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The doctor said that I have blood in my urine. I had menstruation before that like 1 week before. Is it possible that i had a kidney stone?

RBC origin eval: You need an evaluation to determine where the blood 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

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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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications in case one is the cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Went to ER for severe lower right ab pain and back pain. Dr said i had kidney stone and hematuria. Did urine and blood tests only but no cat scan, why?

Went to ER for severe lower right ab pain and back pain. Dr said i had kidney stone and hematuria. Did urine and blood tests only but no cat scan, why?

See answer: Though symptoms and u/a may be suggestive, one cannot reliably make the diagnosis of a kidney stone without some type of an imaging study (kub, ultrasound, ct) with a non-contrast ct scan being the most accurate and reliable imaging study to determine the presence, location, and size approximation of a stone as well as to potentially rule out other causes of pain and hematuria. ...Read more

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Why do I have hematuria in the past 4 months? Small to moderate in each urine analysis. Doctors are brushing it off but I want to know what or why?

Why do I have hematuria in the past 4 months? Small to moderate in each urine analysis.  Doctors are brushing it off but I want to know what or why?

Don't brush: You need to have this checked out. It may be nothing but if there is some blood make sure it is not during your period. If they brush you off, see a urologist to be complete and you need to suggest a cat scan of the kidneys, ureter and bladder to have a complete workup. also need a bladder scope. Make sure it is all negative. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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Does dark yellowish/ orangish urine always indicate hematuria (blood in the urine)?

Does dark yellowish/ orangish urine always indicate hematuria (blood in the urine)?

No: Could be blood, could be bilirubin from a blockage in the liver. Some food can cause the urine to turn red or orange. Some medications can cause discolored urine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can cause gross hematuria (blood in urine)?

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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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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Can hematuria recur within 3 days of a course of cipro 500 mg twice a day for hematuria cystitis? Scan normal, urine/blood show infction.

Can hematuria recur within 3 days of a course of cipro 500 mg twice a day for hematuria cystitis? Scan normal, urine/blood show infction.

Yes: Hemorrhagic cystitis can take a few days to weeks to heal. During this time, no matter what the treatment, you may have hematuria (gross or microscopic). Be patient with the treatment. It should resolve eventually. ...Read more

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