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Visible blood in urine?

Visible blood in urine?

Many causes: This can be due to many causes including cancer, infection, kidney stones, trauma, scar tissue, and inflammation. This needs to be evaluated by a urologist. ...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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Blood in urine on an off?

Blood in urine on an off?

Not normal.: Need to have this evaluated right away, especially if you have ever been a smoker, if you have back pain or pelvic pain, and especially if recent weight loss. Any new medications recently? Do you still have an intact uterus and is there any chance this blood may originate vaginally rather than in the bladder and urinary system? If you've got pain with this, get seen right away. Call MD today. ...Read more

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Whats blood in urine and no pain?

Whats blood in urine and no pain?

Hematuria.: Blood in the urine, or hematuria, in the absence of infection, is abnormal and should be worked up. First, a urinary infection must be ruled out. Red cells are common in this setting. If there is no infection, further evaluation is needed to find the source. Work with your doctor to make sure you find a cause, or rule out the more worrisome ones. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Blood in urine?

What are the tests for Blood in urine?

Here are some...: Tests for blood in urine include, not limited only for medical necessity of individual cases: urine -urinalysis, urine culture; blood - serum creatinine, BUN, etc.; imaging - US, CT, MRI, etc.; cystoscopy, retrograde pyelogram, ureteroscopy, biopsy, etc.. To delve summarily into hematuria, go to http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html. More? To www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login-I can help ...Read more

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My friend is having specks of blood in urine ?

My friend is having specks of blood in urine ?

Hematuria is not ok: This can be the sign of a serious problem. The possibilities include: tumor, infection, stones, enlarged prostate, urinary blockages, or other problems. Sometimes there is nothing detected, but when you can see blood in the urine it should be evaluated because some of the issues this might represent can be very serious. ...Read more

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What are the possible reasons for blood in urine?

What are the possible reasons for blood in urine?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine (hematuria) has several common causes. The main reason for concern is that this is how bladder cancer is usually found. But more common causes include bladder infections, kidney stones, and prostate problems in men. Visible blood in the urine, particularly if not associated with pain or burning with urination needs to be evaluated with kidney imaging and cystoscopy (scope). ...Read more

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Why would there be blood in urine for many months?

Why would there be blood in urine for many months?

Infection, Stone, CA: There are many reasons for blood in the urine. The most common is a urine infection. Other causes include bladder or kidney stones, bladder polyps, interstitial cystitis, and of course bladder cancer. Other sources of blood include the kidneys and ureters from disease or cancer. Kidney problems need to be worked up for "glomerulonephritis" and cancer. ...Read more

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Why would there be blood in urine for many months?

Why would there be blood in urine for many months?

Many reasons: Are there other symptoms? Infection, kidney or bladder stones, cancer can all cause blood in the urine. See a urologist to get tested. ...Read more

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Microscopic blood in urine and pain, should I be concerned?

Microscopic blood in urine and pain, should I be concerned?

Blood in urine: If the pain is in your genita/uretheral region or while peeing, it may denote some inflammation/injury to local area to cause blood in urine. Make sure proper culture (not all cultures are properly done) is done on your urine to rule out infection, repeat urine analysis after hydrating yourself well. ...Read more

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Blood In Urine (Definition)

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


Catheterization (Definition)

This means placing a catheter (hollow tube) into the body. Different catheters are used for different body parts ...Read more