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Noticed blood coming from urethra and period has started. Should I be concerned?

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Hi, I've noticed blood coming from my urethra. It was definitely from there and not my vagina. Since then my period has started. Is it possible that blood from the vagina can "track" up to my urethra? I can't make sense of it! I have had no pain with it
Posted Wed, 27 Mar 2013 in Women's Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 23 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

This can happen in a condition called bladder endometriosis where the endometrial tissue (which normally lines the uterus) lies on the bladder wall and causes bleeding during menstruation.

This could be one of the several causes of urethral bleeding like kidney stones, urinary tract infection/injuries, cystitis etc. The association of urethral bleeding with your menstruation led me to think of your possibility.

Your doctor will do the necessary investigations to confirm the diagnosis and suggest necessary treatment.

Hope I answered your query.

Take care.
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Follow-up: Noticed blood coming from urethra and period has started. Should I be concerned? 41 minutes later
Hi, thanks for your reply. Will read up on bladder endometriosis! The reason I don't think the blood "tracking up" is a possibility is because when I bathed this morning and the site was clear from blood, I then noticed new blood beginning to pool around the urethral opening. Is bladder endometriosis a danger to my health if left untreated?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 8 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for writing back.

Do not worry. It is not one of those XXXXXXX conditions.

First of all you should get this diagnosis confirmed and plan the management at the earliest.

Wish you good health.

Take care.
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Thank you for your help :-)
 
 
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