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Dr. James M. Krick answered:

If no UTI why bloody urine for 4 months. Any reasons. Doctors test urine, Cts of abdomen pelvis ok. Primary did labs Monday. One sent to pathologist.

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Pelvis
Sounds like its time to see a urologist for cystoscopy.
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Dr. Chris Kyle answered:

Can primary care doctors test my bloody urine to make sure it isn't cancer, or do I need to see a specialist?

No

Bladder
if you have blood in the urine, you need a complete workup: 1. upper tract imaging -- most commonly a CT urogram. 2. urine test for cytology (look for cancer cells) 3. flexible cystoscopy to look at the bladder #1-2 can be ordered by PCP, but cystoscopy is only done by a urologist
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Dr. Simon Kimm answered:

What could cause dark bloody urine?

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Blood in the urinary tract has many potential causes, and needs to be worked up. Injury to the kidney or bladder, tumors of the urinary tract, stones, infections are examples of causes. Dark bloody urine indicates a significant amount of blood is being passed into the urinary tract, which requires prompt workup and management.
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Dr. Moez Khorsandi answered:

Do all types of cancer cause bloody urine?

No

Cancer
Only cancer so the urinary tract can cause blood in the urine. Other cancers may cause blood in the urine only if it is invading the urinary tract system.
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Dr. Jesse N. Mills answered:

If my bloody urine is caused by cancer, would there be cancer cells in the urine too?

Maybe

Cancer
Transitional cell carcinoma can be detected by urine cytology but it's not 100% sensitive. Other cancers such as breast or lung cancer will most likely not show up in the urine. Blood in the urine can be caused by many other things including chemotherapy for other cancers. Let your doctor know you have blood in the urine.
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Can cancer grow on the ureters and cause bloody urine?

Yes

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cancer can grow from within the lining of the ureters, spread up and down the ureters to kidney pelvis and bladder and cause bloody urine
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Glomerulonephritis is associated with bloody urine? Is it always the case?

Not gross hematuria

Urine
In fact not common at all. One form called IgA nephropathy or Berger's disease is the one most associated with hematuria. In many instances there can be microscopic red blood cells seen on a urine analysis or dipstick.
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Can drinking alcohol cause bloody urine?

No

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No reason why it should. Blood in urine should always be checked out.
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Dr. Chirag Vasa answered:

Green and bloody urine. Fever no UTI what could it be? What's wrong!

See doctor

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This is hematuria, needs to be seen by urologist to rule out any stone or other etiology including mass or infectious causes at least need to have urine analysis and sonogram.
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Could my bloody urine be caused by cervical cancer?

It's possible

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If you are having blood in your urine it is important to see your doctor as soon as you can to be evaluated. It is possible for cervical cancer to cause bloody urine however this typically only happens in advanced cases where the cervical cancer is growing into the bladder.
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