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Is it normal for a 13 year old boy who has mono to start peeing blood?

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Is it normal for a 13 year old boy who has mono to start peeing blood? He got sick Tue and was taken to the urgant care tue night...this week.
Posted Tue, 30 Oct 2012 in Infections
 
 
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib 3 hours later
Hi,
Thanks for the query.

It is not normal for any age to peeing blood. There are several causes for the hematuria like urinary tract infections, renal stones, glomerulonephritis, trauma to renal system and one serious complication of the mono disease is thrombocytopenia and haemolysis which can cause bleeding but bleeding due to thrombocytopenia will also be manifested with bleeding from nose and gastrointestinal tract.

As he is already taken to the hospital, so he will be evaluated for the mentioned causes.

if you still have some query, feel free to ask.

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Follow-up: Is it normal for a 13 year old boy who has mono to start peeing blood? 4 hours later
He was not peeing blood when he went to the urgant care. It just started today....it is new. Does this mean bassed on what you said he should be taken back in to find the cause?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ishfaq Habib 6 hours later
Hi,
Thanks for the reply.

Yes, it is based on the causes mentioned above. It is strongly recommended to take him to hospital as he may be required to be evaluated for the cause and may require some test like complete blood count, urine analysis, ultrasound KUB and if suspected any structural abnormality then Intravenous pyelogram can also be performed.

If you still have some queries, feel free to ask.

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