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I had blood in urine 2days in 2000. Ive, cystoscopy, prostate all normal.Month ago 3 times blood in urine. Urine looks ok.Waiting for apt. Likely cause?

I had blood in urine 2days in 2000. Ive, cystoscopy, prostate all normal.Month ago 3 times blood in urine. Urine looks ok.Waiting for apt. Likely cause?

Possibilities: Blood could be from one of the kidneys, a renal pelvis, a ureter(less common),the bladder or the prostate. For anyone to guess without test results would be meaningless. Most likely your first test will be a CT-IVP with contrast. Good luck to get good news soon. ...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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Would like to have explanation of blood in urine what does it mean?

Would like to have explanation of blood in urine what does it mean?

Urinary tract pathol: You have blood in the urine with/ without any pain, you need to see your doctor asap, you will need blood and urine test, a cat scan of your kidneys to find the cause. The possibilities are you may have a kidney stone, kidney infection, bladder infection or tumors, glomerular disease like glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney disease and tumors of kidney including cancer. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in my tummy that feels like a period pain and looks like light blood in urine?

What can I do for this pain in my tummy that feels like a period pain and looks like light blood in urine?

Medical evaluation needed: A urinalysis would confirm if blood is present in the urine. For the pelvic or abdominal pain and ultrasound study or possible plane ct scan may be necessary pending thorough evaluation by a primary care physician, urologist or urgent care. These symptoms may be suggestive of a urinary tract stone most likely in the ureter. ...Read more

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I had blood in my urine when i went to obgyn, now she wants to send me to urologist, i since then was put on clindamycin, would that get rid of blood?

I had blood in my urine when i went to obgyn, now she wants to send me to urologist, i since then was put on clindamycin, would that get rid of blood?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine could have several causes including: infection, trauma, stones, kidney disease or even urologic cancer. I recommend an evaluation by a urologist. ...Read more

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I have brown flakes in my urine. Looks like dried up blood maybe. Last period was over a month ago. What's going on?

I have brown flakes in my urine. Looks like dried up blood maybe. Last period was over a month ago. What's going on?

Possibilities: Spotting prior to period can occasionally occur prior to the onset of bleeding and not be a cause for worry, but there are other causes of irregular bleeding: pregnancy, fibroids, endometriosis, stds, infection, a cervical or uterine polyp. Other causes could be a bladder infection or kidney stones. Irregular vaginal bleeding or blood in your urine are both absee your doctor to find out for sure. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain in my tummy that feels like a period pain and looks like light blood in urine?

Medical evaluation needed: A urinalysis would confirm if blood is present in the urine. For the pelvic or abdominal pain and ultrasound study or possible plane ct scan may be necessary pending thorough evaluation by a primary care physician, urologist or urgent care. These symptoms may be suggestive of a urinary tract stone most likely in the ureter. ...Read more

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I had blood in urine 2days in 2000. Ive, cystoscopy, prostate all normal.Month ago 3 times blood in urine. Urine looks ok.Waiting for apt. Likely cause?

Possibilities: Blood could be from one of the kidneys, a renal pelvis, a ureter(less common),the bladder or the prostate. For anyone to guess without test results would be meaningless. Most likely your first test will be a CT-IVP with contrast. Good luck to get good news soon. ...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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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?

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

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What are the risk factors for Blood in urine?

What are the risk factors for Blood in urine?

That depends on why: There are many causes of blood in the urine, each with its own set of risk factors. If its from kidney stones then risk factors are dehydration, family history, and dietary choices, If from bladder cancer then smoking is the biggest risk factor. For other causes the risks range from strep infections and vigorous activity to simple urethral irritation from sex or inflammation from STDs and UTIs. ...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


Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Blood Or Red Colored Urine (Definition)

Urine that looks like blood is a symptom in which there may be some damage to the kidney or bladder, resulting in bleeding into the urine. Causes may include strenuous exercise or medications, as well as more severe problems such as cancer. ...Read more