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Could. Metformin HCl ER cause light blood. In urine?

Could. Metformin HCl ER cause light blood. In urine?

Doubt it: You should have your liver enzymes, Lactic Acid level as well as your kidney function tests sent as bloodwork. I would also recommend a full urinalysis and urine culture. If the blood persists, you should be referred to a urologist. ...Read more

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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Hi. I have a very light blood in urine, no pain, went for ultrasound and nothing is wrong. What could this be?

Hi. I have a very light blood in urine, no pain, went for ultrasound and nothing is wrong. What could this be?

Depends: For a man: stone, urinary tract infection, cancer, heavy exercise, enlarged prostate, kidney disease, unexplained.
For a woman: urinary tract infection, stone, cancer, contamination with period, urethritis,
kidney disease, unexplained
recommend: further evaluation with cystoscopy by a urologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in my tummy that feels like a period pain and looks like light blood in urine?

Medical evaluation needed: A urinalysis would confirm if blood is present in the urine. For the pelvic or abdominal pain and ultrasound study or possible plane ct scan may be necessary pending thorough evaluation by a primary care physician, urologist or urgent care. These symptoms may be suggestive of a urinary tract stone most likely in the ureter. ...Read more

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Will taking metformin HCl increase the creatinine level in the blood?

Will taking metformin HCl increase the creatinine level in the blood?

Metformin: Metformin is the first choice drug for type 2 diabetes.
All else being equal that should not affect your kidney.

That said, if you develop kidney disease while taking Metformin, that is not very likely to be because of metformin but does need attention. ...Read more

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Can high INR cause blood in urine on its own or does it just highlight and underlying problem? I had INR of 5.6 and bloody urine. Went to ER/sent home

Can high INR cause blood in urine on its own or does it just highlight and underlying problem? I had INR of 5.6 and bloody urine. Went to ER/sent home

See below: An INR of 5.6 alone could cause blood in urine. The issue may need to be reexamined once you have your INR in the therapeutic range. Please discuss it with the doctor prescribing the anti-coagulant.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER if I have blood in urine caused by broken blood vessel?

Should I go to the ER if I have blood in urine caused by broken blood vessel?

How do you know it's: A broken blood vessel? Suggest you see your dr. Or a urologist. Er visits are for emergencies. Over use of ers is a major contributing factor to the cost of health care.! ...Read more

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Could bleeding in bottom cause blood in urine?

Hemorrhoids: Blood in the urine is usually due to a urinary tract infection (UTI) or kidney stone, both of which usually cause pain. Blood in the toilet, noticed after voiding, is sometimes related to hemorrhoids, anal fissures or vaginal bleeding, all common after recent childbirth. A urine specimen obtained by cather will help detect or rule out the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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Blood in urine after stopping half way to aim better. Could the forceful stop have cause the bleeding?

Blood in urine after stopping half way to aim better. Could the forceful stop have cause the bleeding?

Blood in urine: Blood in the urine is never a normal finding. It could come from a uti, bleeding from the bladder (b) or the kidneys. I would first get a urine culture, it is normal the next step is a renal ultrasound and an ivp to assess the structure of the kidneys and to see if there are kidney stones or a tumor present. If of these negative, you need to see a urologist to look at your urinary bladder. ...Read more

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My urine dips always show 1+ or moderate blood in urine, but usually no RBC. What could be the cause of frequesnt blood in urine with no RBC?

My urine dips always show 1+ or moderate blood in urine, but usually no RBC. What could be the cause of frequesnt blood in urine with no RBC?

Who tests?: Are you testing your own urine or is it done by a professional? Why? Hemolysed blood tests pos for hemoglobin but not for red cells. There are various ways this can happen. WHAT DOES YOUR DR SAY??? ...Read more

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Help please! Could capillaries in the bladder break & cause blood in urine?

Possible: For patients with interstitial cystitis or bladder tumor. Blood in urine, hematururia, always needs to be checked to rule out infection or cancer. Please se a dr. To have it checked. ...Read more

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Can ic cause blood in urine?

Can ic cause blood in urine?

