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Posted on Fri, 10 Jun 2016
Question: I recently noticed gross hematuria in my urine (last Saturday). There were tiny little blood clots that were bright red and obvious to visual observation. I visited my Doctor yesterday who seemed somewhat alarmed and sent me for urinalysis immediately. I'm not having any associated pain or frequent urination and only the occasional twinge in my bladder. I am a female 57 years of age. I am extremely worried as I read on the Internet that Gross Hematuria with no other symptoms is almost always an indication of a malignancy and an advanced malignancy at that. I am waiting for my results with much trepidation and have spent a sleepless night..... Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Matthew J. Mangat (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Don't jump to cancer as a diagnosis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXX and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist, i can fully understand your concern.

Total, painless,bleeding in the urine (hematuria), is abnormal.
There're causes other than cancer,so, till we get the reports,don't jump to a diagnosis. Let all the reports come.

After an examination by an Urologist, the following tests should've been done :
1. urine culture.
2. blood routine,creatinine,RBS,LFT,platelets,coagulation profile,VDRL,HIV and HbsAg.
3. CECT (contrast CT) or contrast-IVU.
4. CXR-PA.
5. Cystoscopy may be needed after seeing the reports.

Let all the reports come. Don't jump to conclusions.
Your doctor must've started an antibiotic in the meantime.
She should maintain 10-12 glasses fluids daily.

Hope your doubts are cleared.

Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.



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Suggest treatment for blood in urine

Brief Answer: Don't jump to cancer as a diagnosis. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXX and welcome to HCM. As an Urologist, i can fully understand your concern. Total, painless,bleeding in the urine (hematuria), is abnormal. There're causes other than cancer,so, till we get the reports,don't jump to a diagnosis. Let all the reports come. After an examination by an Urologist, the following tests should've been done : 1. urine culture. 2. blood routine,creatinine,RBS,LFT,platelets,coagulation profile,VDRL,HIV and HbsAg. 3. CECT (contrast CT) or contrast-IVU. 4. CXR-PA. 5. Cystoscopy may be needed after seeing the reports. Let all the reports come. Don't jump to conclusions. Your doctor must've started an antibiotic in the meantime. She should maintain 10-12 glasses fluids daily. Hope your doubts are cleared. Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.