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Are red strings in urine a cause for concern?

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Posted on Thu, 8 Sep 2016
Question: I noticd red strings in my urine a day after passing blood. What could it mean?
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Red string in urine is blood clot

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .
You have noticed red string in your urine a day after passing blood in urine ,
The red string is blood clot .

This is most likely a blood from the rupture of superficial vein on the surface of enlarged prostate or a mass in the bladder and needs to be investigated .

Consult qualified Urologist for clinical and digital rectal examination and get following basic tests done to confirm the diagnosis.
1) Urine routine and culture.
2) Ultrasound scanning of abdomen and pelvis
3) Serum PSA.
4) Endoscopic examination of bladder (Cystoscopy)

Further treatment will depend upon result of these tests and final diagnosis.

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions , I shall be happy to help you .
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.



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Are red strings in urine a cause for concern?

Brief Answer: Red string in urine is blood clot Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for query . You have noticed red string in your urine a day after passing blood in urine , The red string is blood clot . This is most likely a blood from the rupture of superficial vein on the surface of enlarged prostate or a mass in the bladder and needs to be investigated . Consult qualified Urologist for clinical and digital rectal examination and get following basic tests done to confirm the diagnosis. 1) Urine routine and culture. 2) Ultrasound scanning of abdomen and pelvis 3) Serum PSA. 4) Endoscopic examination of bladder (Cystoscopy) Further treatment will depend upon result of these tests and final diagnosis. Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions , I shall be happy to help you . Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.