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Is blood in my urine related to a traumatic broken rib?

Is blood in my urine related to a traumatic broken rib?

Unlikely: There aren't any reports of kidney injuries after rib fractures. That being said you should still be evaluated by a doctor in order to figure why you have blood in your urine. ...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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I just suffered a non-traumatic rib fracture after 4 years of on and off steroid use. 1) should I worry about my bone density at the age of 26 with the chronic steroid use, and 2) what should I avoid while my rib fracture heals as I am an active physical

I just suffered a non-traumatic rib fracture after 4 years of on and off steroid use. 1) should I worry about my bone density at the age of 26 with the chronic steroid use, and 2) what should I avoid while my rib fracture heals as I am an active physical

Talk to your MD: Chronic steroid use is a major risk factor for bone density loss so talk to your physician about appropriate screening & prevention (secondary). You can also discuss allowable activities with your fracture. ...Read more

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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)?

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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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Can blood in semen be due to bloody urine? Had hematuria few months ago (got complete evaluation). Now, bloody semen. Could it mean there's hematuria?

Can blood in semen be due to bloody urine? Had hematuria few months ago (got complete evaluation). Now, bloody semen. Could it mean there's hematuria?

Unlikely: It's unlikely for the blood in your semen to be due to hematuria unless you also urinated blood just before ejaculation Usually blood in the semen comes from the epididymis/prostate/urethra and not the bladder although since urine and semen both pass through the urethra it is not impossible for a little blood from the bladder to find it's way in the semen. I would see your Dr for a urinalysis. ...Read more

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

Yes: And find out whether the hematuria is due to infection or to some underlying / concurrent problem. Stones and cancers -- perhaps too small to show on scan, or located in the kidney -- are only two possibilities that can announce themselves as "just bladder infections.". ...Read more

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Urologist said blood in urine but no infection so now doing more tests. What are common possibilities if I have no infection but hematuria?

Urologist said blood in urine but no infection so now doing more tests. What are common possibilities if I have no infection but hematuria?

Trace blood: Microscopic hematuria (trace blood in the urine) is fairly common & has a list of potential causes. Common ones are infections, kidney stones or other kinds of inflammation in the kidneys or bladder. It is almost always a benign (non-serious non-cancerous) cause in a female pt of your age. Older patients do need to be screened for bladder & kidney cancer. And older men can have prostate issues ...Read more

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Have lupus. Have had persistent moderate blood in urine (no RBC) for yrs with no known cause. Now have microscopic hematuria (+2-5), with trace protein?

Have lupus. Have had persistent moderate blood in urine (no RBC) for yrs with no known cause. Now have microscopic hematuria (+2-5), with trace protein?

LUPUS: It certainly sounds like prompt follow-up with one of your doctors would be in order; preferably your rheumatologist. If that follow up appointment is going to be delayed, then make an appointment with your primary care Doctor Who can initiate some further testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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Terminal hematuria but dipstick & lab results normal. How do I know blood is in urine and not coming from vagina? Thanks.

Terminal hematuria but dipstick & lab results normal. How do I know blood is in urine and not coming from vagina? Thanks.

Hematuria: Hi, you might want to ask ur doctor about three-tube test. Three consecutive samples of the urine stream are collected—the first few milliliters, midstream, and the last few milliliters in 3 different tubes which can determine the cause of hematuria,
also if you are worried about vaginal bleeding a pelvic exam can help determining the cause.
Good luck. ...Read more

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26 f, microscopic hematuria detected inconsistently in urine tests. Blood tests show kidney function is fine. Should I be worried/see a urologist?

26 f, microscopic hematuria detected inconsistently in urine tests. Blood tests show kidney function is fine. Should I be worried/see a urologist?

Constant hematuria: If you have no urinary tract infection, you need go to a urologist to assess your urinary tract. You will need a renal ultrasound and probably an intravenous pyelogram to see if there are any problems with your kidneys. If these studies show no problem, you will need to have the urologist do a cystoscopy so your urinary bladder's wall can be visualized to see if you have any abnormalities there. ...Read more

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Does IgA nephropathy always cause blood in urine when you are having colds? Is hematuria always present in urinalysis?

Does IgA nephropathy always cause blood in urine when you are having colds? Is hematuria always present in urinalysis?

It well may: Iga nephropathy ranges from trivial to serious. I'm glad you had the diagnosis made successfully. It may flare whenever there is a musocal infection, since IgA is the antibody that's most typically found there. ...Read more

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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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Gross hematuria at end of urination, occasional clots at beginning of urination, no related pain during. "Tense" bladder, scrotum pain. Blood/urine samples clean. Age 28, male. Suspecting (ex medical student) prostate or bladder, tumor or lesion. Atypical

Gross hematuria at end of urination, occasional clots at beginning of urination, no related pain during. "Tense" bladder, scrotum pain. Blood/urine samples clean. Age 28, male. Suspecting (ex medical student) prostate or bladder, tumor or lesion. Atypical

Get a medical check: Bleeding in the urine in a young person is less likely related to a tumor. You should seek a visit with a good internist and let him/her run tests to rule our intrinsic renal disease (like Glomerulonephritis) or a bleeding disorder. Let us check your CBC and Platelets, PT, PTT and renal function along with Urinalysis. If you need further help contact us after you have first seen a PCP and done labs. ...Read more

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Hematuria in 34 year old cumadin patient. Urine tests shows no cancer cells. Ct shows calcification in the bladder wall. Why would be blood in urine?

Hematuria in 34 year old cumadin patient. Urine tests shows no cancer cells. Ct shows calcification in the bladder wall. Why would be blood in urine?

Bladder Calc.: Bladder calcifications can be caused by a variety of disease including schistosomiasis, bladder cancer, encrustation cystitis, and drug induced cystitis, and even tuberculosis. In order to make a definitive diagnosis, one would need a cystoscope. ...Read more

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Gross hematuria, end of urination. Blood samples, urine samples done. No infection. "Tense" bladder, lower back pain, occasional scrotum/testicle pain?

Gross hematuria, end of urination. Blood samples, urine samples done. No infection. "Tense" bladder, lower back pain, occasional scrotum/testicle pain?

Terminal hematuria: Could be posterior urethritis or prostatitis, assuming urine is clear at first. Advise consult urologist. Will likely order kidney & bladder ultrasound + possible cystoscopic examination. Cystoscope is a long thin instrument for examining urethra & bladder. ...Read more

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I have apain bewteen my ribs and my hip on my back, its sharp and intense. There is also blood in my urine.

I have apain bewteen my ribs and my hip on my back, its sharp and intense. There is also blood in my urine.

Hematuria: Blood in your urine (hematuria), mixed with back pain, is a sign of a Urinary tract infection. Which, in your case, may be an upper urinary tract issue involving the kidneys. You need to see the dr. For an evaluation and testing, for definitive treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am on my cycle which was late by 43 days and I am now experiancing blood in my urine and severe pain under my left rib cage! What could this mean?

I am on my cycle which was late by 43 days and I am now experiancing blood in my urine and severe pain under my left rib cage! What could this mean?

You need evaluation: Please present to the nearest ER for evaluation. There are many things that can cause your symptoms and some are potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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Rib Fracture (Definition)

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