also things affecting the penis (irritation, inflammation, infection, trauma) can cause blood. Should see your doctor. ...Read more
Many things: Blood in urine can be from minor to major causes. Tumors, infections, inflammation, medications, ruptured vesses in the urinary system all can cause blood in the urine. A single drop of blood in a cup of urine can turn the urine red. If you suspect blood in your urine, get seen by your pcp or urologist and find the cause. Don't delay. It is not worth it to wait. ...Read more
Lots of things: If this is new, we'll do some imaging to see if you have a tumor in your kidney or bladder, or a stone. If you do, hopefully we can take care of it before it can hurt you. Around 1% of folks have it for their entire lives, often from a minor problem with collagen synthesis ("thin GBM syndrome"). ...Read more
Here are: Many. Examples are tumors of urinary tract - kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, urethra with bladder most commonly involved, UTI-hemorrhagic cystitis, stone passage through ureter or bladder stone itself, cystitis after radiation, some nephropathy, even after vigorous running, after catheter, after various surgery in kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, and urethra, etc. ...Read more
That depends on why: There are many causes of blood in the urine, each with its own set of risk factors. If its from kidney stones then risk factors are dehydration, family history, and dietary choices, If from bladder cancer then smoking is the biggest risk factor. For other causes the risks range from strep infections and vigorous activity to simple urethral irritation from sex or inflammation from STDs and UTIs. ...Read more
Hematuria: Any tumor of the urinary tract, stones, obstruction, uti's, medico renal diseases.. ...Read more
Not normal.: Need to have this evaluated right away, especially if you have ever been a smoker, if you have back pain or pelvic pain, and especially if recent weight loss. Any new medications recently? Do you still have an intact uterus and is there any chance this blood may originate vaginally rather than in the bladder and urinary system? If you've got pain with this, get seen right away. Call MD today. ...Read more
Hematuria.: Blood in the urine, or hematuria, in the absence of infection, is abnormal and should be worked up. First, a urinary infection must be ruled out. Red cells are common in this setting. If there is no infection, further evaluation is needed to find the source. Work with your doctor to make sure you find a cause, or rule out the more worrisome ones. ...Read more
Here are some...: Tests for blood in urine include, not limited only for medical necessity of individual cases: urine -urinalysis, urine culture; blood - serum creatinine, BUN, etc.; imaging - US, CT, MRI, etc.; cystoscopy, retrograde pyelogram, ureteroscopy, biopsy, etc. To delve summarily into hematuria, go to http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html. More? To www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login-I can help ...Read more
Hematuria is not ok: This can be the sign of a serious problem. The possibilities include: tumor, infection, stones, enlarged prostate, urinary blockages, or other problems. Sometimes there is nothing detected, but when you can see blood in the urine it should be evaluated because some of the issues this might represent can be very serious. ...Read more
Hematuria: Blood in the urine (hematuria) has several common causes. The main reason for concern is that this is how bladder cancer is usually found. But more common causes include bladder infections, kidney stones, and prostate problems in men. Visible blood in the urine, particularly if not associated with pain or burning with urination needs to be evaluated with kidney imaging and cystoscopy (scope). ...Read more
Infection, Stone, CA: There are many reasons for blood in the urine. The most common is a urine infection. Other causes include bladder or kidney stones, bladder polyps, interstitial cystitis, and of course bladder cancer. Other sources of blood include the kidneys and ureters from disease or cancer. Kidney problems need to be worked up for "glomerulonephritis" and cancer. ...Read more
Blood in urine: If the pain is in your genita/uretheral region or while peeing, it may denote some inflammation/injury to local area to cause blood in urine. Make sure proper culture (not all cultures are properly done) is done on your urine to rule out infection, repeat urine analysis after hydrating yourself well. ...Read more
Hematuria: If you have hematuria (h), you need to find its cause. First have a urine culture to see if you have a uti. If not, see a urologist (u) for an evaluation. Of the h. The u will order a renal ultrasound and an ivp to assess the state of your kidneys. If those tests are negative, a cystoscopy, to see the bladder wall, may be needed. If you don't have a uti, see a u to find the cause of it. Good luck. ...Read more
Diagnosis First: Whether it is curable depends on where it is coming from. It may be from the filtering units, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, or urethra. The presence of other factors in the urine, symptoms, and patient's age all will suggest a likely source, and order of investigations to your doctor. ...Read more
Honeymoon cystitis: Sorry you have this classic problem. We healthtap consultants can make suggestions, but can not prescribe or treat. Antibiotics can be purchased over the counter in mexico. Thus suggest you visit a reputable pharmacy and discuss problem with pharmacist who may prescribe a good brand name antibiotic for you. He may suggest macrodantin, Bactrim or cipro, (ciprofloxacin) all of which could be appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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