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Dr. Michael Michaels
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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


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Can you still have sex after self-catheterization?

Can you still have sex after self-catheterization?

Yes: draining the bladder intermittently with in and out catheterization should not inhibit sexual function in any way. In-dwelling Foley catheters on the other hand, would make it impossoble ...Read more

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I keep getting staph infectios and bleeding from self catheterization would i be better of using sounds ?

I keep getting staph infectios and bleeding from self catheterization would i be better of using sounds ?

Do you have ....: Narrowing of urethra? (sounds are used for dilation). If so, perhaps surgery to widen the urethra could be a better option. Unfortunately introducing anything external into the urethra carries a risk of infection. I presume you use excellent aseptic technique, including thorough handwashing cleaning the glans thoroughly w betadine, etc & always use a sterile catheter. Chk w your urologist. ...Read more

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Could a urethral spasm stop flow of urine when doing straight self catheterization?Or what might cause this to happen? Fullbladderwhen slfcing but urine flow comes inshort spurts&then stops altogether

Could a urethral spasm stop flow of urine when doing straight self catheterization?Or what might cause this to happen? Fullbladderwhen slfcing but urine flow comes inshort spurts&then stops altogether

All of above: Any urethral, bladder or valve spasm can cause intermittent flow as well as stones or scarring. An ultrasound or cystiscopy may be indicated as well as urodynamic studies to fully determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is hematuria caused by the blood?

Is hematuria caused by the blood?

Yes: Hematuria means blood in the urine, it could be microscopic not visible by naked eyes or macroscopic visible, nephrologist and urologist could investigate the causes. ...Read more

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Does prostatitis cause gross hematuria ?

Does prostatitis cause gross hematuria ?

Yes, but not common: Seeing gross bloody urine (gross heamturia) or few or some red bladder cell under microscope (microhematuria) is possible, but still not common for prostatitis while prostatitis has been commonly assigned to many men with some urinary symptoms such as some suprapubic discomfort, vague ache / pain in the perineum (between sac and anus), slow start of urine flow, slow urine flow, etc. ...Read more

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Foods to ease blood loss due to hematuria?

Foods to ease blood loss due to hematuria?

Foods and hematuria: If you have hematuria (h), you need to see a urologist (u) for an evaluation. Of it. H is not normal and foods will not alter its cause or influence its severity in any way. See a u who can lead you to a diagnosis and a cure for your h. ...Read more

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How does one read a urology report for hematuria?

How does one read a urology report for hematuria?

There are several...: Reports that you might be referring to. Hematuria can be detected initially by urine dipstick, which would reveal small, moderate, or large blood. A microscopic urinalysis would show more than 3 red cells per high power field. Reports for hematuria workup include: ct-ivp scan, which would reveal stones, tumors, or other abnormalities as causes; a cystoscopy note would outline cysto findings. ...Read more

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If microscopic hematuria was it diagnosed using a microscope?

If microscopic hematuria was it diagnosed using a microscope?

Scope or dipstick: Microscope or dipstick as opposed to visible or "gross" hematuria, where it is evident to the naked eye. ...Read more

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Catheterization (Definition)

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


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Urinary Bleeding (Definition)

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