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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
Not Normal: Likely it is not a big issue. Repeat and make sure they look under the microscope for red blood cells. The dipstick can be positive with muscle breakdown, certain dyes in foods and other conditions. If blood cells present you should be evaluated for bladder cancer especially if you smoke or work in the chemical industry. In addition a kidney ultrasound to rule out kidney cancer is reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8wk postpartum hypertension 165/123 blood in urine no infection. Referral to urologist?? Cause lower back pain & Cesarian scar pain R side US normal
BP Rx needed: First of all, you need to have your obvious hypertension treated with medication. Secondly, have your OB GYN search for answers as to why you are still having pain 2 months post partum C/S which is not normal. The back pain may be related to the blood in your urine, wither with a urinary tract infection/pyelonephritis or a complication/cause of the hypertension. A Urologist is a good idea. ...Read more
Had physical, everything came back normal in blood and urine except it says I have "trace" occult blood in urine. Healthy person, just curious?
I'm 70. At 60 I had blood in my urine for two days. Ive, cystoscopy, prostate tests normal. Month ago blood in urine three times. Possible causes?
Many causes: Sounds like the tests you had were 11 yrs. Ago. There are many causes of blood in the urine. You need radiographic study:CT-IVP as an initial study to find the cause of bleeding. Listing all causes is no help but could be bladder tumor, prostate bleeding, kidney tumor, renal pelvic tumor...Please make sure you get tested. Best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy scab: Bleeding 10 days to 2 weeks after biopsy is common and usually reflects sloughing of the scab formed when the biopsy was taken. It usually is a self limited process (resolves on its own) unless the biopsy was from a tumor, in which case the bleeding will be more unpredictable. ...Read more
Probably: Stents are not much fun and they can be uncomfortable. They can cause blood in the urine also. However, if you think it is more than what you would consider normal, call the physician that placed the stent. I assure you, that physician would want to know if you are having problems that are beyond the normal. ...Read more
My creatine is 70 and egfr is 79 is this low I am 46 female have trace of blood in urine but has come back normal should I be worried?
Inconsistent data: An egfr of 79 is lower than desirable but not too bad. You have not provided the units of cratinine as a value of 70 is not tenable. Blood in urine does need to be investigated, even if it happened only once as some lesions bleed erratically. It would be prudent to consult this site for info and discuss the matter with your doctor. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/blood-in-urine/ds01013. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small to medium blood in urine for 6mo, told it's no concern. Cystoscopy normal. Urologist wants to see me in 6mo. What else can it be? Worried
Sometimes excercise: Can cause small amounts of blood in the urine. your urologist is correct that it is probably not anything to worry about. She/he is also correct to follow up with you to see if it is still there in 6 mos in which case additional testing (for example imaging of the kidneys) might be indicated ...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
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