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Blood in urine CT scan negative, now what?

Blood in urine CT scan negative, now what?

Probably cysto: Cystoscopy. The complete workup for hematuria includes cystoscopy. Ct is good, but a direct look is always better. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Is blood in urine 7mm3 worrisome for a 65 years old woman? urine test, culture , CT scan of bladder, all came out negative.wha t else could it be?

Is blood in urine 7mm3 worrisome for a 65 years old woman? urine test, culture , CT scan of bladder, all came out negative.wha
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Hematuria: The work up should inculde a Urinalysis with C&S, CT Urogram (to assess the whole collecting system including the kidneys and ureters and bladder and Urethra), and finally a Cystoscopy which will asses the superior aspect of the Bladder that may not be completely visualized on the CT Urogram. If all these tests come back normal, may be simple irritation of the urethra or somewhere else to monitor. ...Read more

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U/A has shown trace blood in urine 3 times. Ultrasound & CT scan normal. Bloodwork also. What could this be? What should I do next?

U/A has shown trace blood in urine 3 times. Ultrasound & CT scan normal. Bloodwork also. What could this be? What should I do next?

Don't worry too much: Less than 4 red blood cells per high power field is normal.I suspect your test showed more than this as you had an ultrasound and CT done.**Your physician may want you to have a cystoscopy to look into your bladder,however bladder cancer would be very unlikely due to your age and lack of gross(visible)blood in your urine.If renal function is normal and no proteinuria would recheck U/A yearly. ...Read more

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My husband was having blood in urine without pain hospitalized CT scan cystoscopy done found polyp sent for histopath low grade malignancy?

My husband was having blood in urine without pain hospitalized CT scan cystoscopy done found polyp sent for histopath low grade malignancy?

I think: I think you mean he had a low grade blad tumor. He will need periodic cystoscopy to check for recurrent tumors. Every 3 mth for the first yr.If no recurrence,every 6 months for 2 more years. If no recurrence,annually thereafter. Kidney pelvis(both) and ureters will be checked with CT-IVP with contrast once yrly bec the lining epithelium is same as the bladder epithelium. Prognosis low grade good ...Read more

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Kicked by a horse. CT scan didn't show broken ribs, but a 11mm laceration on kidney. Blood in urine (microscopically). What should I watch for?

Bleeding in kidney: you could have pain in kidney area, due to bleeding in the kidney. you should have this checked by kidney doctor, nephrologist or urologist you should get blood work done to check kidney function and to look for anemia. ...Read more

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Recent CT scan: non-obstr kidney stone, diverticulitis, thickening of bladder. Have to wait 2wks for followup, despite blood in urine/pain. Is ths ok?

IF this is: Diverticulitis with secondary inflammation of your bladder or possible fistula to your bladder from the diverticulitis, you need to be on 2 weeks of antibiotics and a no fiber diet and you need follow up with a colorectal surgeon 2 weeks into the process. The diet above is critical if this has a chance to resolve without surgery. ...Read more

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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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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more