IC: Interstitial cystitis (ic) usually is not associated with blood in the urine (hematuria). Urinary tract infections and stones are a much more likely etiology of blood in the urine. Occasionally hematuria, usually microscopic, is hereditary and of no significance. @ 15 % of hematuria, in older patients is associated with tumors and cancer which is usually detected with a ct scan or cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Caaaan wine cause blood in urine?

Caaaan wine cause blood in urine?

Foods and hematuria: If you have hematuria (h), you need to see a urologist (u) for its evaluation. H is not normal and wine will not alter its cause or influence its severity in any way. See a u who can lead you to a diagnosis and a cure for your h. ...Read more

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Cystitis does cause visible blood in urine?

Cystitis does cause visible blood in urine?

It can: It is not unusual to have blood in the urine with a bladder infection. It should clear with treatment of the infection. If it does not then you should have it checked out as there are serious causes as well. ...Read more

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Trace blood in urine be caused by menstration?

Trace blood in urine be caused by menstration?

Can be: You should repeat the test when you are not having your period, to be sure that a lesion is not missed. ...Read more

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What can cause gross hematuria (blood in urine)?

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What can cause gross hematuria (blood in urine)?

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

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What can cause a young healthy patient to have blood in urine?

What can cause a young healthy patient to have blood in urine?

Idiopathic hematuria: Approximately 10% of young normal adults have traces of blood as shown on the routine dip- stick test in the doctor's office. Microscopically 2-3 red blood cells are cosifered normal. This is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What is the cause for a young healthy patient with blood in urine?

What is the cause for a young healthy patient with blood in urine?

Causes of hematuria: Hematuria can be caused by any bleeding in the urinary tract. It could be caused by a tumor of the kidney, kidney stones in the ureters or by a bladder tumor, among other things. Have your urine cultured and if you have hematuria with no uti, see a urologist for evaluation. If you do have a uti, have your urine analyzed after the infection to make sure it resolves. If not, see a urologist. ...Read more

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When I urinate I have blood in urine. What can cause this?

Bladder Infection: The most common cause of this problem is a bladder or kidney infection. It is nothing to ignore. Please contact your family doctor when they are next in the clinic. ...Read more

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Protein and blood in urine. What is the cause? For well over a year.

Protein and blood in urine. What is the cause? For well over a year.

Kidney problem: There are many type of kidney disease that can give you positive blood and increased protein in the urine- from infection, inflammation, autoimmune problems, injury to kidney due to different factors, medication related, other medical condition etc. Since that has been going on for over a year- do not delay further- you should see a kidney doctor and have further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a 3mm stone in kidney cause blood in urine?

Can a 3mm stone in kidney cause blood in urine?

Yes: Most likely it will pass itself, if it does not in next 2 weeks you will need to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to have protein and blood in urine?

Can stress cause you to have protein and blood in urine?

No: It cannot. Best to talk to your family doctor about possible causes in women. ...Read more

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What causes blood in urine when I first start urinating and then it clears up?

What causes blood in urine when I first start urinating and then it clears up?

Urethral lesion/Doc: Your symptoms are consistent with a lesion in the urethra, the last part if the urinary system, that is bleeding. Even if you see the blood only in the begining, you should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can bleeding ulcers cause blood in urine?

Can bleeding ulcers cause blood in urine?

Ulcers in bladders: Ulcers can happen anywhere- including your bladder. If you have bleeding ulcers in the bladder-yes- you can have blood in urine. But, if you mean bleeding ulcers in the stomach- the answer is no. Normally, there is no connection between stomach and urinary tract. Blood in the urine can be caused by different things like infection, stone, trauma, infestation, malignancy etc. Go to see md ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol cause blood in urine?

Can drinking alcohol cause blood in urine?

No: I do not think that drinking alcohol cause hematuria. But hematuria needs evaluation to find out the cause. You need to see doctor for evaluaton of this hematuria. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause blood in urine?

Not usually: There is likely another explanation for blood in your urine and it is likely not due to drinking alcohol. See your doctor and have this checked out. ...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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Metformin (Definition)

That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more