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What is the remedy for clots and blood in urine?

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My daughter is 17, 175lbs and otherwise in good health. Five months ago she had sudden right sided abdominal pain. Took to ER. Ruled out appendicitus and diagnosed as ovarian cyst. Next month, almost to the day, same sysmptoms occurred only on left side. Diagnosed again as ovarian cyst. Immediately after 2nd "attack", her lower back began to hurt. Took to gyno and diagnosed w/ endometriosis without exam. Put her on Beaz birth control. Within a week, she began to pass blood in urine, clotting for approx. 27 days. Was given Cipro for infection although urine test detected slight bacteria. Finished 1st month birth control and did not refill. Has had intermittent clots in urine for the last 3 months, no pain when urintating and has had no period since the 1st "attack" began on Feb. 25, 2011. She has had a CT w/ contrast on kidney, uretha and bladder. Bladder is "slightly thickened". We see a new urologist on Tues and Ped. Gyno on Tues. Any thoughts to help me with my questions so that I am effective with our time spent with both of these docs?
Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2012 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 33 minutes later
Thanks for writing to us.
Passing intermittent clots in urine with no diagnosed problem in kidneys or bladder suggests a bleeding disorder. She might be having a reduced platelet count secondary to some viral illness or some clotting factor deficiency which can be diagnosed only after having detailed blood tests under the guidance of your physician.
Anaemia is one of the common causes of not having periods for long durations. Intermittent bleeding in her urine must have made her anaemic and once the anaemia is corrected, she might resume her regular periods.
I hope my answer and recommendations are adequate and helpful. Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.
Wishing you good health.

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Follow-up: What is the remedy for clots and blood in urine? 2 hours later
Thank you, Doctor. My daughter has had previous blood work done, where would I look for the indicators of anemia? She will also be having a fasting blood test on Wendesday. What is the purpose of a fasting blood test? If this is a blood disease, what type of doc would she be referred to?

Thanks you.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Thanks for writing again.
In anaemia, the blood hemoglobin levels and hematocrit are decreased. This should have been there in the blood work she has already had.
Fasting blood test is to rule out diabetes.
If actually it comes out to be a bleeding disorder after initial investigations then she might have to go to a hematologist.
Hope I have answered your query.
Wishing you an early recovery.
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Follow-up: What is the remedy for clots and blood in urine? 2 hours later
Thank you, Doctor Tayal. I will follow up with more questions after our appointments on Tuesday.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 23 minutes later

Do let me know the latest developments.

I Shall be available for any follow up questions that you might be having.

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