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Is It Normal To Have Blood In Urine After Catheter
My husband had Office-based transurethral microwave thermotherapy , 4 days ago. He still has catheter, there's still some blood in urine. He also has ?
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
No: It is never normal to have blood in urine. Although mostly from simple causes it is essential to rule out cancer in the non functioning kidneys as it is much more common than the general population. Treatment is surgical removal of the kidney and is generally curative as these are slow growing tumors. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have been on antibiotic for four days and still have blood in urine. Does it normally take that long to clear up?
Blood in urine: You may have blood in the urine for several days if you have a bladder infection. It is important to see if it is decreasing on antibiotics (A). If it is, the A is working, especially if the symptoms of burning and frequency are getting better. If they aren't, you need to speak to the physician who prescribed the antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more
Nephrologist: 3+ blood in urine dipstick indicates that there is heme pigment in urine.It could be blood or just the pigment.First , this should be confirmed with microscopic analysis of freshly voided specimen.If there is blood, it should be investigated thoroughly. Scans and ultrasounds will not diagnose certain types of kidney disease..I suggest consulting nephrologist. ...Read more
Trace blood in urine: Trace blood in urine can be normal. However, it warrants repeat testing. Specifically, the test should be repeated with a sample of the first urine in the morning. A negative test would eliminate any concern. Positive test could still be normal, but a thorough history and family history should be taken. ...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
A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more