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L5 disc protrusion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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How can I help you?
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User :   I had an MRI yesterday that revealed my L5 disc was protruding causing extreme pain. They have also found blood in my urine. I run 7 miles everyday and I am devastated over this news. I am scared about the blood and the recovery if surgery is suggested. They referred me immediately to a ortho surgeon. What does the blood mean? Can I run again?
Doctor :   The blood in your urine can be due to bleeding from the urethra
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or other part of the urinary tract
Doctor :   The bleeding can be a result of infection or trauma to the area
User :   Originally they suspected Kidney stone or infection. They have been ruled out. I dont have the full report yet from the radiologist. I am just worried about running again.
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Was an ultrasound abdomen done?

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