Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online
Ask a Urologist   »  

What are the possible causes of blood in urine?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 1995
Answered : 527 Questions
What are the possible causes of blood in your urine ?
Posted Sun, 8 Sep 2013 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. V. Sasanka 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Causes could be due to sepsis, tumor, stones, etc

Detailed Answer:
I wish you has asked a more specific question as there are many causes for bleeding from the urinary tract.
At age of 78 years with a raised PSA level, I would be concerned the bleed as it could be from infection or enlargement of prostate, benign or otherwise.
The commoner cause of bleeding are however simple infection of bladder but as even any malignancy of kidneys or bladder or ureter or urethra also could cause a similar picture, I would suggest you get at least an ultrasound examination of your abdomen at the earliest along with a urine analysis and blood tests for kidney function. This should be accompanied by a urologist consultation who would want to do a very careful digital rectal examination.
The commoner causes of bleeding in younger persons would be kidney stones but that should be picked up on the ultrasound.
there are other causes such as bleeding disorders or usage of anti-coagulation medicines but it looks like they are not relevant here.
Hope I have been able to help you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Urologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor