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I have stage 4 copd. I have noticed lately that I am gasping for air quite a bit more. I don't see my doc til Nov. should I go sooner ?

I have stage 4 copd. I have noticed lately that I am gasping for air quite a bit more. I don't see my doc til Nov. should I go sooner ?

Yes: Whenever your symptoms change sooner than expected (getting worse, especially) it is a good idea to see your doctor and get re-checked to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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I have stage 4 COPD and in the hospital . My body temp has dropped from 97.6 to 96.2 is that normal even with an infection?

I have stage 4 COPD and in the hospital . My body temp has dropped from 97.6 to 96.2 is that normal even with an infection?

Possibly.: Low temperatures are sometimes indicative of infection just like high temperatures. That temperature is not one to worry about though, it likely is just normal fluctuation and will improve. In general doctors are wise to be vigilant for infection when seeing low temperatures, although yours is not that low so I wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Blood in urine four times in a a year, each time cleared up with cipro (ciprofloxacin) in a few days. Seen a urilogist for cystyscope & that was fine.?

Blood in urine four times in a a year, each time cleared up with cipro (ciprofloxacin) in a few days. Seen a urilogist for cystyscope & that was fine.?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine is hematuria. The causes range from infection, a kidney stone, to cancer of the urinary tract. Risk factors for cancer include smoking and certain industrial exposures. You have had part of the work up for cancer with the cystoscope, the other two parts are urine cytology and imaging of the urinary tract with a test such as a ct urogram. Your doctors felt it was an infection? ...Read more

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Blood in urine?

Blood in urine?

Blood in urine: Multiple things cause blood in urine. Most common is a urinary tract infection. However anything affecting the kidneys (stones, inflammation, glomerulonephritis) or the bladder (cysts, cancer, trauma) can cause blood in the urine. Also things affecting the penis (irritation, inflammation, infection, trauma) can cause blood. Should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood in urine?

Blood in urine?

Get evaluated: You should definitely seek a medical opinion if you have seen blood in your urine. This could indicate infection , stone, or tumor in the renal system ( kidney, ureter, and bladder.) please, , contact your doctor and express your concerns. ...Read more

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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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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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Causes of blood in urine?

Causes of blood in urine?

Infection, stone, or: The most common cause of blood in urine is a bladder infection. It may also be a sign of kidney stones. Rarely, if the blood is persistent in your urine, it could be bladder or kidney cancer. You should see a urologist if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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What causes blood in urine?

What causes blood in urine?

Many things: Blood in urine can be from minor to major causes. Tumors, infections, inflammation , medications, ruptured vesses in the urinary system all can cause blood in the urine. A single drop of blood in a cup of urine can turn the urine red. If you suspect blood in your urine, get seen by your pcp or urologist and find the cause. Don't delay. It is not worth it to wait. ...Read more

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What causes blood in urine?

What causes blood in urine?

Lots of things: If this is new, we'll do some imaging to see if you have a tumor in your kidney or bladder, or a stone. If you do, hopefully we can take care of it before it can hurt you. Around 1% of folks have it for their entire lives, often from a minor problem with collagen synthesis ("thin GBM syndrome"). ...Read more

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What causes blood in urine?

What causes blood in urine?

Hematuria: Most commonly bladder infections. Gross blood in urine needs to be evaluated by doctor. Other causes could be bladder cancer, passing a kidney stone, interstitial cystitis (inflamation of urinary bladder), prostatitis (in males). Many other cause. Please, see physician. ...Read more

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What causes Blood in urine?

What causes Blood in urine?

Here are: Many. Examples are tumors of urinary tract - kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, urethra with bladder most commonly involved, UTI-hemorrhagic cystitis, stone passage through ureter or bladder stone itself, cystitis after radiation, some nephropathy, even after vigorous running, after catheter, after various surgery in kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, and urethra, etc. ...Read more

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Nonhemolyzed blood in urine?

Nonhemolyzed blood in urine?

Red blood cells.: This is the same as red blood cells in urine. This should be confirmed by a microscopic look at the urine. Could be coming from anywhere from the kidney ureters or bladder. ...Read more

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


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