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Diagnosed with severe UTI and pneumonia. Bleeding while urination. Concerned

I am a 34 year old woman that went to the doctors yesterday with the thought that I had a possible bladder infection and/or bronchitis. I was told that I had a severe UTI and pneumonia. I was given antibiotics, I didn't have any pain or anything while urinating and I take a fluid pill so frequent urination is normal for me. My question is, when I woke up this morning and urinated, I'm bleeding like I'm on my period (which I just had about 10 days ago) and there is a very heavy discharge that accompanied it, is this normal?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

I have gone through your query, and shall directly address the concerns you have.

Blood in the urine is commonly found in a microscopic examination (not seen through the naked eye) in the presence of an infection. Although the amount of blood could vary from person to person, but when blood is clearly visible in the urine and is compared to a period, in a female patient. This should be further investigated to conclude if the blood is coming from the urinary tract or from the vagina, and accordingly addressed.

Your next concern is the discharge. I would have preferred for you to elaborately describe this discharge, liek color, consistency, odour, etc. But the presence of a discharge is most certainly in relation to an infection. Although, this infection could be a UTI or a sexually transmitted infection, and thus, will also have to be further investigated.

As you are already on a course of antibiotics, I recommend you wait till the completion of the course of antibiotics, and see if these symptoms subside. If they do, then well and good, but if they do not disappear within 48-72 hours after initiation of the therapy, then you should consider re-visiting your doctor and getting screened for all sexually transmitted infections.

In the meantime, please abstain from any sexual contact, consume plenty of water and cranberry juice for quicker recovery.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications. I would gladly help you.

Best wishes.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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