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Causes Of Blood In The Urine
Many: 1% of people have it naturally due to thin membranes in the kindey filters. If it's new, we need to rule out tumors first; the host of causes also ranges from vigorous exercise to a hidden kidney stone. A physician should manage the workup. Good luck. Many people metabolize beets to produce a red urine which can give a scare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Several things.: There are a number of medical conditions that can be associated with blood in urine. Some include bladder infections, bladder stones, kidney stones, non-infectious forms of cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), medical kidney diseases, and tumors. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Kidney disease?: Blood in the urine could be from any part of the urinary system- kidney, ureters, bladder or urethra. But a combination of blood and protein in the urine should make one suspect kidney disease. Have your doctor check your kidney function and quantify how much protein you are losing in the urine. ...Read more
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
Hematuria : Any tumor of the urinary tract, stones, obstruction, uti's, medico renal diseases.. ...Read more
Blood clot causes: 3 things cause clots: blood vessel injury, stasis, and hypercoagulability. The first refers to things like surgery, the second to slow blood flow due to immobility or compression on a blood vessel by things like a pregnant uterus, and the last to things that make the clotting system more active like birth control pills, hormone replacement, and hereditary problems that make the blood too thick. ...Read more
Many causes: Fresh blood indicates lower GI bleed (i.e. hemorrhoids, fissures, diverticulosis). One of the concerning causes is a mass in colon. It can be noncancerous or cancerous. It is the scraping of feces against a highly vascularized mass that can cause you to have small amount of blood in stool. In all cases, have it looked at by a doctor. Blood loss can lead to iron deficiency anemia. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Blood in the urine: Blood in the urine (hematuria) can either be seen with the naked eye (this would be called gross hematuria) or it can be detected on laboratory tetsing - urine dipstick testing and microscopic analysis - this is called microscopic hematuria (or microhematuria). While there are many causes of both situations, a patient would need evaluation to rule out life threatening issues like cancer. ...Read more
Swelling and pain: Symptoms are swelling and pain of the calf, foot, ankles, or any combination. These clots form in the veins and can be diagnosed by a simple ultrasound (noninvasive) testing. If you have a clot (termed deep venous thrombosis) , your doctor will place youon an anticoagulant to prevent pulmonary embolisms. ...Read more
Pulmonary Embolism : Is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The blockage usually is caused by a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein in the leg. Signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (pe) include unexplained shortness of breath, problems breathing, chest pain, coughing, or coughing up blood. An arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) also may suggest that you have pe. ...Read more
UTI: The cause of blood in urine is really the same in both women and men-except for a couple of differences- 1. In woman- sometimes, you can have contamination from menstrual blood- if you don't use the proper way to collect your urine. 2. Due to anatomy different in male/female- urinary tract infection is more common in women than men. Blood in urine can be caused by infection, inflammation, stone etc. ...Read more
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