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Have blood in the urine most of the day. underlying cause?

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blood in the urine most of the day
Posted Sun, 29 Sep 2013 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hematuria is most likely due to blood thinner.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you had heart surgery in 1998 and sine then have been taking blood thinner medications.

Later on you had Cancer of the Prostate which was treated with radiation and now your serum PSA is within normal range.

Now you have macroscopic hematuria .Most likely this is due to what is called as Haemorrhagic Cystitis and due to side effect of the blood thinner.

However considering the fact that you had Cancer of the prostate in the past the remote possibility of recurrence of cancer prostate has to be ruled out.

Please consult qualified Urologist for digital rectal and clinical examination and ultra sound scanning
The hematuria can be controlled by withholding the blood thinner for couple of days and antibiotic coverage with supportive measures.

Please ensure to drink more water.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask me I shall be happy to help you


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