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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
Urinary tract infect: You may have urinary tract infect infection, and may need antibiotics.There are other conditions which can cause blood in the urine and you need to be checked by your doctor and may also need imaging like ultrasound or cat scan.Stones in urinary tract or tumor can also cause blood in the urine. ...Read more
Tests: Lab tests are agent specific. If you test for specific drugs and they are present they will usually show up. ...Read more
Cystitis: Urinary tract infections (utis), cause inflammation and pain in the bladder and urethra which can lead to blood in the urine and small (dribbling) frequent voidings. Urinary tract stones, usually arising from the kidneys will sometimes mimick a uti. It's best to see your physician to have a urine culture done. Post coital voiding will help reduce the frequency of utis. ...Read more
Doctor found small trace of blood in my urine. Blood work came back good. What can cause blood in urine when blood work is good?
Depends on the test: If trace of blood was found on dipstick test of the urine, this might not be a thing of concern Having normal blood work is very reassuring. Minor bleeding from the genital area might give such result, and also minor trauma. If it persists,, or gets worse, it might need to be rechecked again ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?
Yes: Excessive pressure from coughing can break capillaries and cause small amount of blood to appear in the mucus. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora Plus brand), zinc 50 mg/day (NOW is a good brand), Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand) or sunshine for 30-45 minutes at noon daily to get over the the infection faster. Throat coat liquorice tea (consume several times/day) also helps to reduce pain. ...Read more
My blood and urine test result are worrying me. it shows high Uric acid levels and traces of blood in urine.
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, uric acid levels in urine are not meaningful, it is the blood level that counts. A few red cells in urine are not abnormal, and trace may be the same. It would be prudent to discuss the issue with your doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
Not related likely: Most likely blood in the urine is not related to your lung cancer. Go to see your doctor to eval why you have blood in the urine- infection? Stone? Etc. Are you receiving chemo? Sometimes- medication include chemo can cause irritation on the bladder/cystitis. Discuss with your doctor re-above problem- get some work-up and go from there. An imaging like sono kidney or ct scan may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing up blood. Blood test showed raised white blood cells. Lots of boils. Pain in shoulder back and fingers. Tired all time. Loss of appetite?
Blood cough: Okay you need to go and see your doctor asap. Coughing up blood is not a normal thing. Also you have raised wc's and pain and tiredness - this points to an infection usually bacterial. You need a chest x-ray and treatment. ...Read more
Not usually: Urine is made from water and waste products the blood stream delivers to the kidneys. In effect, the kidneys are giant filters, but the blood vessels pass through microscopic structures which do the filtering. The blood vessels and urine vessels do not mix; there is a thin layer of cells which separate the two, but allow the transfer of waste chemicals in the blood into the urine. ...Read more
Reddish vs red drops: How it looks makes a difference here. The best way to get information is to give details to provider and get urine studies. Typically blood in the urine is associated with a bladder infection. There are other causes from common contamination (like during a period) to unusual conditions mentioned by the other doctors answering this. The only way to know if there is a problem, what to do = see a doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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